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Blue and White 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)






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.

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-I struggled pretty bad today.  It was 6-8X1000m at Mack Park. The pace was I(two mile race pace) with 3 min. jog recovery. I was only able to do 6, and only hit 2:55-3:00 for them, instead of 2:45.  Mack Park is killer though, and I have trouble with this workout on the track, so I knew it wasn't going to be easy.  It went better than last year when I did this though, so that was a positive.

     When I got home I ran 5 miles at 6:10 pace.  It felt pretty good. 

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     I didn't feel that great today, but was still able to do the workout. 5 miles tempo, then 5 miles cool down.  I started out too quick(4:37 first mile. Not a good idea), and wasn't able to recover well, so I ended up being really tired for the next 4 miles tempo.  After, I did 5 miles slow, but it didn't feel easy. These high miles(for me) have started to take their toll, and I know it will take a while until I'm used to them, but I know it will help me get better.

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      12 miles with Jerrell.  We met in Smithfield this time, and we did Golf Course extended, but then extended more up Birch Canyon and did part of the 16 crossings course.

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     Ran with Ethan for pre-meet, and we went to Joe's house, woke him up and had him run with us.  We ran about 4.1 miles around North Logan. We went to Glen's house, but he was already at work.  Then we ate waffles at Ethan's, and then I did 2 more when I got home.

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Race: Blue and White meet (3.08 Miles) 00:15:57
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    Blue and white meet. I got there a little late, and found out that we were starting pretty soon.  400m warm up before we started.  This is our intersquad meet to see where we are at the start of the season and who will be running varsity at Highland.  Anyway, it was a good race to humble me and remind me how much harder and different cross country is. My first mile was 5:18, and Ethan and Connor were pretty close.  Next mile was 5:17.  I wanted to go for a sub-5:10 average, but saw I was really far behind with a mile to go.  Last mile I really got back into the cross country feel and pushed.  Last 300m is on a track, and I was able to run 47 for it.  It was cool to see how much some people improved just from summer training.  Our team looks great this year, and we have a lot of young kids who have a lot of potential too. 

     Cool down after, then 5 more when I got home.  

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      10 in the morning. Went up Smithfield Canyon.  I was tired, but less than I thought I would be. I think maybe I'm starting to get back used to this mileage.

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