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Notre Dame Invitational

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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-4.1 easy miles

PM-12 miles.

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AM-4 easy miles with Clayton

PM-8 mile power run. Started out around 5:20 and gradually got faster.  41:30 for the 8 miles.

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AM-9 easy miles before the flight.

PM-3 easy miles on a treadmill at the hotel.

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AM-8 easy miles with Weaver.

PM-3 miles and strides

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Race: Notre Dame Invitational (5 Miles) 00:23:52, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 5
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I may have run more that 13.5 today, but at least 13.5. Anyway I had a two mile shakeout in the morning, ate a big breakfast, then waited til we left. Warmed up about 2-3 miles and then got my spikes and did strides. I started out on our back line and was near the back(probably in the last 20 or 30). Nice thing about this course is that you can take the turns as wide as you want, so I got on the outside for the first few turns. I was with Zac and Jake at this time. I could rory about 10-15 meters ahead of me and knew that if he was back this far then he was being patient and the front pack wasn’t dropping it at the beginning. Eventually I caught up the front group at about 1.5 miles. I just stuck on the shoulder of Clayson and Garrett Corcoran. When I went to take the lead it was windy so I just waited. Somewhere around mile 3 McMillan took the lead and led with Clayson. I was feeling pretty tired after a mile, but just tried to focus on staying with the pack. McMillan, Clayson and I were all in the lead with a mile to go. Then Danny, Aaron Templeton and Paul Roberts passed Clayson and myself, I stayed in fifth and was hurting. I just stayed with the group. With about 600-700 meters to go Paul made a move and the group dropped me. I tried to finish strong, but they all put about 5-10 seconds, so I must not have kicked well. 

Overall this was a good race. It was pretty fun, but also humbling because the time wasn’t what I was hoping for or imagined that would come(the course and conditions were near perfect) so I think I just need to continue working hard. Cool down to the giant mural of Christ (also known as “touchdown Jesus”) and around watching the open race. 

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Long run today. Kept it faster than I wanted to. I didn’t get much sleep last night due to getting home so late. I need to work on recovering today and tomorrow. Good run though.

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