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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



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.  


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.  

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Race: Dr. Sander Invitational (1.864 Miles) 00:08:02, Place overall: 13, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance

Great race. The race went out slow, then Clayson made a big move from behind and took the lead. I eventually made it back to the front group, tried to take the lead with 270m to go, but the guy sped up. I got passed by Danny Carney in the last 30 meters and he won our heat. Fun race, more to come. 

From Tyler on Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 06:21:13 from


From Glory in the long run on Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 07:30:27 from

You always promise more to come--hope to see it. ;-)

You're looking good, good pic.

A while ago I asked you a question about race attitude and mental tenacity. Don't know if you saw it. Would like to hear your viewpoint.

From Holt on Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 15:37:28 from

Iím gonna bet Ed is pretty pleased with how well you are coming along! Keep up the great work. It is fun to follow your progress.

From Matt Todd on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 15:53:55 from

My man

From Conner Mantz on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 21:31:04 from

Thanks everyone. As far as race mentality, I always feel like I have to have the same mentality in workouts. Like, if Iím really hurting during the workouts, then Iíll just focus on the pain and how much I can hurt. Other times I just try and focus on other things to take my mind off it. Not sure if thatís what youíre looking for.

From Glory in the long run on Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 07:44:58 from

Thanks. That's interesting. I understand the pain is the same in workouts or racing, but you don't feel like there's a special reserve mentality for racing? The pain of workouts points to the special push in a race, and this isn't possible all the time, that's what makes racing special. As I understand it, one can only truly push themselves a handful of times per year. The targeted nature of training is for this (are you familiar with Lydiard's periodization?)

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