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Blue and White XC 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)



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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       AM-XC-5.5 with core workout after.  I felt like running hard. We did golf course extended backwards.  Tyler was there, but he cut off near the end to put in some more miles.  We ran as a group for the first mile or two, then Dylan decided to go a bit faster and I just kept up with him.  He said his knee hasn't felt this good since his freshman year.  After the trail we regrouped and  then we hit a hill and Dylan went off again.  I caught him, but as soon as I did my shoe became untied.  He later came back with everyone.  I ran the last downhill with Steve. 

     PM-I hadn't showered and I didn't have much to do, so I decided today would be a great day to break in my flats.  I don't know exactly how much I ran, it was just on the grass at Sky View but it was for a long time and I think it was around 4 miles.  I put the spikes in and just ran on the grass.  It felt pretty good.

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     Just easy run.  Getting ready for the Blue and White meet tomorrow. 

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Race: Blue and White XC meet (3.08 Miles) 00:16:04, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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         XC-We had our blue and white meet today(meet for Sky View).  I wasn't going to consider this as a race, but how I ran it felt like one.  I did a mile warm up and then some accelerations with Tyler, who came to do some running with us.  Coach said go and we started after.  I went out kinda hard, but not like an all out sprint.  I was thinking about slowing down and running with the group, but I just kept running.  About 500m into it I looked back and saw that Tyler wasn't running this to pace Nick, but as a race.  He ran with me for the rest of the first mile, but never really passed me.  Our first mile split was 5:24 or somewhere around there.  Slower then I would've liked for how I was feeling, but that's alright.   I kept running with Tyler and I tried to gap him during the second and third mile.  We ran our second mile pretty close and that was at 10:38 or around there.  I knew there wasn't much time left and that Tyler has an amazing kick so I gapped him this mile as much as I could.  He ended up being around 10 sec, maybe less behind me.  Later I did a mile cool down with Tyler and Tyson.  We had some good performaces this meet.  Looks like we'll have a good season. 

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       5 mile tempo run with a mile cool down.  I felt great, surprisingly after what I ran yesterday.  My splits: 5:11(downhill, and slower then usual) 5:49(uphill, but slower then usual) 5:36(around regular pace. Maybe a bit faster.  Uphill then a downhill.)  5:24(good pace for this mile.  downhill) 5:40(Fast for this mile. uphill.) 

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Did a mile warm up for the first part, then we did beast/hill at mack park repeats. We do hill repeats on two different hills in the run. We did 4 sets of it. On Beast I was ahead of everyone but Tyler, except for the first time when I was ahead of Tyler. On the other hill I never got a good start, but ran alright, but not as fast as I should've gone. I really felt yesterday's run in there. We then did a mile cool down back to the school.

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         Easy with my dad up at City of Rocks.  Averaged a 6:50 or so mile pace on the way down.  We dropped around a LOT of elevation.  He called my brother to make sure everything was alright and I didn't want to stop so I went for another mile and a half or so.  Then he went up and I caught him half way up.  Really slow on the way up. 

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