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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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      Track tryouts today, which is the biggest waste of time.... ever!  We did a "warm up" (400m) and stretched and did some weird drills.  Then after the 2 and a half hour tryout ended I went on a pretty nice, slower than wanted, but nice weather-filled run (5.25.).  It was beautiful and almost perfect temperature.  Felt great, until the last bit.

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      There was great weather today.  Until an hour before school ended.  Then the wind started and the temperature dropped about 20 degrees.  Went to the track try outs, where they let us run, but it was in the worst wind I've been in for a while.  I froze, but tried to go a bit fast.  Tomorrow I will push it sooo much though, with all these off days, I know I gotta do it.

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     Track stuff, but the coach asked if I would rather go for a run, instead of learning how to jump, so I said OF COURSE.  Went for 5.5 miles close to a 5:45 pace.  Planned on a cool down, but had to leave after run. 

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       4 miles or so tempo run.  When Alex came back we did some 200m sprints on the track with the rest of the track team.  Felt great, probably could've gone farther, but might do a 5k Saturday for a hard workout, but I'm not sure.   

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     Easy, but alright pace.  Around 6 minute.  Felt great, probably because of spring fever, but oh well, I still felt great.

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Race: SV cause week 5k (3 Miles) 00:15:44, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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      Woke up and remembered I was going to do a race today.  Had some bacon, toast, and left a bit later.  It was perfect weather.  Sunny, a bit cold, and almost no snow on the ground.  I wasn't going to go all out, and instead just get a hard workout in, but then I saw Jerrel, and I just had to beat him, or atleast try.  The rest or most of the XC team were just going to run a 30 minute or so and do some very funny stuff.  I wanted to go with them, but didn't.  The race was to benefit a family that couldn't pay for a heart transplant.  We went to the finish line, and the XC team was dressed pretty funny, and they all lined up at the front without any room for anyone to pass them.  As soon as they said go the team went off and then stopped after 25m or so.  Jerrel and I battled it out from there.  He didn't know the course too well, and it wasn't marked perfect either, so I kinda had an advantage.  We went back and forth, but at the end I felt amazing (probably because I haved a lot of easy days, and Logan's team hasn't) and led the last half mile or so.  I just kept getting more ahead after that and beat him by a few seconds.  I thought it was a bit of a fast race for pre-season, but oh well, it'll probably help me.  Felt great after during the day.  Went on a 4 mile bike ride with my younger siblings that morning, and then went on a jog with my little brother, then a run again by myself and then a mile with my dog.  I just couldn't get enough running, probably because of the weather, but I still felt great after the running with my dog, but my cousins came over so I didn't go on another run. 

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