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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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    AM-XC-Warmed up just over a mile, then we did 4X30 meter sprints.  I wasn't able to go too fast with these, but they went alright.  1 min. rest between.  then 3X800m at I pace with 2 min. rest, then 4X1000m at tempo pace with 1 min. rest between.  800m splits:2:15, 2:19, 2:19.  I probably should've gone a bit faster on these.  Probably just knew I had to do them faster then 2:20.  Then I did the 1000s at 3:10, 3:07, 3:08, 3:05. I felt really good on all these except the first one (where I felt like I was still recovering from the 800s.  The weather was very very rainy, but not a lot of wind.  2 miles cool down afterward. 

    PM-4 easy miles.  Hamstring didn't hurt and the weather was better then this morning.

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    1 mile warm up, to mack park then 3X1000m at tempo pace with 1 min. break, then 3X1200 with 200m at mile race pace, then 800m at Tempo pace, then 200m at finsihing pace, with 3 min. break in between, then another 3X1000m at tempo with 1 min. break.  A little slow (3:15-3:18) on my first 3 1000s, then my 1200s were slow (3:40s), and then my last 1000s were fast or on (3:08-3:13).  Need to work on my kick, but I hate this running on grass and very uneven terrain.  My legs were pretty tired from yesterdays workout. 1 mile cool down. 

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    Long and easy today.  Went with Kyler on the canal, and then extended it a little in North Logan.  It was hot.  Averaged 7:19.  Need to drink more water during the day. 

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   Around 2 easy miles this morning with strides and accelerations.  Legs were a little sore, but they'll be better by tomorrow.

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Race: Murray Invitational (3.107 Miles) 00:15:20, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
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      Good warm up, didn't feel as springy as I wanted to, but it wasn't state, so I was okay.  I felt pretty good.  The gun went off, and so did everyone.  I got a pretty good start.  Then we had to start the race again.  Okay start.  Then we had to restart again.  Good start.  Then we had to restart again, and finally, really bad start.  I tried to catch up to the lead pack, but I was sooo far behind.  I was in 5th for our team, and nobody from my team got out well, so that wasn't too good.  We went around the baseball field, and I got stuck in a walk on the corner.  I jumped way outside and tried to pass people.  I finally saw that the lead pack still had a long ways on me.  After we went up and down the hill, I could see the lead pack.  I tried catching them, told Mike Buckly that he should come with me, but he didn't.  I was still in 15th.  I slowly caught people.  Before the big hill I heard someone tell the person in front of me they were 12th, so I tried to keep catching everyone.  I caught up to the chase pack with Kramer and a few other guys.  I told Kramer to come with me, and he did.  We caught the lead pack quickly, and here is where I made one of my mistakes. We were running into the wind, so I decided not to lead it, and held myself back.  I then kept running out in front, and then slowing down after I thought the wind was hurting, and letting Garrett Marsing lead it. I need to keep a constant pace or effort atleast.  When I thought I saw the Totem pole was close I made a move.  And then I realized it was far away.  Kramer and me passed the pole, and we ran by each other for most of the rest of the way.  He put a small gap on me before the Softball fields, and then I passed him with about 150-200m to go, and then he passed me 50 meters later he passed me and then we ran to the finish.  He beat me by 2 seconds.  It might not seem like a lot, but he had 15 meters on me, maybe more.  Great race for him though.  Good cool down after. 

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     Around 13 miles up Smithfield canyon.  I pushed it on some of the uphills, but tried to keep it easy other than those.  Kind of a run to regroup my thoughts about yesterday's race, and think of what I can improve on.  

     3 easy miles.  They felt so good. 

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