Kobe-Jordan Rhooms

From young man to Man of Might

Name: Kobe-Jordan Rhooms

Class of  2017

Sporting events participated in while at CC: Track and Field, Basketball and Football

High school alias: Kazz / Superman

College or University: Morgan State University

Current Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Graduating year: 2021

Current Occupation: Student

Currently located: Baltimore, Maryland

Scholastic Accomplishments: 

Dean’s List

All Academic List

Athletic Director List

MEAC Sports Commissioner’s all academic team

Athletic Accomplishments: 

Kobe to be inducted at MSU

Cornwall College

Photo credit Paul Reid

Cornwall College High Jump PB 2.08m

Penn Relays High Jump 3rd Place 2016 and 2017

Carifta Games Silver Medalist 2016

National U18 Champion 2017

National Trials Bronze Medalist

Triple Jump PR – 15.64m

High Jump PR – 2.10m

Long Jump PR – 7.14m

Video: Kobe-Jordan Rhooms Penn Relays High Jump

Morgan State University

Video: Kobe-Jordan Rhooms Morgan State University Long Jump

MEAC Champion (Triple Jump)

How did Cornwall College prepare you?

Attending Cornwall College is not for the weak at heart. Going to an all-boys school there was no room to be soft or slight. The toughness I gathered at Cornwall has helped in many ways of my life whether it being not giving up easily or simply just looking at situations with an attitude to find the best solution. Track and Field at CC. was not always something I took seriously until about my last two years. The drive and push my coaches put into me helped me understand that I truly had the talent to excel on the track. They, however, did not let me forget that grades came first and without proper grades I would not be able to compete for the team. The discipline instilled by our coaches prepared us to respect and understand that they only have our best at heart and even when we refuse to believe it, they know what is best.

What words of encouragement/advice would you provide to current student-athletes?

In every instance trust your coaches. They know what is best and they will always put your best interest first. Buy into the program and do what is required, work hard and the results will come. Slack off and hiding from training gets you nowhere. I guarantee you that all those girls you are chasing will chase you when they see you representing Cornwall and maybe even the country in the future. Time wasted can’t be regained and to quote one of the best principals to this date “Nothing great or worthwhile achieving was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

Favorite memory while at Cornwall College:
Two things come to mind. The day when the track team had practice, but the U16 match was playing and the coaches came out looking for us and we were all up on the pavilion hiding and watching the match instead of changing for practice
The second memory is an annual event.  That was when we had track camp. Camp was always the best with the older members of the team

Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Montego Bay Alumni Chapter.