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December 15, 2018

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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: 25.00 Month: 132.75 Year: 3970.73
Total Distance

15 miles in St. George. More coughing than usual and I had to stop running about 4 or 5 times until I stopped coughing. My throat felt so sore after. I talked to another doctor that is a family friend and he recommended an antibiotic. Hopefully it works because my throat hurts so much and makes running so miserable. One good part of the run was where I got to run with Collin from the blog. 

From Collin Morrison on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 18:51:07 from

Good luck getting better, that cough has got to be nasty!

From Shawn H on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 22:36:43 from

You must have amazing resistance to illness, Conner. Even when I was your age and in excellent condition, if I ran 15 miles while feeling like that, I'd be bedridden for a week. I was going to suggest that maybe your cough was aggravated by one of those temperature inversions that hold in the smog from Ogden down through Provo so often in the winter, but a sore throat suggests an infection. Still, you're used to running in Smithfield, and the Logan/Smithfield area has much better air in the winter than what you get all along the Wasatch Front. Anyway, I sure hope you get better soon . . .

From Shawn H on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 18:07:39 from

Conner, make sure it's not mononucleosis. When I was a year older than you are now, I got a sore throat and a cough that just wouldn't go away. Our family doctor prescribed antibiotics. It just got worse and worse until I finally decided I better go see another doctor. The second doctor ran a test and said it was mononucleosis, which is a virus, not a bacteria. The antibiotics hadn't helped, and in fact had hurt. I was soon hospitalized an put on an I.V. and steroid anti-inflammatories, which, after a few days, worked. You probably don't have mononucleosis, but you might want to be sure if the antibiotics don't work. Not to sound like a know-it-all, but as the Farmers Insurance commercial says, we old runners "know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two." Get well soon.

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