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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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     11 miles in monticello, from the temple to the lake, a little over twice around the lake, then back to the temple.  Felt good.  Held 6:18 pace for the first 5.5, and then just had to tell myself to slow it down, and got back onto a slower pace.

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      Ran in Price again.  Claire and I did some Russian Intervals on a track. The workout was 3X(3X300m) with 100m jog in 30 sec. in between the 300s and a longer jog in between sets.  It was a good workout for me.  Claire helped me get through the workout again.  Splits per 300m: Set 1: 44, 46, 47 Set 2: 45, 46, 47 Set 3: 46, 47, 47.  This workout it hard to start, because you know it's going to hurt, but once you start it, you don't think about it.  You can't. You're either sprinting(or close to it), or you're trying to keep your recovery limited. 

     4 miles when we got back home to stretch the legs out.

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     I missed the workout yesterday, and ran it today.  It was a good workout, but it was hard.  6-8X1000m at threshold pace on grass course, with 1 min. recovery.  I was pretty consistent, my times were 3:04, 3:06, 3:07, 3:07, 3:10, 3:06, then I took a break because I was struggling, and I asked coach if I could do that last two on the track, and he let me.  They felt a lot easier than the grass.  I ran 2:59 and 3:00 for those two.  Mile warm up, and mile cool down.

     4 miles when I got home.

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     AM-5 miles pre-meet with the team.  Maybe more later.

     PM-2 miles with strides.

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Race: Aggie Invitational (3.107 Miles) 00:14:53, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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      Good race, will write more later.

      We got there at 3:30, but didn't race until 6:20, so Alex and I got the Rookie guys warmed up, then I for about a mile to find a bathroom that I didn't have to wait an hour in line for. Our team used to only go to the Ag building right next to the course, but other teams found it, and the workers there put signs up saying they were "out of order" as soon as I came in. Anyway, I ran to a gas station after with a few teamates and we found one that no one else was at.  Once I got back, we warmed up, and got ready to race.  At the line, they were getting ready to start, but one of the kids on my team forgot his bib, so we all did a stride to buy him some time to get it, then walked back really slow.  Pretty sure the guy with the start gun was really mad at us.

      Race: We started on the outside, and I just kept a straight line to keep from running into people. I felt a little tight and sore, but it was okay. We hit the gravel, and at the first turn I heard someone breathing really really hard on my shoulder. Turned out to be my teamate Alex Lyons.  We kept a good pace and had a gap about a half mile into it. I sped up just a little bit to make the gap bigger. Alex stayed with me until right before the mile. I tried to slow down for him, but after I saw he had given up, I got back into the race.  First mile was 4:51.  I made some big push on the second mile, but just was having trouble keeping my head in it. I don't know my second mile split, but just kept the pace up. I saw the chase pack had started gaining on me the third mile, so I kept looking back to make sure I had enough room. Garek was second, Josh Ward was 3rd, then Alek from Ogden, and then Stockton Smith. It's a really fast course, but I don't know if it was a full 5k. They modified it from the other courses we've ran on it, and it seemed longer looking at the map than the 5k it was 2 years ago when Jerrell broke 15.  Our team did well(5th), especially considering most kids did 3 workouts this week prior to the meet. Alex ended up 12th, and he'll improve a lot by the time state rolls around. Also, it was super cool to race people from other parts of the state at Logan. 

      After I cooled down about a half mile, and then 5 miles when I got home.

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      Off day, but that was expected.  10 slow miles.

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