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Member Since:

May 18, 2010



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

Pre-high school: I ran a lot of local 5ks and a few half marathons.  I didn't do a ton of training, but I just had fun, and I got more serious about it as high school got closer.

High school: I enjoyed running a lot, especially cross country.  I originally did track to keep my in shape for cross country.  I ran at Footlocker Nationals, the Adidas Dream mile, Brooks PR Invitational, world xc junior championships, and a few local 5ks. 

PRs: 800: 1:56.80-State Track 2014

1600: 4:10-State Track 2014/Mile: Sea Level-Adidas Grand Prix-4:07

3200:Alititude(4500ft): 8:57.99-State Track 2014-2 Mile:8:53 at Brooks PR Invitational

5K: New Balance Indoor Nationals(2014) - 14:24

10K:USA Junior Track Championships (2014)-31:01-Only 10k on a track.

15K: Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run (aided) 48:10(2013).

Half Marathon: 
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)


3k-8:02 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF



Half marathon-Deseret News 2018-1:05:08(aided)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

Sub-14 min 5k in indoor season.

Sub-8 min 3k

make outdoor track nationals.

10k-sub 29


Long-Term Running Goals:

Make sure I have fun, not get burned out, and get faster.

Eventually get the school records in the 5km and 10km.  


I recently returned from serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape. I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

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Miles:This week: 39.20 Month: 260.75 Year: 692.40
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AM-4 easy miles before lifting

PM-10.2 easy miles with strides. Felt tired.

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Long run from Kramer’s house. His family provided breakfast after. He is doing better since his collapse a few weeks ago. 

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AM-5.25 with Michael, Josh, and Talem.

PM-8x400. Didn’t feel good during these. Felt really sluggish and had no pop in my legs. 61, 61, 61, 60, 60, 60, 60, 57. 90 seconds rest and then 3 min after 6th rep. 

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AM-5.1 miles

PM-12 miles and strides

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AM-4.2 icy miles with Josh, Michael, and Talem.

PM-9 miles. 2x400, 2x200 at 62, 60, 28, 26.

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AM-5 frozen miles in Iowa.

PM-3 miles, strides, and 2x200m at goal pace.

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Race: Iowa State Classic (3.107 Miles) 00:13:39, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 5
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AM-10 minute shakeout with Clayson and Jake.

PM-5k race in Iowa. I ran a PR by 13 seconds. 9 mile cool down, two mile warm up. Shoutout to Trevor Dunbar for pacing perfectly for 4K, and to Clayton Young for having a kid a few weeks ago, buying a car this weekend, and then running 13:34.

Race report long writeup: Got there a couple hours before the race started.  I was pretty nervous, but felt really good doing strides yesterday, so I was confident.  After the warm up when I was putting on my spikes, Coach showed me the results from the race at UW.  It put a little more pressure on my to run my goal time of 13:39, but I was confident in it.  I started next to Clayson and there was a lot of room where we started.  I quickly was in the back and while I felt the pace was slow, it wasn't.  I came around 800m at 2:10 and realized I was in good position, and right where I wanted to be.  At 1200m I was at 3:17 and debated on moving up, but we got back on pace pretty quick, and I was fine.  I think I was at 4:22 at the 1600m mark, and just kept calm. The race didn't feel too bad, but it was definately a good effort.  I hit 8:49-50 at 3200m and realized I may need to start picking it up.  With 1000m to go, I looked at the time and saw 11:00 or something and told myself I had to urn 2:39 to get sub-13:40.  I went around the pack of 8 or 9 guys quickly and was in third.  I was apprehensive to do this becasuse I knew it was going to hurt and increase the risk of me burning out, but I was pleasently surprised when it didn't.  I saw Clayton and Edwin Kurgat were gapping us and I tried to catch them.  I didn't look around me to see the pack on my heels, but focused on Clayton.  He was leading and his gap was increasing.  I just kept telling myself "Bama or bust," which is a reference to either go to indoor nationals, or blow up in this race trying.  As we continually got closer to the finish, I saw my goal of sub 13:40 getting closer and closer within reach.  With 300m to go, I was pretty sure I had it, and this sense of confidence may ahve slowed me down, as I had one of the slowest last laps in the race, but I got the goal at hte finish. I was passed by 2 people in the last 100m, but it was fine.  We had 4 guys from BYU run 13:42 or faster, with Clayton getting the win at 13:34.  

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Long run. Started at 0 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill making it to negative 17, but by the end it was 9 degrees and the wind chill said -9. It wasn’t as bad because we did 90% of the run not into the wind. 

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AM-7.5 miles with Clayson

PM-12 miles and then strides after on the outdoor track.  

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AM-4.2 easy miles with Michael. 

PM-10x1000m at intramural field.  Went off watches instead of the wheel this time, so times are a bit faster.  We went 3:02 on the first two, had a few 2:57s, then coach told Jared that he is building his base for the marathon while we were recovering from a race.  So then he dropped the hammer and we were told to make sur ewe recover and not go with him.  We had some around 2:55-59 for the next few, then our last two were 2:51s.  

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AM-7.1 easy miles with Josh, Michael, and Talem.

PM-10 miles in the rain and slush.  Probably shouldn't have front-loaded my week this much.  

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AM5.2 easy miles with Josh.

PM-Mile, 1200, 800, 800 at 4:28, 3:16, 2:07, 2:07. Easier workout than usual, but it was good.

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AM-4.2 easy miles

PM-Carterville and strides.

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Long run today. It was pretty windy, and was a pain for the first 9 miles, but made the next 9 not too bad. 

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AM-2xmile at 4:51 and 4:53, then 1200 at 3:16, 800 at 2:07 and 2x400 at 61, 58. I felt pretty good and it wasn’t a very hard workout. MPSF this weekend should be good.

PM-5.8 miles on soft surface.

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AM-5.2 easy miles with the morning run group. Today was the first time in a while that we had everyone.

PM-12 miles and strides.

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AM-5.2 easy miles with Josh and Michael.

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