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Mountain Crest Dual Meet

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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



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

National finishes: Cross Country: 10th(2018); Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019); Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

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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       We did a mile and half warm up, then did 10X400m at 1:04( or that is what I was supposed to hit.) with a minute break in between.  The rain and wind was terrible, and I feel like I really should have had more 1:04s.  I hit a 1:02 for the first lap, but my next lap was the last one that was on target.  The rest were slow, anywhere from 1:06 to 1:10.  I was dissappointed in myself for not getting these where I needed them.  I need to work on my work ethic during speed workouts, because that's where I get lazy.  2 mile cool down with Kyler afterward.  After that my legs still felt super fresh from the taper, so I put in 2 more miles.  My legs still felt super fresh after that, but coach advised me to not put in extra miles if I'm not hitting the splits I need to. 

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    Ran up Smithfield Canyon for our long run today.  Kyler said it was 11.5 up to the green spicket at the campgrounds and back, and that seemed about right.  After I did around an extra half mile to bring me up to a whole number of twelve.  I felt good. 

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     4 pre-meet.  I felt great.  It's a dual meet tomorrow, so I didn't really run that slow.  I'm planning on getting a few speed workouts in during some events, maybe. 

    2 extra miles at about 6.  My legs felt great, and I didn't want to taper too much for a dual meet. 

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Race: Mountain Crest Dual Meet (2 Miles) 00:10:12, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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       Ran 1600 and 3200 at a dual meet.  I didn't push it too much.  4:41 for the mile and that felt good.  Goal was 4:40, but I slowed the last two laps.  I ran the 3200m, and my goal was my tempo for my VDot (I think) which is 5:09.  I was on pace the whole way for 5:08 pace, and I just pushed my last lap a bit more.  It felt great!  I love pushing it, but not as fast as a race pace. That pace was perfect.  I did some good cool downs/warm ups in between these.  I also did an 800m in a medly leg just for fun.  We won. . . . .  because we were the only team.  I ran a 2:19, and it didn't hurt.  It was a fun meet though. 

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    2 easy.  pre-meet.

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Race: Grizzley Invitational (2 Miles) 00:09:23, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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     I warmed up, and the weather was terrible.  It wasn't too cold, but with the wind and occasional rain, I didn't want to run.  I warmed up (not a very warm one) and went to the start line.  I had the fastest time this season, becuase Jerrell hadn't ran yet (He's had an achielles injury and has only been able to run a few easy runs a week). 

      The gun went off, and Jerrell and Rory had a pretty big lead, about 20 meters on me.  After a little while Rory fell off Jerrell who was going way strong.  I slowly reeled him in.  I'm not sure about our splits, but I know I was around 4:40 (maybe under?) for the mile.  Jerrell still had 20 meters or so on me, but I was catching him.  We ran a bunch of 73s (I wanted to be running 70s) for the next laps, and I caught up to him on the last lap at the 300m to go mark.  I was sprinting, because I had to run a 62 or 63 to get sub-9:20, but I couldn't pass him, and the wind had suddenly gotten really bad.  With 200m to go I should've passed him and gone for the faster time, but I held back a bit.  I passed him with about 50 meters left, and sprinted in for a 9:23.  I'm happy with this race, but I am dissapointed on the time.  I really felt like I should have been running a sub 9:20, because two weeks ago at Cache-Box I ran a 9:24 and it felt easy. I blame it on the wind, the bad sleep these last few nights, and my bad diet. I was really hungry in between the 1600 and the 3200, but I didn't want to take the chance of over eating.

          After I cooled down with Kyler, and rested up a bit.  The wind got worse, and it started raining more consistently.  I didn't have any motivation.  I just tried to push it, but didn't feel like it was all out.  I really think I could have ran a lot faster for this race.  I took 5th and ran a 4:30ish.  Not a good race at all. Jordon Cross won it, with Elijah Armstrong in second, then Rory, Mike, and then me.  After I cooled down with Jordon Cross and Mike Buckly of Ogden, who both had spectacular races.  Another thing I think that effected my race is the dual meet two days ago.  I should not have gone a 4:40 for that mile.  My legs were sore before the race started today, but I still thought I could do well and possibly PR in the 1600.  Maybe next time

    PM- 3 miles at a pace that felt like I was pushing it.  The weather was better.  Less wind, warmer, but more rain.  Goals for next week: sub-9:20 3200m, and sub-4:22 (PR) 1600. 

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