Jared Ward Athlete Profile

Jared Ward

Positions: 5000 Meters, 10000 Meters Height: 5-10 Weight: 145 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: Kaysville, UT Mission: Pittsburgh, PA Last School: Davis High School



All-America

  • 2012 USTFCCCA First Team 10,000 meters (Outdoor)

Personal

  • Born in Layton, Utah
  • Parents are Lynn and Natalie
  • Siblings are Caleb, Anna, Josh and Philip
  • Sister Anna is currently serving a mission in New Jersey, and runs track for Utah Valley University
  • Enjoys spending time with his wife Erica and son Paul and following his siblings in sports
  • Played trumpet in jazz band in high school
  • Loves to play soccer, ultimate frisbee, and backyard football
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pittsburgh
  • Majoring in statistics

Before BYU

  • Team won state in cross country and track senior year
  • Three-time state champion in 2007 in the 1600m, 3200m and sprint medley
  • 22nd cross country national finish in 2006

Stats

Personal Bests
Time/Mark Event Venue
4:03.67 Mile 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational
7:59.68 3000 meters 2014 UW Invitational
13:37.03 5000 meters 2013 Mt. SAC Relays
28:36.15 10,000 meters 2013 Stanford Invitational
  • Four-time All-American (Outdoor 10,000 meters x2, Cross Country, Indoor 5,000 meters)
  • USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team (2012)
  • USTFCCCA Division I All-American, 10,000 meteres (2012 and 2013)

Career Stats



2011 | Freshman Year

Indoor

  • Took fourth in the mile in 4:14.43 at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Relay team took third in the distance medley relay in 9:48.98 at the at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Took second in the 3000m (8:18.73) and fifrth in the 5000m (14:27.35) at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor

  • Took sixth in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational in 14:10.06
  • Took sixth in the mile (4:13.03) at the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Finished second at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m in 32.44
  • Took 24th at the NCAA DI West Preliminary in 10,000m with a time of 29:56.95

2012 | Sophomore Year

Indoor
  • Took second in the mile at the BYU Indoor Invitational in 4:11.13
  • Placed eighth in the 3000m with a time of 8:01.99 at the UW Invitational
  • Took eighth in the 5000m (13:57.55) and10th in the 3000m (8:06.32) at the MPSF Indoor Championships

Outdoor

  • Took second in the mile (4:09.35) at the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Placed first in the 5000 at the West Coast Invitational in 13:52.05
  • Placed fifth in the 10,000m at the NCAA Championships in 28:59.74

Academic

  • USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team

2013 | Junior Year

Indoor
  • Took first in the 3000m in 8:22.87 at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Placed fourth in the 3000m at the UW Invitational in 8:01.87
  • Took third in the mile at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in 4:03.67
  • Relay team took third at the MPSF Indoor Championships in the distance medley relay in 9:42.13
  • Took ninth at the NCAA DI Indoor Championships in the 5000m in 13:54.04

Outdoor

  • Took third at the Stanford Invitational in the 10,000m in 28:36.15
  • Placed third in the mile (4:08.23) at the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Took first at the IC4A/ECAC DI Ouudoor Championships in the 5000m (13:59.56)
  • Took eighth in the 10,000m (29:51.59) at the NCAA DI National Championships

Academic

  • Recevied Division I USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

2014 | Senior Year

Indoor

  • Ran a 7:59.68 time in the 3000m to take third at the UW Invitational, good for the 14th fastest time in the nation to date during the 2014 indoor season
  • Ran a 13:42.17 in the 5000m for second place at the UW Husky Classic and the fourth best time in the nation
  • Took fourth in both the 3000m (8:13.73) and the 5000m (13:46.67) at the NCAA Indoor Championships and was named All-American in both events

Outdoor

  • Placed second in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 28:37.36