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NCAA Indoor Championships

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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: NCAA Indoor Championships (1.864 Miles) 00:07:55, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 7
Total Distance

Wish I had more time to write about this race, but due to school and other responsibilities, I've fallen behind on the blog.  

Warmed up about 2 miles with Clayton and McMillan. Felt a lot more loose this time around then yesterday.  After reviewing yesterday's race, I seem to figure out that the problem with the race for me was I was so outcome orientated.  I wanted top-3 and thought I'd worked for it, was in great shape, and I expected that the execution process would take care of itself without the effort that was necessary in the qualifying races.  Well, after realizing this, I told myself at the start line that I needed to enjoy the race and be ready for everything.  At the start line I told myself that there was no where else I'd rather be than on the start line for this race. 

The gun went off and I got out well.  The 3k is easier to prep for because you know that it's fast and hard, and that pacing isn't really something I do.  I just run hard in the 3k, and let what happens happen.  At 150m we came across the cut in(I was on teh outside waterfall start) and I let instincts kick in.  I took the front from Clayton.  He said, "Have some fun out there Mantz."  and I decided to push.  I tried to keep pushing the pace, but I could feel that it wasn't there.  I heard a Coach yelling that we were running 32 seconds per lap.  This was frustrating, but I just kept pushing.  Around 1600m Robert Brandt passed me.  There was a fall while I was leading it and Clayton, who was still right behind me, yelled at me to keep going (I had looked back when it happened) and then I sped up.  As the race went on McDonald made his move, and with 300m to go, I was in the top-5 pack.  The sad thing was I felt like I was all out kicking to keep up at this point; however, I felt great.  Until 150m to go.  Then I booty locked, got passed by 2 people, almost 3, and I just dug enough to make it to the finish.  Last 400m was 58.2, which is one of my best kicks.  I was so relieved to finish 7th.  I had the goal of top-8 in this race because it seemed realistic and out there.  

After the race, Clayton, McMillan and I went on a long cool down.  It was a good weekend for us, and with just the 3 of us, we finished 13th at nationals, which was fun.  Clayton led the team, finishing 3rd and 6th, McMillan finished 4th and 11th, and I finished 10th and 7th.  While this weekend was slightly disappointing, I learned a lot, and I'm excited for outdoor track season.  During our cool down, Clayton jokingly said that he would race us to the end of a road.  The road was about 400m long, and sprinting it hurt!  But it was fun.  

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