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Dennis Christensen Athlete Profile

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Dennis Christensen

Position: Throws Height: 6-4 Weight: 293 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2013 | 2017 Hometown: Richland, WA Mission: Mendoza, Argentina Last School: Richland High School


  • Parents are Richard and Carey
  • Has two brothers
  • Wife Sydnee Muhlestein is also on the BYU track and field team
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, camping and hanging out with family friends
  • Major is exercise and wellness
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mendoza, Argentina

Before BYU

  • Football First-Team All-Conference offensive lineman and team captain
  • Four-year track and field letterman and school MVP
  • Was the 2012 Washington 4A state shot put champion with a mark of 60-04.50
  • Took fourth in state shot put his junior year with a throw of 56-02.50
  • Set personal record in shot put at the 2012 Davis Invitational 61-01.00
  • Took sixth in state discus his senior year with a throw of 160-04.00
  • Set personal record in discus at districts with a throw of 176-02.00
  • Coach was Jim Qualheim


Personal Bests
Mark Event Meet
17.81 meters Shot put 2017 Cougar Invitational
50.81 meters Discus 2017 Aztec Open
15.37 meters Weight throw 2016 Air Force Invitational

Career Stats

2013 | Freshman Year


  • Threw unattached in the shot put finals of the BYU Invitational and took fourth place with a mark of 51-10.75
  • Threw 51-09.75 feet for a sixth-place finish in the shot put at the Cherry & Silver Invitational
  • Threw a career-best 53-02.25 and took fifth place in shot put at the Air Force Invitational


  • Won the shot put with a personal record throw of 54-04.75 at the Aztec Track & Field Invitational
  • Named the most improved male athlete on the team

2017 | Sophomore Year


  • Took fifth place in the shot put at the Trojan Invitational with a throw of 16.12m
  • Set a personal record of 50.81m at the Aztec Open in the discus throw
  • Set a personal best 17.81m in the shot put at the Cougar Invitational