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Clayton Young Athlete Profile

Clayton Young

Height: 6-0 Weight: 140 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2015-2016 Hometown: American Fork, UT Mission: Raleigh, NC Last School: American Fork High School


  • Parents are Kyle and Kelly
  • Has six siblings
  • Enjoys motorcycling, skiing, water skiing and quartet singing
  • Got started in running after joining a mileage club in elementary school
  • Pre-race ritual is to sleep
  • Favorite quote from coach Eyestone is to "hunker down"
  • Chose BYU for its running and mechanical engineering programs and the positive atmosphere
  • Also recruited by Colorado and Weber State

Before BYU

  • Member of three Utah state championship cross country teams
  • Three time Nike Cross Southwest nationals qualifier and championship team member
  • Two time Utah Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Won a Utah individual state cross country title
  • Three time all-state in cross county 
  • Ten time all-state in track
  • Academic all-region and all-state
  • Had a 4.0 GPA in high school
  • High school coach is Timo Mostert


2016: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
2 BYU Autumn Classic 20:17.7 4 miles
5 Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational 23:55.8 8k
94 Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational 24:58.6 8k
7 WCC Championships 24:42.2 8k
23 Mountain Region Championships 31:21.70 10k
77 NCAA Championships 30:43.9 10k
2015: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
4 BYU Autumn Classic 20:03.5 4 miles
5 WCC Preview 24:27.9 8k
30 Washington Invitational 23:52.5 8k
145 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 24:43.6 8k
26 WCC Championships 26:04.2 8k
68 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 32:30.9 10k

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