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Great Southwest 4X800

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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 4X800 (0.5 Miles) 00:01:59, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 7
Total Distance

      Too long of a warm up, practiced hand offs with Tyson from AF and Brady from Riverton.  Tomy was signed up for this race, but no one told him about it, and he didn't have his spikes, jersey, or bib yet, so I was put in as the slowest guy on the team.  I was the second one to run, and I messed up the hand-off.  I started too early, and had to backpedal to make sure I got the buton(I don't know how to spell it).  I got it in 2nd to last, and sprinted to catch someone, but I was passed as soon as I got it.  I didn't know it then, but I was in last place.  I slowly tried to catch people, and didn't until my last 200m.  I really slowed down here because I wasn't mentally motivated for this race, except it was funny because I started passing 2 or 3 people.  I gave the buton to Tyson, and he took off.  Rory told me he had me at a 1:59 high, so that was great to finally go sub-2.  Our team was the "C" Utah team and we finished 7th (top 6 medal) with our team going 8:05.  After Garrett (who was on team A and took 2nd) and Vance (Team B and took 4th) and I went on a cool down for 1.5 miles, which was farther than I wanted for pre-meet. 

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