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Rory Linkletter Athlete Profile

Rory Linkletter

Height: 5-11 Weight: 135 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Herriman, UT Last School: Herriman High School


  • Born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Parents are Jason Linkletter and Tara Thompson
  • Has three brothers and two sisters
  • Favorite quote from Coach Eyestone: "Whatever you do, do your best"
  • Majoring in political science
  • Minoring in communications
  • Also recruited by Portland, Northern Arizona and Ole Miss
  • Ran for Team Canada Cross Country at World Championships in 2015

Before BYU

  • 5A runner-up in 1600m
  • First finisher on fastest Utah 4A cross country team ever in 2012
  • All-state twice in cross country and four times in track in high school
  • High school coach is James Barnes
  • Started cross country in ninth grade after a friend dragged him to a summer workout


2016: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
3 BYU Autumn Classic 20:11.1 4 miles
9 Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational 24:06.2 8k
1 Steven Reeder Memorial Invitational 28:20.2 8.8k
22 Wisconsin Nuttycomb Invitational 24:20.5 8k
4 WCC Championships 24:32.6 8k
32 NCAA Championships 30:19.5 10k
2015: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
14 BYU Autumn Classic* 20:53.2 4 miles
18 WCC Preview 25:23.8 8k
16 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational "B" race 24:53.7 8k

Men's Track and Field Athlete Profile * - Unattached

2014 | Freshman Year

  • Took third place at Junior Canadian Cross Country Championships (19 and under) which qualified him for World Junior Cross Country Championships in China as well as the Pan American Junior Championships in Columbia.

2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed in the NCAA Cross Country Championships and took 32nd overall (30:19.5)
  • Was named an All-American for his top-40 finish as Nationals