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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-Only 10k on a track.

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

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


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



Half marathon-Deseret News 2018-1:05:08(aided)

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


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.  


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: 0.00 Month: 278.05 Year: 278.05
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    Ran again in St. George.  A little cold at first, but then the sun came out. Did some sprints where I worked on form during it.  Felt pretty sore.

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    6 slow miles. I didn't feel too good in the stomache due to my lack of healthy food, but hopefully I get back into the swing of things.  I'm way excited for Simplot, there's going to be a great field to go after Ben's record.

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    Pre-meet.  Extended a little with Tyson.

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Race: Simplot 3200m prelims (1.988 Miles) 00:09:27, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
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      Did a shakeout run with Kyler and Stockton when we got there.  Then ran a good warm up with Kyler.  We were both in the second heat.  We watched the first heat, where Cerake went 9:15 and looked like he was spent the last lap(it's prelims. calm down Colorado kid).

    Race: The gun went off, I got out bad, but it didn't matter because it's a 2 mile race.  Then I heard someone fall, and then we had to restart.  I got out better, but quickly got into pace, while a lot of people pushed it like it was the biggest part of the race.  I then got into the lead about 400m in and just kept a good pace.  I think I was 4:45 at the mile, I wanted to be 9:40, so this was fast.  I just kept going off feel, but with 400m to go I couldn't resist, and it sounded like Connor McMillan was going to pass me, so I sped up my last 2 laps.  With 1.5 to go, some kid wouldn't let me pass him.  We were sprinting side by side for almost a full lap.  I was a bit ticked, so I cut him off after the second turn with him.  Maybe I'm being the jerk, but when you lap someone, and they make you get out in lane 2 it gets you a bit mad.  I came in at 9:27, which is good, but probably too fast for prelims.  Oh well, it's not the end of the world.  Afterward I did a cool down with Elijah and his dad because Kyler wasn't feeling that good with his race.  It was great talking to him about the race.  Kyler, Claire(who ran a 10+ sec. PR in her race.  She could have ran a lot faster, but she doesn't have a lot of speed, and the race went out way too fast.  I think she was in 2nd to last at the 400m and was at 1:20.  She ended with a 12:08 I think) and I left early and got home around 9:30-10.  I got on my homework and worked until 4 AM doing it, so I'm a little sleep deprived right now.  Hopefully it doesn't hurt my race Saturday too much.

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   2 easy with Claire, then a half mile with strides in it.

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Race: Simplot finals (2 Miles) 00:09:12, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
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     Warmed up with Elijah.  My legs felt really flat, and I was tired.  I could feel the lack of sleep from Thursday night. Planned on not leading, but that plan went out the window when we opened in a 1:08 first 400m. I wasn't feeling that good from the get go.  Just really tired.  I pushed and came across the mile in 4:32.  Then Cerake and Elijah flew by my, and I just wanted to be done.  I had a terrible mental game.  I just wanted to finish.  With 6 laps left my stomache started to hurt and I felt like I was sprinting to just get a faster time than last year.  With 2 laps left my stomache was really hurting.  If I could have kicked like usual I would have finished 2nd in 9:08 or so, but was just happy to get it over with.  After I went to the garbage can and stood there for a while.  I was just so dizzy and tired afterward.  I didn't throw up, so this race was better than Arcadia.  Afterward I cooled down with Elijah, and started to feel better.  He didn't race well(for what shape he was in) either, so it was good to have someone that understood running with me.  I ran a little more when we ordered Dinner, and I ran some looking(before my race) for someone who ran the mile in spikes to ask if it was a good idea, but I never found anyone, so I played it safe with flats.

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