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Arcadia invitational

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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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    About a mile and a half warm up, then a mile in the workout, then a mile cool down.  Coach had me cut the workout into 2/5 to get rested for Arcadia.  The original workout was 10X400m at your mile pace with one minute rest. I did 4.  First one was too fast, next one was on, next one was slow until I sprinted my last 100m, and my last one I didn't take enough rest on accident and was 3 sec. slow.  1 mile cool down.  I felt terrible, probably from my lack of sleep though.  I just didn't feel like running at all.  Legs, arms and my whole body were just pooped.

    4 miles later.

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     The workou was 6-8X1000m at tempo pace with 1 min. recovery in between. Coach had me cut it in half in preparation for Arcadia.  I warmed up with everyone, then we started.  My first 2 were 15 seconds fast, then the next two were 10 seconds fast.  I ran two with Ethan after to help pace him, then ran a good cool down.

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     4 easy miles with 4 strides.

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we drove down today, and stopped halfway through at Pine View high school to do the workout. 1x400m al out, but not if it hurt. I needed to be fresh. W then 2x200 all out. Legs felt tired from the seven hour drive. Warmed up, then hit 57, 27, and 28. Cool down after

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Strides and premeet. Went longer than planned.

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Race: Arcadia invitational (2 Miles) 00:08:52, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 6
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     Ran well. Will write more when I get back to Utah.

     Warmed up 2 miles with Garrett Corcoran and Sam Sorenson who decided to tag along to get some extra miles, then got my spikes and got ready for the race.  I didn't know how this race would pan out. I expected myself not to do great.  Best case sanario I saw an 8:55, but I didn't feel like that would happen before the race though.  At the start line I was right next to Elijah in the worst place to start a race.  We were in the first waterfall, in the very far edge.  The gun went off, and I got pushed (literally a few times) into lane 3.  I tried to keep it smooth.  I felt like I got out well, but I was in 2nd last(I had 5 meters on Joe Hardy, who must've gotten out really bad).  I got into lane 1 on the backstretch, but couldn't move up at all, so I moved around everyone and got in lane 3 again.  Tanner Anderson was right next to me, and we came across 200m at 33.  It felt easy.  I sped up a little, but was still in lane 3.  After watching the video I saw I was too far out in lane 3, I should've cut in just a bit and I still would've been safe on the outside.  I came across 400m at 67.  Perfect.  The next lap I moved up, but still was in the lane 3.  I came across 800m at 2:14ish.  Again, right on pace. I kept the pace the same, but thought I was going to burn out. I felt good, but I just had a bad mentallity, thinking I can't compete with the top guys, I'm not that good, I don't have that kick.  I got into lane two in this lap.  I kept my pace. I think I was about 3:22 at 1200m, so still on sub-9 pace.  The next lap just happened quickly.  I felt great, not hurting at all (I love sea level!) and slowly moving up.  I came across the mile at 4:31, just a tad slow, but I knew I could negative split it.  I kept the same pace, but my next 200m was a 35.  This freaked me out, so I sped up.  Not sure where I was on the next lap. 2400m I was at 6:46, and had finally put myself in lane one.  Only, I wasn't prepared to be in 3rd place. 

     I tried to keep up, but then Blake made a move, and my bad mentallity messed me up. I was still running fine though, until about 500m left.  I got passed by Garrett Corcoran, and then I went on the outside to pace him back, but someone was there.  They pushed me a bit and wouldn't let me get out(I did beat this kid, but I don't know where I passed him again. But I beat him, and that makes me soo happy.)  After this a few more kids passed me. I was slowing down, but not because I was tired, but because I kept letting people cut me off. I need to be a bit more aggressive in these bigger races.  With 400m to go, I started to kick again. I was at 7:50, so I knew I had sub-9 in the bag.  I got passed with 300m to go again by Ian Milder and Andrew Rafla, and I didn't go with them.  I was at 8:20 with 200m to go(fast 200m for that part), and then I knew I had it.  I should've kicked harder here.  With 40m left I saw one kid slowing down, so I passed him right before the finish.  It felt good to pass someone at the end.  I thought I was 8:55 or 8:56, but then I saw Mantz. . . .8:52.9!  I was ecstatic.  Afterward I cooled down with Garrett and a huge group of Cali guys, and then a bit more with Blake Haney, and then ran to the hotel with my dad afterward.

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