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Mitchell Briggs Athlete Profile

Mitchell Briggs

Position: Distance Height: 5-10 Weight: 150 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2011 | 2015-2017 Hometown: Everett, WA Mission: Mexico City North, Mexico Last School: Jackson High School


  • Born in Everett, WA
  • Parents are Alan and Annette
  • Has one brother and sister
  • Had a 3.6 GPA at Jackson HS in Mill Creek, Wash.
  • Also recruited by Gonzaga and University of Washington
  • Majoring in physical education teaching
  • Likes to juggle
  • Sports hero is former BYU runner Jared Ward

Before BYU

  • Lettered all four years of high school in cross country and track
  • Two-time captain in cross country and once in track
  • Won league title senior year
  • Ran mile in 4:17 for third all time at Jackson HS and ran two mile in 9:09 for second all time
  • Voted by HS team as "most inspirational"
  • High school coach is Eric Hruschka
  • Began running in middle school because he wanted to break the sixth grade mile record


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
8:49.93 3000m Steeplechase 2016 Stanford Invitational
4:19.47 Mile 2016 Robison Invitational
8:08.31 3000 meters 2017 Iowa State Classic
14:05.57 5000 meters 2017 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

2011 | Freshman Year


  • Took fifth at the BYU Cougar Invitational in the 3000m with a time of 8:38.26
  • Competed at both the UW Invite (8:19.81) and UW Husky Classic (8:17.51) in the 3000m
  • Ran a 4:13 mile at the Columbia Invite


  • Finished in sixth place in the 3000m steeplechase at the Stanford Invite with a time of 9:10.36
  • Grabbed a second place finish (9:18.72) at the USC Tri-Meet in the 3000m steeplechase

2015 | Sophomore Year


  • Finished second in the 3000m Steeplechase three times—at the Bryan Clay Invitational (9:05.18), the Robison Invitational (9:15.05) and the Oxy Invite (8:56.17)

2016 | Junior Year


  • Participated in the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 5000m and finished in ninth place (14:09.41)

2017 | Senior Year


  • Took 15th place overall in the 3000 meters, setting a new personal record with a time of 8:08.31 at the UW Invitational
  • At the Iowa State Classic, placed 34th overall in the 3000 meters, finishing in 8:16.64
  • Participated in the MPSF Indoor Championships and took 26th overall in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:16.36


  • Took second place overall at the Trojan Invitational in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:56.55. 
  • Improved on his previous 3000m S time by running a 8:52.44 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Set a new PR in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 14:05.57