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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: Mt Sac relays (3.107 Miles) 00:13:52, Place overall: 21, Place in age division: 21
Total Distance

Good race today. Lots to work on, but it was a fun experience and I learned a lot. 

So, most of the day was pretty simple. Just hung around the hotel, slept, ate, and studied for finals.  We did a small shakeout around 11-12. At about 6:30 or so we went to the meet.  I was feeling prett good, but I think I ate too much before my race becasue I could feel a bit of food still in my stomache, as if it hadn't digested adn was just sitting on top of everything.  I checked in, and Dallin, Jake, and I started to warm up around 50 minutes before our race.  After getting back, we stretched out and right before I was about to go to the tent to report for the race, I heard them announce that they were combining both of the heats, and that they would run both of them 15 minutes after the first was scheduled.  So, know I had another 15 minutes or so.  I ran a bit more, stretched, and tried to lengthen out my preparation time.  Got to the track, they talked to us for a bit, then quickly put on my spikes, did 3 strides and lined up. 

Gun went off, and I went to the inside of lane 5(They had a double waterfall start) and tried to stick with it.  The first 200m was very quick, I was near the back at 31ish.  Next 400m was pretty relaxed, and about in 68-69, so I was at 1:40 at 600m.  I tried to relax and I gradually got into lane 1.  I was feeling really relaxed.  The next few laps I stayed in position and as people went outside to pass others, I would move ahead, staying in lane one.  I slowly passed a few people in lane one.  Right before the mile marker Danny Carney got on my shoulder and then moved passed me.  I tried to follow, but he was moving up pretty quick. We hit the 1600m mark at 4:25.  The next mile was just about consistency.  I was so excited.  I just kept thinking that today was going to be the day I run 13:45.  I stayed in position, and the front pack had people slowly falling off, so I tried to stay on that train.  I came through 3200m at 8:50.  I was feeling really good.  Hurting, but it felt controlled.  I knew I could go faster.  Somewhere in the next few laps, I either lost sight of what was going on, or just didn't have the strength necessary to continue to speed it up.  I remember with 800m to go, I saw that I had fallen off pace, and changed my goal to 13:49.  At 800m to go I passed Jerrell Mock and told him to come with me.  I looked back 100m later to see him over 10m behind.  We'd both fallen off the train, but him more so than me.  By the time we hit 400m to go, I was in no man's land.  The pack had about 30-40m atleast on me, and the next guy back was about 20m behind.  I saw I needed to run 63 to run under 13:50, so I thought it was easily plausible.  I tried moving up, telling myself not to lose sight of the goal.  It felt like a workout where I was falling apart though.  With 100m to go the guys behind me had caught me, and one flew by me.  I ran 66 my last lap, so that was a bit frustrating.  I was happy to see 13:52 because it was a PR and I knew I had given an honest effort.  I had put myself where I needed to be, but just didn't run the necessary 4:22 last mile necessary to accomplish my goal.  

After it was fun to find out that we had a 5 guys in the heat run PRs.  We cooled down with Cam Levins after.  He's a pretty standup guy and it was a lot of fun to talk to him and hear how he's doing.  He didn't race near his capabilities, but it was a lot of fun to be in a race with him.  

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 07:16:11 from

More steady progress. Fun to watch!

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 15:35:40 from

Congratulations on a PR and sub-14:00!

From Conner Mantz on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 13:23:55 from

Thanks Coach Murphy and Sasha!

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