Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho ... parents are Mark and Jaye Lynn ... father is head coach of BYU men's track team ... grandfather Clarence was also BYU's men's track coach and a member of the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame ... maternal grandfather is long-time BYU sportscaster, Jay Monsen ... brother, Nathan, ran cross country and track at BYU ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Czech Republic ... married to the former Suzy Taylor, who runs for the women's cross country team ... enjoys playing sports, watching movies and working on computers ... majoring in physical education coaching.
Lettered four years in cross country and two years in track at Provo High School ... four year academic all-region in track and cross country ... first-team all-region in cross country, 1,600m and 3,200m ... placed 11th at 4A State Championships in 1,600m with a time of 4:30 ... top 25 in Utah for cross country ... eighth at USATF Nationals in cross country.
2005 | Redshirt Year
Ran unattached at the BYU Alumni Invitational.
2006 | Sophomore Year
CC: Did not compete due to injury; T&F: Competed in the 1,500m at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University ... Ran a season-best time of 4:05.85 in the 1,500m at the Robison Invitational.
2007 | Junior Year
CC: Competed in the 4-mile BYU Autumn Classic, finishing 39th with a time of 21:27.9; T&F: Academic All-MWC; Indoor: Placed first in the one mile at the Boise State Team Invite with a time of 4:30.40; Outdoor: Ran the 1,500m at the Willie Williams Classic in a time of 4:13.91.
2008 | Senior Year
CC: Competed at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 22.34.4 ... at the Utah Valley Invitational finished with a time of 17.50.0; T&F: Ran the 1,500m with a time of 4:13.91 at the Dave Murray/Willie Williams Classic ... Academic All-MWC.