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Jonathan Harper Athlete Profile

Jonathan Harper

Position: Distance Height: 6-1 Weight: 150 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN Last School: Carroll High School

Personal

  • Parents are Scott and Carol
  • Has four siblings
  • Majoring in environmental science
  • Enjoys reading and photography
  • Began running after being cut from the basketball team
  • Also recruited by Indiana, Michigan and Penn State

Before BYU

  • Six-time IATCCC All-state selection and Indiana Cross Country All-star team member
  • State cross country runner up
  • Two-time Indiana state champion in 4x800 relay
  • New Balance National Champion in 4x800 relay
  • Three-time high school conference champion

Stats

Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
1:53.82 800 meters 2015 Ed Jacoby Invite
3:45.85* 1500 meters 2015 BYU Robison Invitational
4:02.24 Mile 2016 Iowa State Classic
7:59.17 3000 meters 2017 UW Invitational
13:54.17 5000 meters 2017 Iowa State Classic
29:05.50 10000 meters 2017 Stanford Invitational

*altitude converted

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile 



2014 | Freshman Year

Indoor

  • Took first in the mile at the BYU Indoor Invitational in 4:17.72
  • Placed 15th in the mile at the UW Invitational in 4:06.23, a new personal best
  • Took 27th in the 3000 meters at the Husky Classic in 8:18.30

Outdoor

  • Placed 12th in the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 3:52.54
  • Placed 7th in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 14:16.55

2015 | Sophomore Year

Indoor

  • Third place in the 800 meters at the Ed Jacoby Invite with a time of 1:53.82

Outdoor

  • Second place in the 1500 meters at the Sun Angel Classic (3:49.92)
  • Second place in the mile at the Robison Invitational (4:08.80)
  • 12th place at the Oxy Invite in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:14.23

2016 | Junior Year

Indoor

  • Took tenth place in the mile at the Iowa State Classic; his time of 4:02.24 was the best time for a BYU runner in the event during the indoor season
  • Took seventh place in the 3000 meters at the Washington Invitational; his time of 8:00.04 was the best time for a BYU runner in the event during the indoor season

Outdoor

  • Set a personal record in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 29:26.52, finishing in 22nd overall
  • Took 16th place overall at the 2016 Oxy Invitational in the 1500 meters with a 3:48.94 time
  • Qualified for and participated in the NCAA West Prelims in the 10,000 meters and finished in 18th overall with a time of 30:11.52

2017 | Senior Year

Indoor

  • Took ninth place overall at the 2017 UW Invitational in the 3000 meters, setting a new personal best of 7:59.17
  • Finished in 12th place in the 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic, logging a time of 13:54.81, which was a new personal record and good enough for 10th place all-time at BYU

Outdoor

  • Qualified for regionals with a personal record in the 10,000m of 29:05.50 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Competed at the NCAA West Prelims where he took 22nd in the 10,000m with a time of 30:42.42