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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-ran with JD and James. It was pretty cold, but even though we ran around town, we still only saw 3 cars driving. I liked it, everyone was enjoying sleeping in. Saw a lot of deer this time around. 11.7 for the run.

PM-Ran alone. It was pretty warm(35 degrees or so). Felt a lot better than this morning.

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3 easy miles in the morning. 

11.5 miles in the afternoon. The workout was 4xmile at 4:30-36. It didn’t go great, but I did it on the road and alone. Plus it was 26 degrees, so I don’t feel too bad about being slower than the guys doing it on the track in Provo. I went 4:30, 4:50, 4:44, 4:47. Kinda tough. After I did 4x200m and I was about 30-32 on all of those. 


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AM-5.1 easy miles with James and JD. It was really cold, only 15 degrees. And it’s not supposed to warm up much today. It has been fun running with these guys. 

PM-5 easy miles up Smithfield Canyon.  Still pretty cold, but I warmed up well.  I'm super excited for the race next week.  Excited to get a PR!

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3 mile warm up, then 10X400m with a little less than 90 seconds rest.  My splits:64, 62, 60, 60, 60, 61, 61, 61, 60, 59.  4.5 miles cool down.  This workout was fun, and I was super happy I came down last night to do it.  Doing this on the road in Smithfield or Logan would have been pretty terrible.  I stuck with the group on the first few, then after the 5th or 6th, things got pretty seperated, but I still finished with Kramer and Clayson.  It all felt pretty controlled for me, except the starts, they always seemed really fast.  Shoutout to Marcus Dickson for being a total animal in the workout today, as well as a great teammate.

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Icy run today. We ran on a trail from Clayson’s house to Kramer’s. The trail had a section that was super icy for at least two miles. It felt like the run was never going to end. Lots of sliding and falling. If I do this run again, it won’t be in the winter.

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Good long run today. It felt easier than usual, probably because we didn’t hit very many 5:30-40s in it. Our average pace for our group was 5:56. It felt hard, but not too bad. This week is a new high in mileage for me. Hopefully it contributes well in my races this next season. 

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