Jacob Gustafsson Athlete Profile

Jacob Gustafsson

Jacob Gustafsson
Position: Distance Height: 5-10 Weight: 140 Roster Years: 2003 | 2006-2007 | 2009 Hometown: Mission Viejo



All-America

  • 2006 USTFCCCA D.M.R. (Indoor)
  • 2009 USTFCCCA D.M.R (Indoor)

Personal

Born in Sweden ... mother is Lis Herrey ... younger brother Peter is also on BYU's track team ... brother Andreas racewalks for Sweden and father won silver medal in the Olympics for racewalking .... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York, New York ... enjoys reading, biking and swimming ... majoring in accounting.

Before BYU

Most outstanding athlete at Mission Viejo HS ... seventh at the California state meet in the 800m with a time of 1:52 ... league champion in 1600m and 800m ... cross country league champion ... All-Orange County for both track and cross country.

Stats

BEST TIMES: 800m - 1:49.45, 1500 - 3:44.50


2003 | Freshman Year

Finished sixth in the 800m (1:52.51) at the Husker Invitational ... finished sixth at the Oval Qualifier in the 800m with a time of 1:50.51 ... placed second in the 800m (1:50.20) at the BYU Invitational ... finished seventh in the 800m (1:52.60) at the MWC Outdoor Championships.

2006 | Sophomore Year

Finished third in the 800m (1:52.13) at the Lobo Indoor Invitational ... finished 14th in the mile at the New Balance Indoor Invitational with a time of 4:08.87 ... finished 11th in the 800m with a time of 1:51.42 at the Husky Indoor Classic ... placed second in the 800m (1:51.06) and led off the winning distance medley relay team (10:00.73) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... member of the second-place distance medley team at the NCAA Indoor Championships that finished with a time of 9:37.92 ... ran the 1500m in a personal-best time of 3:48.38 at the Stanford Invitational ... won the 800m at the UCLA Invite (1:51.00) and Robison Invitational (1:49.45) ... won the 1500m at the BYU Invite with a time of 3:50.55 ... took fourth in the 800m at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:49.83 ... completed the season with a sixth-place finish in the 1500m at the NCAA West Region Championships with a time of 3:56.86 ... named All-Academic Athlete by the USTF Coaches Associations and Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.

2007 | Junior Year

Indoor Track: In indoor (2007) placed second in the 800 meters at the MWC Championship meet ... named to the 2007 Indoor All-MWC team ... Named All-Academic Team by the USTFCCCA, Academic All-MWC and an MWC Scholar-Athlete. Outdoor Track: In outdoor (2008), ran a 3:45.89 in the 1500m at the ASU Invitational ... ran a team best of 1:50.41 at the Dave Murray/Willie Williams Classic in the 800m ... ran the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 3:45.93 placed ... third in the 1500m at the MWC Championships.

2009 | Senior Year

Redshirt (2008) Indoor season only ... Cross Country: Ran at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 21:35.8 ... competed at the Aztec Invitational and finished 20th in 25.36 ...at the Roy Griak Invitational placed 16th with a time of 24.48 ... raced at pre-nationals and finished 43rd in 24.21.7 ...at the MWC Championships placed 11th with a time of 25.01 ... competed at regionals and placed 25th in 30:23.8 ... at nationals finished with a time of 30:46.