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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2010

Gender:

Male

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)

Post-mission:

1,500m-3:45

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

5k-13:29

10k-28:18

NCAA finishes:

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.  

Personal:

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.  

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 59.30 Month: 291.40 Year: 4284.47
Race: Pre-Nationals (4.971 Miles) 00:23:20, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
19.50

AM-May have miscalculated the distance. Race went well, lots of wind, fast moves, and good competition. I was very fortunate to come away with the win today. I'll write more later

Warmed up 2.5 miles with the team. I didn't get a bad start, but it wasn't the best.  The plan was to run with the pack, unless the Campbell athletes took it our really hard. Well, the Campbell athletes took it out hard, and Danny made room for me to sprint and catch up.  I was with them at about 600m, and it felt fast.  I knew that I just should run behind these athletes, but it felt quicker than I thought it should.  I caught up with them, and we went through 1000m at 2:38.  I knew this was downhill, but it still felt really quick.  We slowed pretty quickly, and the rest of the group caught up.  We went through the mile at 4:24, and then the pace kept slowing to about 4:40 pace, and eventually, 4:50ish pace.  Our 1000m splits started getting over 3 minutes, and suddenly there was a large pack together.  The wind wasn't too bad, so I led a bit, but didn't really push the pace.  With a mile to go, Isai Rodriguez started pushing the pace, and the Amon went with him, and later pushed the pace. I caught up, just being ready for any move.  After a bit, I looked back and realized the pack was just us 3, and I felt like we were slowing down, so I put in a surge, but Amon quickly passed me.  With 400m to go, we could see the finish and I knew it was going to be a long kick, so I waited before really picking the pace up.  I had taken the lead here, and with about 100m to go they were still with me, but then I had another gear, and was fortunate enough to get the win.  After, I turned around and saw Jake take 4th, which was huge, and then the rest of the guys in our top 5 raced great.  Sadly, Kramer and Jacklin both got hurt in the race and faded really hard. Fortunately, Michael, who was having an off day, passed enough people in the final straight that we barely beat Colorado.  Great run for the team, but we are going to have to race better if we are going to have a shot at beating NAU.

PM-4 miles in Chicago. Pretty tired from the meet and long bus ride.

Comments
From jtshad on Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 17:12:42 from 65.129.138.74

Congrats on a strong performance!

From Jon on Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 21:34:46 from 96.33.83.28

Good job

From Blake Bennion on Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 18:21:17 from 172.58.121.155

Congrats on the win, you're exciting to watch!

From Glory in the long run on Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 15:50:24 from 65.130.60.60

So awesome to read about your race savvy. I'm reminded of when Dathan Ritzenhein won the NCAA, the reporters questioned where he was in the first 400 meters, but it all evens out by the first mile. Run smart, and put yourself in position to run hard when you need to.

From Conner Mantz on Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 19:04:50 from 128.187.116.8

Thanks everyone!

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