Ryan Waite Athlete Profile

Ryan Waite

Position: 800 Meters Height: 6-3 Weight: 170 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2009-2013 Hometown: St. Helens, OR Mission: San Fernando, CA Last School: University of Oregon

Personal

  • Born in Colville, Washington
  • Parents are Jeff and Marie
  • Served in the California San Fernando Mission (2007-09) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Recruited by Oregon, Washington, Washington State, William & Mary and Alabama
  • Enjoys fishing and sports journalism
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Majoring in communications with an emphasis in public relations

Before BYU

  • Prepped at St. Helens High
  • Student Body Vice President
  • 6-time League Champion
  • 3-time State Champion in the 800m and 4x400m
  • Voted All-American by Track and Field News and USA Track and Field for the 800m
  • Team captain in track, cross country and basketball
  • All-Conference in cross country, track, and basketball
  • Voted Most Inspirational by teammates three-straight years
  • 3rd at Nike Outdoor High School Nationals in the 800m
  • State Meet record holder at Oregon State Meet in 800m
  • All-League High School basketball player

Personal Records

Outdoor

  • 800 meters -- 1:46.83
  • 1500m -- 3:48.09

Indoor

  • 800 meters: 1:48.49
  • Mile: 4:06.19

Summary

  • Academic All-MWC (2010)
  • MWC All-Conference (800m 2010)
  • MWC Champion (800m 2010, 4x400 relay 2010)
  • USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team (2012)

Career Stats



2009 | Freshman Year

  • Attended the University of Oregon
  • Lettered in indoor and outdoor track
  • Competed in the Pac 10 championships

2010 | Sophomore Year

Outdoor:

  • Competed in the 800m at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:51.29
  • Finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional Prelims in the 800m (1:46.83)
  • Won the 800m with a time of 1:48.73 at the MWC Championships
  • Won the 4x400 relay at the MWC Championships
  • Took fourth in the 400m (48.65) at the Wildcat Twilight Open
  • Won the 800m (1:47.54) at the Stanford Jordan Cardinal Invite
  • Took first in the 800m (1:50.18) at the BYU Cougar Invitational

2012 | Junior Year

Indoor

  • Broke indoor school record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:48.56
  • Member of the indoor school record breaking Distance Medley Relay team (9:29.00)
  • Member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation winning Distance Medley Relay team
  • 3rd place at NCAA championships in Distance Medley Relay (first-team All-American)
  • Competed in the 800m at NCAA championships and earned second-team All-American honors

Outdoor

  • Competed in the 800m at NCAA championships and earned honorable mention All-American citation
  • Placed second at the Georgia Tech Invitational 800 meters (1:49.47)
  • Won American Milers Club Invitational 800 meters (1:48.20) 
  • Provisional Olympic Trials qualifier

2013 | Senior Year

  • A USTFCCCA second-team All-American in the 800 meters during the indoor season
  • Received Division I USTFCCCA All-Academic honors