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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



NCAA finishes:

Cross Country: 10th(2018);

Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019);

Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

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.  


Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from July 2015-July 2017.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape; however I knew that if the Lord wanted me to once again run competitively, he would bless me to return to fitness. 

I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

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      XC practice-warmed up to Central Park(of Smithfield, not New York), then ran the loop once that used to be a 1000m repeat, but construction changed the loop and made it short. It was supposed to be 2 mile pace, but it was really hard. 300m jog recovery.  We did 3, then coach said we had another one. I was about 2:32 on the first 3.  Alex was pushing me from behind.  I didn't want to do the fourth, but I didn't want to be a bad example for the younger kids on the team, so I did it anyway. This one was 2:36.  Cool down back to the school.  I ran 5 more miles when I got home.

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     Good workout today. 5 miles tempo up the canyon.  I didn't feel that great when I was stretching.  I didn't feel that good the whole time, but I was still able to run it well.  Mile splits: 4:45(downhill), 5:35(uphill), 5:17(uphill, then downhill.  Net gain of 0), 5:10(downhill), 5:32(uphill).  I was pretty tired when I hit the third mile, but know I needed a good 5 mile tempo today.  5 miles cool down.

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     AM-5. The team was doing cruise intervals, and since I already did tempo yesterday, I paced two freshman for them.  Cool down after.

     PM-5 easy miles. I didn't feel great, but it wasn't awful.

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     Met up with Jerrell Mock, who runs for Colorado State right now, and used to run for Logan high.  We did the river trail up logan canyon.  He is in really good shape, and I'm super excited to see what he does this season(he was injured for almost all of 2013, but was able to come back slowly and run a 14:20 in the 5k this spring).  I was tired, and when I led it, we weren't going too quick, but when he led it the pace was good.  It was good to talk again with him about high school and college and all our new experiences we've had.

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     XC-Warmed up to the buttom of golf course, then ran up to beauty and down beast before starting the workout. It was 3-5X3 hill repeats. You'd run up beast, down beauty, up to halfway up golf course, then back and up beauty, down beast.  You'd sprint the uphills, and jog the downhills for recovery.  The loop was 1.2 miles. I was hurting a lot on the first one, and by the 3rd I knew I wasn't going to do all 5, so I stuck it to 4.  I had some hip trouble, but other than that I think I was just being mentally weak. I need to work on that. Cool down after.

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      Was going to do some tempo, but my left hip was acting up, so I just kept it easy until it loosened up, which was about halfway through, so I was able to push it a little on some downhills.

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