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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

5k-14:01 both at MPSF and Iowa state Invitational.

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.


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: 58.25 Month: 183.90 Year: 817.53
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     10 easy around Preston.  Was going to do a route that goes around the Napoleon Dynamite scenes, but got lost when looking for the house.  I ran to the golf course and a few other places.  I picked it up the last mile and ran it in 5:19.  It felt like a 5:30 at fastest, so that was weird, especially because it was into the wind for most of it.

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     After taking the ACT today, I was pretty warn out mentally.  Hopefully I get a good score, but I feel like I did bad on the English and Math sections, which are usually my best part, so I don't want to know my score. 1.25 mile warm up, then a 5k at tempo pace on the track to get ready for New Balance in a week and a half.  I ate some waffles (in between the test and the run) about an hour before, so I felt terrible, but since it was only 3.1 miles tempo it was a lot easier to do.  I averaged 5:00 or 5:01, not sure.  Was pretty consistent, until the end I started to fade.  Then 2 miles cool down with Calvin when we went looking for everyone else, but we didn't find them.

     4 miles later.  Felt good during these.

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    6.2 miles up sunnyside plus a little. Then some ten dot dot with everyone at Mack Park.  Easy to get ready for the workout tomorrow.

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     Blue and White meet today.  Coach had me do a workout to make up for missing the one on Monday instead. I ran in the mile and did 3X300m at mile pace with 100m recovery at 8:00 pace.  I started out strong and ran my first 300m in 43, but I slowed down a lot in the last 20 meters.  I jumped quickly into my recovery, but ended up going to fast and was at the line at 20 sec, so I jogged in place for five then ran the next one.  48ish.  Just a tad slow.  The recovery was right on.  Then another 48, so a bit slow, but then the recovery was slower.  Alex and Tyson passed me, and so I just tagged along with Alex. Finished in 5:01 for the mile.  Then it got really cold and rainy and really really windy, so I just decided not to do the 800m the same way and ran a bunch easy after.

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     5.2 easy with the team, then Tyson, Ethan, and Stockton ran 3X400m with me to help me pace for the 5000m in a week.  Coach said just do 3X1 minute at race pace, so I decided to do it on the track and go the extra so many meters.  We hit 65, 66, 65.  It was weird how easy it felt.  But then again, it was only one lap with a minute or two recovery. 

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    8.25 easy.  Time to start getting that taper in.  Legs felt good, but I'm a little sick and didn't feel good.  Hopefully I get better before next week.

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