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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2010

Gender:

Male

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-Only 10k on a track.

15K: Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run (aided) 48:10(2013).

Half Marathon: 
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)

Post-mission:

3k-8:02 at dr. Sander Invitational and MPSF

5k-13:52

10k-28:57

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

Sub-14 min 5k in indoor season.

Sub-8 min 3k

make outdoor track nationals.

10k-sub 29

5k-sub-13:45

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.  

Personal:

I recently returned from serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape. I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

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Miles:This week: 16.00 Month: 241.80 Year: 1577.58
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     6 with Kyler. 5 inside, then 1 in the cold.  We did a mile warm up then 800m repeats at his 3200m pace.  My calves were still sore, so I didn't want to push it too bad with the simplot prelims on Thursday, and the finals Saturday. 

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    5 with Kyler in the gym.  Around a 7 min. mile pace. 

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3.00

    3 easy indoors, a bit with Kyler and Ethan. Simplot's tomorrow.  I dread the long drive, but am excited for the race. 

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Race: Simplot 3200m Prelims (2 Miles) 00:09:27, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
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6.00

     I got a ride with some of the other XC/distance track guys, and we got there about an hour before my race started.  I did a mile on the track, then a mile of warm up after that but before my race.  I was planning on just drafting on Elijah for the whole race, and then passing him at the end.  It happened just the opposite.  I was also planning on hitting a slower time, but I saw the first heat, and Jerrell kept a fast pace, finishing at a 9:23, with Ben right behind him, and a few guys strung out around them.  I knew I was going to have to go faster than a 9:40 like I planned. 

    Race: I went out right behind Elijah, and just stayed on his tail until the waterfall came around, and was cut off by a ton of people.  I passed all these kids after 1 lap, and then passed Elijah at around the second or third lap.  I led, hitting some fast splits, and still feeling great.  I came at the 800 at 2:18, and the mile at 4:38.  I slowed a bit, but kept a good pace.  With only 300m to go, Elijah passed me, and I just slowed down.  My excuse was already thought up before the race.  I was saving it for the finals.  He sprinted those last few laps, while I actually slowed.  My stomach started hurting the last part of the last lap.  Kinda weird, but it was at a good time. 

   After the race I did a cool down alone, then after Kyler's and Nick's race(they both PR'd) I cooled down with them and Zan (who also PR'd.).  Now to get ready for the finals. 

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     2 easy.  Getting ready for tomorrow.  Hopefully a new PR.  Or a win.  I could live with either one any day of the week. 

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Race: Simplot 3200m finals (2 Miles) 00:09:14, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
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5.00

     I got to the race, and I was way nervous.  I didn't know if I was ready for the meet.  I did a warm up with Jadyn Asay, and then another one by myself before the race.  I really wanted to PR, but I wasn't feeling as good as Thursday. 

    Race: We went out fast, and some guy who I don't konw led the first and second, and possibly the third before I passed him.  I led a bit, and just tried to keep a good pace.  I felt like I could PR.  I hit the 800m at 2:15-2:16, leading the race.  Somewhere between here and the mile Jerrell passed me, and then Ben and Elijah.  I slowed down after each one passed me, and lost too much time.  I tried to put in a few moves to gain back ground, but after a while I didn't think I could pass them.  I did at the mile, and hit it at 4:35, which is the right pace for the meet record.  After this I can't remember exactly what happened.  Ben and Elijah passed me, and I was just a bit too far to draft off them.  At 3 or 4 laps to go they hit a slower lap, and I caught up, but then the gained their ground on me again, and with 400m to go Ben left and Elijah tried to follow. I didn't feel like I could push the pace as much here.  Ben ran a 9:00, hitting his last 400m at 55 seconds, while Elijah was 9:11.  I came in with a 4 sec. personal best, and then Jordon and Jerrell came in(both of them were sick). 

    After I did a cool down with Jerrell, and then went out to eat with my grandparents, parents, and brother.  Pretty much an amazing day as far as running went though. 

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