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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 147.60 Year: 2403.92
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AM-5.3 easy miles.

PM-3x30/40 thousands with Clayton, then 2x200m.  We were on for all the thousands, within a second nearly every 200m.  200s were 29.5 and 27.5.  Just feeling race pace out on the first one, and then on closing hard the last 100m on the last one.  

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AM-8.1 miles with Talem and Michael.

PM-9 miles with strides. Really wet run, but wasn’t too bad after mile 3

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AM-6.7 easy miles with Josh.

PM-7 miles total.  2x400m at 62, 58 and 2x200m at 29, 27.  

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AM-4.1 miles

PM-4 miles with strides.

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Race: Brian Clay Invitational (0.932 Miles) 00:03:45, Place overall: 39
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AM-2 mike shakeout. First time I’ve felt good all week.

PM-2.5 mile warm up, strides, then the meet was delayed due to someone passing out and having a seizure after their race. It was sad to see/hear about. I jogged around a bit during this time, did more strides, then we raced. The gun went off almost immediately after the “on your marks” and Clayton and I weren’t ready. That plus getting shoved back put me in last at 100m. At 200m someone yelled “30” when I passed and this gave me some confidence that I hadn’t messed up my race. I came across 300 around 45, and slowly moved up. I came across 1:45ish at 700m about. Immediately after that, I saw a bit of jostling and Clayton was pushed to the infield. Like WAY on the infield. He thought he was DQed, so he just got back on the back of the pack and finished the race. When I saw this, I decided to move up more. I moved up and at about 450m to go, I took the lead. I still felt good, but it didn’t feel right to kick. It didn’t feel like the last lap of a race, and my mind wasn’t focused. With a little over a 100m to go, my mind is thinking of how my family is watching me and whatnot. I still tried to kick in the last 100, but I didn’t speed up as much as I expected to. I took 3rd in the heat, and I was happy about the time. It was a fun experience dropping down in an event.  10.3 mile run with Clayton after

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Long run at the beach. It was cloudy and windy, but still a good run.

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