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USU indoor track meet

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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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Race: USU indoor track meet (2 Miles) 00:09:52, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance

    First race of the year.  I'll wanted to start it off a lot faster than last year, but I had a few mistakes.  The mile took forever to start, but after warming up I felt great, and saw there was a good field, so I was definately excited for this race.

   Mile-4:36(?) 4th place.  I saw Ricky Faur, and I knew he would be the leader for this race.  He's ran a 4:13 I think in the mile last year as a sophmore.  Anyway, we started and I got boxed in really bad, but I saw Jerrel on my right side and he was weaving inbetween tons of people.  I just followed him.  After that the race seemed to go well.  I slowly passed people and was in 2nd with 2 laps to go.  This is where I made my mistake.  There wasn't 2 laps to go, there was only one.  I got passed by Jerrel and Jadyn Asay, but thought I would pass them on the last lap, and just keep them in distance for right now.  Well, they were sprinting, there was only 150m left when they passed me.  I then got in the last straightaway, and another guy passed me.  This was when I realized my mistake.  I quickly passed him with my 40m sprint finish (I usually have atleast a 200m one.) 

   2 mile-9:52 2nd place.  My legs were a bit sore, but I felt alright.  I led the race for the first 14 and a half laps, just running, then Jerrel passed me, and I just stuck on him trying to pass him.  He ended up beating me by .23 seconds, but I alright with it.  My splits were not where I wanted them to be.  I really slowed down the last mile, more than usual. 

  PM- 4 miles with my dad at easy pace.  Hopefully these mile will put me in a better spot at state.

From Jake K on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 18:58:54 from

Good opener Conner. You would have had that mile if you knew when to sprint. You'll get 'em next time.

From Conner Mantz on Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 08:34:10 from

Thanks Jake, and I'm looking forward to next time. I will make sure and I count my laps.

From PRE on Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 15:24:22 from


Hi. Man that is tough - that mile and the miscount of the laps. I am reminded of a few things - an Olympian who won the 5,000 meters who finished but people kept running and so he wondered if he in fact did not win...did he miscount and finish a lap short he was wondering. He won it. And a comment by Jake when I was considering purchasing the Garmin 110...it does not give average pace for the entire run...Jake commented that doing the math gives him something to think about. BUT...when you are pushing hard for the mile or the two miles, even the simplest tasks like keeping track of the number of laps can be a challenge!! AND...Congratulations for leading the race for 14.5 laps. That in and of itself is a challenge!! That .23 seconds...I don't know how okay I would feel about that...that is just one freaking tough fraction! Be well. Thanks for posting the results. Enjoyed reading.

From Conner Mantz on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 16:05:27 from

Thanks Pre.

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