Spencer Gardner Athlete Profile

Spencer Gardner

Spencer Gardner
Position: Distance Height: 6-0 Weight: 135 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2015 Hometown: Springville, UT Last School: Springville High School


  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Parents are Dee and Terri
  • Two older siblings have attended BYU
  • Dad is a professor in linguistics and English language at BYU
  • Enjoys computers, likes King Kong Bundy and Rolling Pins
  • His favorite food is graham crackers
  • Majoring in computer science.

Before BYU

  • Graduated with high honors from Springville HS
  • 4A state champion 3200M in 2007, runner-up 2006 4A cross country, runner-up 2007 1600M run, runner-up 1600m/3200m run 2008
  • Two-time Region VII cross country champion
  • Voted 4A Cross Country Athlete of the Year 2007
  • Placed third at Bob Firman XC Invitational 2007, fourth Simplot mile run
  • Lettered four years in track and cross country
  • Captain of track team 2008
  • All-State in track and XC for three years
  • Recruited by Georgetown, Weber State, SUU and Washington.


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
3:54.39 1500 meters 2014 Trojan Invitational
4:12.58 Mile 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
14:10.54 5000 meters 2015 Oxy Invite
29:44.52 10,000 meters 2015 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats



2012 | Freshman Year

  • Took third at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational in 8:37.39
  • Placed 17th in the mile (4:12.48) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational

2013 | Sophomore Year


  • Took 17th at the Stanford Invitational in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:40.49

2014 | Junior Year


  • Took seventh in the 1500m in 3:54.39 at the Trojan Invitational

2015 | Senior Year


  • Set personal bests in the 5000m (14:10.54) and the 10,000m (29:44.52)
  • Qualified for the NCAA final in the 10,000m with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA West Preliminaries
  • Finished 16th in the 10,000m at the NCAA Championships, claiming Second-Team All-America honors with a time of 29:59.02