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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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      I was debating how far I should go today, but decided to go more than less.  I wasn't sure what to do because I haven't been running much recently, but I remembered I felt sluggish at nationals last year, so I ran more to still feel good. I did a mile uphill in the canyon hard in 5:17, which wasn't great.  My iPod then died, so I just ran hard on the downhill for a half mile before my calves hurt.  I did a few uphill pushes too.  Then 2 miles at night in the rain. 

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      4.08 with Ethan, Stockton, and Jordan Hunt.  The pace didn't feel too bad after the first mile, but I kept having to back off and remind myself I have a race this week.  We would get into a rythym and then someone would ask Ethan for the pace, and it would be sub-6, so we'd slow down.  I'm pretty confident with this weekend, I just need to race smart.  Great weather today, probably the warmest it's been in a few weeks.

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     4.5 about.  1.5 mile warm up, then I was going to do a 1000m like on Saturday, but I went too fast and it wasn't even close on the rest or fast.  I ran a 300m in 46/47 and then stopped it because I knew I needed to be closer to the pace. Then I did it again and hit 49, then 55 on the "rest" and 32 and 34 on the "rest."  After I did a 200m with Stockton and we hit 26.  It was good.  Over 1.5 miles cool down.

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      3.25 miles with Alex, Coach Wright, and the Jordans.  I felt sluggish and slow on my strides. 

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        2 miles of the course plus some strides and starts.  Trying to get ready for tomorrow. 

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Race: Footlocker West (3.107 Miles) 00:15:39, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 5
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      A different race.  It was super strange to start racing again, and I struggled on the hills, but I made nationals again, and so did 2 other Utahns(Garek and Josh), so that will be cool to both be running next week. I'll write more later.  I started by Cubby and Matthew Maton, so it was a repeat of starting by a West Champion, and an Alta kid.

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