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BYU Autumn Classic

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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

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

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



3k-7:50 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF



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

National finishes: Cross Country: 10th(2018); Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019); Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

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: 0.00 Month: 147.60 Year: 2403.92
Race: BYU Autumn Classic (4.35 Miles) 00:20:56, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance

Got to the course about 90 minutes before we started.  Started warming up about 50 minutes before the race.  Felt pretty good.  A slight bit of tightness in my right hamstring, but luckily we weren't starting out insanely fast, so I wasn't too worried.  Goal was to stay at 4:50 pace for the first 4km, then the last 3km speed it up and have separation.  

The start is downhill and is a long stretch, so it was pretty quick. Luckily the race wasn't too packed, so even though I got out slow the first 200m, I caught up without having to weave around too many people.  I stuck to the left and had the edge on the first 4 turns, which was nice.  I got right behind Rory, then right next to him and ran side-by-side with him for most of the race.  It was enjoyable to run with teammates for a race again, although it made it hard to view it as a race.  I felt pretty good through the first 3 km.  At one part I looked back to see where our team was and saw Zac right behind me.  It was fun to see because right now he's the only other one running cross country that signed with me.  Right before 4km I was next to Luke Beattie, and was actually feeling a bit beat.  At the turn right after 4km, McMillan jumped out in front of all of us, and I thought to just let him go.  Then Shumway made a move as well, and his wasn't as quick of an acceleration, so it was easier to go with and catch up to McMillan.  I ran behind McMillan for a bit, then Danny passed me after a bit and then Rory passed us and we were pretty together. The last 300m was interesting because I felt like I was pushing and going really fast, but it seemed relaxed. 

After it was nice to talk to people that I hadn't seen in a while.  I'm from Smithfield, so racing in Cache Valley felt like home again.  6 mile cool down after.  

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 20:59:07 from

Thrilled for you! Keep up the good work.

From jtshad on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 07:11:08 from

Great race!

From Shawn H on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 18:55:37 from

Good job, Conner. XC will be exciting!

From Conner Mantz on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 08:46:28 from

Thanks Murphy, Jeff, and Shawn!

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