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Jonathan Kotter Athlete Profile

Jonathan Kotter

Jonathan Kotter
Height: 5-8 Weight: 140 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2006-2010 Hometown: Sandy, UT Last School: Alta High School


  • Born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Parents are Scott and Laurie Kotter
  • Brother, Brett, was on the cross country team
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy
  • Favorite movie is The Three Amigos
  • Majoring in business management/finance.

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in cross country
  • Cross country team captain and MVP for senior season
  • Academic all-state in cross country
  • Broke Alta High School's 3200m record
  • Took second in the one- and two-mile at track and field regionals and third in state in the 3200m.


  • MWC Scholar-Athlete (2010)


Best Times
2009: Jr.
Pl.   Event                           Time
14    BYU Autumn Classic                20:28.3
11    UC Riverside Invit.               24:23.7
38    Bill Dellinger Invit.             24:36.0
6     Pre-Nationals Invit. - Open Race  25:14.4
2008: So.
15    BYU Autumn Classic                21:51
24    Aztec Invit.                      25:41
83    Roy Griak Invit.                  25:46
2007: Fr.
28    BYU Autumn Classic                20:53
71    Pre-Nationals - open race         25:56
2006: Redshirt
Ran unattached at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 21:45.

2006 | Redshirt Year

  • Ran unattached at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 21:45.2.

2007 | Freshman Year

  • Placed 28th at the BYU Autumn Classic with a 4-mile time of 20:53.5
  • Placed 71st in the open invitational at Pre-Nationals with a 8k time of 25:56.7

2008 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 21.51.6
  • Ran at the Aztec Invitational and placed 24th with a time of 25.41.

2009 | Junior Year

  • Came in 14th place at the BYU Autumn Classic with a four-mile time of 20:28
  • Finished in 11th place at the UC Riverside Invitational
  • Earned a 38th-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational
  • Achieved a sixth-place finish in the open race of the Pre-Nationals Invitational in 25:14.

2010 | Senior Year

  • Finished eighth at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:50.9
  • 11th at the UC Riverside Invitational with a tie of 24:29.5
  • Competed at the Pre-Nationals Invite with an 8K time of 24:38.4
  • Finished 23rd at the MWC Championships in 26:12.5
  • 48th at the Mountain Regionals with a 10K time of 31:20.9
  • Competed at the NCAA Championships with a time of 32:27.7.