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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

3200m: 10:10 (Woods Cross Invite 2014)

1600m: 4:27 (Utah 5A State Championship 2015)

800: 1:59 (Time trial the last week of school, timed by Coach Murphy.)

5K: 16:20 (ran under 16:00 for the 3 mile)

Copper Hills Invitational 2015 1600m Champion.

 

8th fastest 1600m runner in Alta history

 

2014-2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

8th place and 1st in age division at 2014 Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (16 mile La Sportiva championship race) time of 2:02:47. Sprained my ankle with a mile left, hobbled to the finish as fast as I could.

 

3rd place and 1st in age division at the 2015 Leadville Heavy Half, a 15.5 mile course that started at over 10,000 ft and had over 4500 meet elevation gain, tons of shifty rocky areas, ice, snow, rivers, and an out and back with 500+ runners on a narrow path at the top. I ran 2:13:09 and beat a guy from the Junior National Mountain Running team.

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

SUU FRESHMAN INDOOR (wouldn't mind redshirting) 800m: 1:57 Mile: 4:20-4:25 3000m: Sub 9:00

SUU FRESHMAN TRACK (probably red shirt)

Run sub 4:00 in the 1500m

Run under 1:55 in the 800m

Sub 50 in the 400m

Sub 15:25 in the 5000m.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:50 in the 800m

Sub 4:00 in the mile

Sub 14:00 in the 5k

Sub 30:00 in the 10k

Make the varsity team for SUU.

Run all my life and be great at it

Go to NCAA Nationals

Represent Switzerland at the European Athletics Championship.

Become the fastest Swiss middle distance runner by 2020 (800m, 1500m)

Be a great mountain/trail runner

Coach Track and Cross Country

Represent the USA at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship

Be elected mayor when I grow old and wise.

Personal:

Freshman running for Southern Utah University, I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. Served an lds mission in Montreal Canada. I want to be a coach in the future! I'm also Swiss so I want to compete for Switzerland internationally.

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Race: BYU Collegiate Indoor Invitational Mile (1 Miles) 00:04:38, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 11
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Thought I'd at least make an entry for my first track race for 2017. I was feeling really sick leading up to the race, I think it was mostly just nerves because I hadn't run a track race in almost two years. I did two miles of warm up and then stretched out. I was seeded last and we haven't really done any speedwork yet so I wasn't sure how this was going to go. I was pretty sure my time would be in the high 4:30's, 4:35 at best. The gun went off and I just tucked in at the back for the first lap trying to hang on, I was feeling pretty good and during the 2nd lap one of the guys started dropping off so I passed him and tried to mantain the gap with the lead pack, after a while another guy dropped off and I passed him too. It seemed like those two both kind of ran themselves out and died. I kept strong and tried to give a little extra the last lap and a half. Felt pretty finished by the end, was really hurting and wishing it was over with 200 left and I didn't let up at all, maybe right before the finish line a little (need to fix that) but overall I felt that was a good effort. There was a gap between me and the pack but all those BYU and UVU guys have been doing speed work over the break so I will certainly close that gap soon. Maybe I could have kicked harder, thats one thing I can do better next time. But to be fair there was no one around me to race and I was pretty dead by the end, but you can always be more dead so.. anyways it was lots of fun and that's a really good time to start out with with no speed yet. Only 11 seconds off my PR. So its looking good, I can make some big strides this season. My body has had 2 years to mature and I'm a lighter, more efficient, and mentally tough runner, I think good things are going to happen this year,

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