Born in West Jordan, Utah ... parents are Randy and Ruth Merriman ... married to Mandy ... enjoys reading (economic books are a favorite) and playing basketball ... double-majoring in economics and political science.
Lettered in both cross country and track while attending Bingham HS ... honored as an English Sterling Scholar ... was Editor-in-Chief of his newspaper ... won the Region II 3200m championship ... won All-State honors in cross country.
BEST TIMES: Steeple - 8:59, 5K - 14:24.05
Pl. Event Time
3 BYU Autumn Classic 19:52.9
6 UC Riverside Invit. 24:11.6
27 Bill Dellinger Invit. 24:19.6
59 Pre-Nationals Invit. 24:38.7
12 MWC Championships 24:38.9
43 NCAA Mountain Regional 31:53.9
159 NCAA Championships 31:54
7 BYU Autumn Classic 21:31
17 Aztec Invit. 25:31
47 Roy Griak Invit. 25:55
18 MWC Championships 25:14
27 NCAA Mountain Regional 30:26
102 NCAA Championships 31:06
12 BYU Autumn Classic 20:00
118 Notre Dame Invit. 25:53
22 Pre-Nationals - open race 25:06
19 MWC Championships 25:32
48 NCAA Mountain Regional 32:19
21 BYU Autumn Classic* 21:01
11 Sacramento State Invit. 25:21
43 Bill Dellinger Invit. 24:19
125 Pre-Nationals Invit. 25:03
28 MWC Championships 26:05
- BYU Alumni Invit. 21:17
- BYU Autumn Classic 21:32
* - ran unattached
2006 | Freshman Year
CC: Ran unattached at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 21:01.3 ... finished 11th at the Sacramento State Invitational ... placed 43rd at the Bill Dellinger Invitational with a time of 24:19.48 ... competed in the Pre-National race with a time of 25:03.0 ... had a 28th place finish at the MWC Championships with a time of 26:05.5 ... named to the Fall 2006 Academic All-MWC team.
2007 | Sophomore Year
CC: Placed 12th at the BYU Autumn Classic with a 4-mile time of 20:00.2 ... placed 118th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5-mile time of 25:53 ... placed 22nd in the open invitational at Pre-Nationals with a 8k time of 25:06.3 ... finished 19th at the MWC Championships with a 8k time of 25:36 ... placed 48th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships, completing the 10k course in 32:19; T&F: Ran the 3,000-meter steeple at the ASU Invitational with a time of 9:09.39 ... ran the 5,000m in 14:35.61 at the Stanford Invitational.
2008 | Junior Year
CC: Competed at the Aztec Invitational and placed 17th with a time of 25.31 ... placed 18th at the MWC championships with a time of 25.14 ... at regional's placed 27th in 30:28.2 ... competed at national's placing 102nd with a time of 31:06.T&F: Named All-Academic Team by the USTFCCCA ... Academic All-MWC and an MWC Scholar-Athlete ... ran the 3000m steeple at the ASU Invitational with a time of 9:09.39 ... ran the 5,000m in 14:35.61 at the Stanford Invitational.
2009 | Senior Year
Named to the All-MWC Second Team following his 12th-place performance at the MWC Championships ... came in 159th place at the NCAA Championships with a 10K time of 31:54 ... earned a 43rd-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional ... achieved a 59th-place finish at the Pre-Nationals Invitational ... ran for 27th place at the Bill Dellinger Invitational ... came in sixth place at the UC Riverside Invitational ... finished in third place at the BYU Autumn Classic with a four-mile time of 19:52.