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
15K: Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run (aided) 48:10(2013).
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)
3k-7:50 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF
Cross Country: 10th(2018);
Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019);
Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)
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.
Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from July 2015-July 2017. I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape; however I knew that if the Lord wanted me to once again run competitively, he would bless me to return to fitness.
I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
You beat Day and Dressel. I know you're probably wanting to be able to switch gears more quickly, but I think you have the capability of sustained drives, like Solinsky, and as you do so your speed and power will increase. You'll still be able to take a few seconds off your 400 time, no doubt about it.
From Shawn H on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 03:59:10 from 22.214.171.124
Nice job, Conner. I agree with the comment above. You don't have a bad kick, but your real strength is your STRENGTH, just like Eyestone's. He never had much of a kick back in high school, but none of us could hang onto him late enough to show it. You could strike hard from, say, 600-800 meters out and really make people hurt. Of course, you know better than anyone where your real talent is--in races at 10K or above. Outdoor track should be much more rewarding, and next XC season will be special, I think. One day you'll be an excellent marathoner just like your coach. By the way, I don't comment as much on this blog because my wife and I are now retired and living in Thailand.
Add Your Comment.
Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language.
To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP
address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If
he made the original comment on another page/blog entry,
go to that entry and
If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment
is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others,
send a private message instead.