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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



Half marathon-Deseret News 2018-1:05:08(aided)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Become an all-american in cross country and track.

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.  


I recently returned from serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape. I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

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Miles:This week: 52.30 Month: 347.90 Year: 1539.30
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AM-4.1 easy miles alone.  

PM-6X800m.  Well, we aren't sure on the exact distance, but it was once around Intramural field, which is about 800m.  2:16, 2:15, then Coach said to slow it down, so we went 2:20, 2:18, then he said to speed it back up, so we went 2:14, 2:07(this one we may have cut a small bit off one of the turns compared to the others, but it was fast).  

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AM-6 easy miles. 

PM-10 miles and strides after.  

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AM-5 easy miles on a treadmill before weights. 

PM-3x400m. 59, 63, 61.

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AM-3 easy miles

PM-5 miles at the course with strides after.

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Race: NCAA Mountain Region (6.214 Miles) 00:29:24, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 6
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AM-2.8 mileish warm up.  Started as usual, was pulled back by a competitor next to me at the start line, but then pushed from behind by Brandon Garnica.  Just worked on relaxing.  At 1200m I found Zac and it looked like he was about to move to the front, so I told him to relax.  10km is a long race in cross country.  We came across 2km at about 6:02.  I tried to run relaxed and things went well for the most part. Ran with Clayson, McMillan, Jake, and Rory throughout the race and tried to stay in a pack.  With 1km to go, the pack had gotten smaller and I started moving up, but the plan was to run as a pack and come across the line together.  Rory reminded me of this with about 1000m to go, so I slowed a bit and just coasted it in.  Lots of people blew up and we were passing a lot.  With 350m to go, we were in 8th, 9th, and 10th.  I don't know where, but I passed two more people before the finish.  With 100m to go, I looked back and only saw Rory as the closest guy behind me, so I tried to coast, but Peter Lomong was on the other side of me and started sprinting to pass me before the finish.  I threw in a small kick off instinct.  Rory and McMillan were 8th and 9th, so they still ran it in together.  It was a lot of fun this race.  Cool down after

PM-5 easy miles.  

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Long run wasn't very long today.  Kept it really chill because Coach said to.  Felt good.

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