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Great Southwest 3200m

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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)






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.

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: Great Southwest 3200m (2 Miles) 00:09:32, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance

     This was possibly my worst run race this season, mentally, time-wise, and effort-wise. 2 miles warm up with Jordan Cross and later some of the other guys running it.  I got my spikes, and thought of a different race strategy of sitting and kicking.  That, plus the lack of sleep and not being excited to race really messed up my race.  I just didn't want to run a PR and I didn't want to hurt, so I gave up before the race even started.  I am very disappointed in myself because I should've raced it, not just ran it.  I stuck behind someone, and we hit the mile at 4:45.  This is where I should've taken off, but it hurt a little to go faster than that pace.  I just didn't want to be out there racing, and I didn't pass him.  I stuck behind him and we hit some really slow laps, ones that are my 5k pace. After Luis Martinez passed me with 600m to go, and the race was over.  I just tried to kick it, but I didn't have a kick.  It was terrible.  I tried, but not as much as I should've.  One thing that was good from this is race is that I learned a lot about myself, and what I need to do to race well.  I need to eat well and get better sleep,  and also remember how much I like to run. 

     After I went on a cool down on the field for around a mile and half, and then when we got to the hotel I went on a 4.5 mile run with Jordan because I just needed to clear my head.  It was a scary run because it was at night and a lot of weird people were out at night. 

From Jake K on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:46:52 from

Don't sweat this too much Conner. You've had a great season. It's really hard (impossible) to hold racing sharpness for a long time. You ran 9:04 in early April, so it's been a long outdoor track season and you've run consistently awesome throughout.

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