Born in Orem, Utah ... parents are Tom and Lee Ann Perry ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cherry Hill, New Jersey ... enjoys photography, eating, sleeping and has a very large shoe collection ... is the co founder of Whodi Ball and 19-time whodi ball champion ... married to Julianne whose parents, Werner and Sharon Hoeger, competed on BYU's gymnastics team ... majoring in exercise science.
Ran track and cross country at Alta High School ... state track and cross country MVP ... received all-state honors seven times ... Utah 5A State Champion in 800m (1:54), 1,600m (4:13) and 3,200m ... Region 2 record holder in the 5k with a time of 15:54 ... second-team all-West.
BEST TIMES: 800m - 1:49.87, 1600m - 4:05.28, 1500m - 3:42.25, 3000m - 8:04.25, 3,000-meter steeplechase:
2006 | Freshman Year
T&F: Finished third in the mile at the Cougar Indoor Meet with a time of 4:17.48 ... finished ninth in the mile (4:06.52) at the UW Indoor Invitational ... placed seventh in the mile at the New Balance Indoor Invitational with a time of 4:05.28 ... competed in the mile at the Husky Indoor Classic with a time of 4:08.87 ... placed second in the mile (4:16.64) and third in the 3000m (8:31.26) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... won the 1500m in a time of 3:45.34 at the ASU Invitational ... won his section of the 3,000m steeplechase with a region-qualifying time of 8:56.40 at the Stanford Invitational ... won the 800m at the BYU Invite with a time of 1:50.59 ... finished the 1500m with a time of 3:49.97 at the Oregon Invite ... placed second in the 800m at the Robison Invitational with a time of 1:49.87 ... won the 1500m (3:46.81) and took eighth in the 800m (1:54.45) at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... automatically qualified for nationals with a second-place finish in the 1500m (3:52.61) at the NCAA West Region Championships ... finished 12th in the 1500m with a time of 3:53.16 to earn All-American status at the NCAA Outdoor Championshipsl CC: Competed at the BYU Autumn Classic ... ran at the SUU Invitational ... competed at the MWC championoships.
2007 | Sophomore Year
T&F: Ran a season-best time in the 3,000 meters (8:52.06) at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... ran his season-best time in the 800 meters (1:54.68) at the Modrall Sperling Lobo Invitational ... turned in his top time of the season in the mile (4:04.59) at the Husky Classic ... finished second in the mile and anchored the first place Distance Medley Relay team at the MWC Indoor Championships ... named to the All-MWC Indoor Team ... ran a 3:51.36, his best time of the season, in the 1500 meters at the ASU/ Clif Bar Invitational ... competed in the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational ... ran a 1:55.18 in the 800 meters at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University ... won the mile with a time of 4:07.94 at the Robison Invitational; CC: Began the season by placing seventh at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:29.4 ... competed in the Sacramento State Invitational with a time of 25:44 and a 15th place finish ... traveled to the Bill Dellinger Invitational where he ran with a time of 24:10.48 ... ran in the Pre-National race with a time of 24:38.9 ... finishing with a time of 24:36.0 he placed third at the MWC Championships, earning First-Team All-MWC honors ... placed 10th at the NCAA Mt. Region meet, earning All-Region honors ... competed at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 32:41.
2008 | Junior Year
T&F: Earned All-America honors when he finished third in the 3000 meters (8:02.63) at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., ... was the NCAA indoor third-ranked runner in the 3000 meters with a time of 7:51 ... and in the mile with a time of 3:59.16; during the outdoor season he ran the 1500m with a time of 3:44.71 at the ASU Invitational ... ran the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational in 13:55.81 ... ranked 16th nationally in the 5000m with a season-best time of 13:54.06 ... finished second at the NCAA West Regionals; CC: Did not compete.
2009 | Senior Year
T&F: Fifth-place finish in the distance medley relay at the NCAA indoor national championships...MWC champion in 1,500 meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase...Member of 4x400-meter relay team that took fourth-place in MWC Championships...2009 MWC Men’s Outdoor High Point Award with 21.5 points...2009 MWC Outdoor Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year...NCAA national champion in the steeplechase with a time of 8:29.24...Five-time All-American... Fourth-place finish at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.