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Payton Sorenson Athlete Profile

Payton Sorenson

Position: Sprinter Height: 6-5 Weight: 195 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2013 | 2015-2018 Hometown: Mesa, AZ Mission: NY Last School: Mountain View High School

Before BYU:

  • High School: Mountain View High School under Robert Ronan
  • Played tennis and baseball
  • Male Athlete of the Year in school district
  • Won 50 free at state junior and senior year
  • Won 100 free at state senior year
  • Club: Mesa Aquatics Club under Jack Giles

Personal:

  • Parents are Jeff and Lorna Sorenson
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Enjoys baseball, volleyball, tennis and football
  • Plays the piano
  • Served in the New York New York South mission
  • Majoring in mechanical engineering


2012-2013 | Freshman Year

  • MPSF Male Freshman of the Year
  • Named to All-MPSF First Team for performances in the 50 free (20.01), 200 free relay (1:18.30), 100 free (43.90) and 400 free relay (2:55.02)
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for his performance in the 100 back (48.74)  
  • At MPSF meet finished first in the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay, third in the 50 Free and 100 Free and fourth in 100 Back
  • Helped set school and MPSF meet records in the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay
  • Ranked second on the team in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 100 Back

2015-2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed in the Olympic U.S. Trials, placing 48th in the 100 Free (50:22) while swimming in the preliminaries and placed 13th in the semifinals while swimming the 50 Free (22:37)
  • Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay and a second-place finish in the 200 medley and 400 free relays at the Colorado Mesa Invite
  • Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free and 200 medley relays and recorded a second-place finish in the 50 free (21.04) at the Pacific Invite
  • Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay against UNLV
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 50 free (20.34) and contributed to first-place finishes in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay against Colorado Mesa
  • Named MPSF/Turbo Athlete of the Week (Nov. 11)
  • Contributed to a new BYU record in the 200 medley relay (1:27.42) and 400 free relay (2:53.88) at the Texas Invite
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 50 free (20.41), a third-place finish in the 100 free (46.17) and contributed to a second-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:01.80) against Grand Canyon
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 50 free (20.35), a second-place finish in the 100 free (45.02) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:21.13) against Denver/Minnesota
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 50 free (19.99) and 100 free (44.37) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:01.11) and a new pool record and first-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:29.05) against Utah
  • Named MPSF/Turbo Athlete of the Week (Jan. 27)
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:18.55), a first-place finish and new school record in the 500 free (19.57), a first-place finish, new school record and MPSF meet record in the 100 free (42.94) and contributed to first-place finishes, new school records and MPSF meet records in the 400 free relay (2:53.11) and 200 medley relay (1:26.51) at the MPSF Championships
  • In total, broke or contributed to breaking four school records at the MPSF Championships
  • Named First-Team All-MPSF in 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 50 free and 100 free and was named Second-Team All-MPSF in 100 back
  • Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter free (50.22) at the American Short Course Championships
  • Earned Second-Team All-American with a 14th place finish in the 50 free (19.48) at the 2016 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

2016-2017 | Junior Year

Achievements:

  • Awarded 'Swimmer of the Week' by College Weekly (Nov. 10)
  • Broke personal and school record in the 50 free with a time of 19.22 in competition against Grand Canyon- ranked with the fourth best time in the country (Dec. 1)
  • Awarded MPSF Athlete of the Week and named 'Swimmer of the Week' by College Swimming magazine (Dec. 7)
  • Named First-Team All-MPSF in 50 and 100 free
  • Named Second-Team All-MPSF in 200 and 400 free relays
  • Ranked first in the All-Time Bests for the 50 free (19.22)
  • Placed first in the 100 free at the MPSF Championships (43.49)
  • Placed second in the 50 free at the MPSF Championships (19.85)
  • Contributed to a second-place finish in the men's 200 freestyle relaty at the MPSF Championships
  • Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle events at the NCAA Div. I Swim and Dive Championships 
  • Placed 21st in the 50 free prelims with a time of 19.37 at the NCAA Championships
  • Matched BYU All-Time Record of 42.86 in the 100 free and placed 24th overall at the NCAA Championships 

Personal Best(s):

50 Freestyle

  • 19.22
  • 19.69

100 Freestyle

  • 43.06
  • 43.16
  • 43.49

100 Backstroke

  • 48.97
  • 49.13
  • 49.36