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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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7.62 in 45 minutes, and then the extra 200 meters back home.  Felt super good at first.  3rd mile was hard, as always, due to the big incline, but it's good to have it be hard. 

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40 minutes for about 6.4.  Strides after.  Calves were a bit sore, but nothing big.  I'll probably be running with some of the BYU team the next few days.

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Went down with Josh Ward to Provo to run with some of the BYU guys.  1 mile warm up, then they started an 8 mile power run.  I'm not sure on the splits, but I held with them for 25 minutes(almost 5 miles).  At 25 minutes Patrick Parker and I slowed it down to a jog and then started speeding it back up.  I think my overall time was around 44:35 for the 8 miles.  1 mile cool down.  I felt pretty beat for the next few hours.  I was pretty surprised to run with them for that long.  BYU has a pretty deep team by the looks of it, and not everyone was there either. 

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Easy run with a group of the guys.  Jake, Josh, and I turned early and ran together, then Jake went to do more and Josh and I did some strides. 

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45 minutes.  We drove back yesterday, so this run was alone.  It felt good for the most part.  Tried my best to go under 6 min. mile pace at the end.

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9 miles in 54:24.I ran up Smithfield Canyon, and there seemed to be a headwind between miles 1.5-2.5 that slowed me down a bit.  Nice run though.  After I did a quarter mile cool down. 

Looking back on this week, I feel a lot more confident on coming back and running again in a competitive field soon.  I know it will still take some time, but I feel the strides I've made since I've returned from serving a mission have been great. Also, this week is the first week where running has felt natural again.  Like, I really felt good during it.  I'm excited for the future.

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