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Grizzley Invite 3200

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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 233.71
Race: Grizzley Invite 3200 (2 Miles) 00:09:29, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance

       I got up, my dad did the paper route, and I went to get ready for the race.  I ate a small piece of toast, and about a half cup of orange juice, and then we left.  We got there about 8:15, which is only 45 minutes before they started the 3200.  They had some girls heats, then some guys heats, and then my heat started at 9:40.  I just got some new spikes, which probably helped me a ton, that made me feel amazing.  I ran with Jerrell for it, and we stayed pretty consistent the whole time.  The first mile was a 4:45, and the 2400m mark was right on to have a 9:30. I passed Jerrel with 800m to go, then he passed me with 400m to go and I never caught him.  I kept trying to because I really wanted the school record, which is 9:29 flat I think, so I pushed it all the way.  Jerrell ran a 9:26 or 27, but still killed it.  Later I ran the mile, and I just wasn't mentally ready.  It had a brutal start, with two people getting tripped, and one of those(Chuk) got mutalated.  i started in the outside lane to stay away from it all.  I ran way too fast in the first 600m, but I got passed and I tried to relax and that spelled doom. I got a PR thanks to the spikes, but didn't have my best race.  Ran something like a 4:34,  but I really think I could've done better.  I placed 8th, Elijah Armstrong took first, Jerrell took 3rd, and Tyler took 4th.  Tyler missed qualifying times by about a second.  

From Scott Ensign on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 11:04:46 from

nice job Connor, you'll get that school record soon! nice pic of you guys in the paper today too. you guys are really helping to push each other.

From Jake K on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 11:12:53 from

Fantastic races Conner!

From Dave S on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 19:19:57 from

Great job! That record will be yours. I saw the newspaper article too!

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