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Tommy Gruenewald Athlete Profile

Tommy Gruenewald

Position: Distance Height: 6-1 Weight: 166 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007 | 2009 | 2012-2014 Hometown: Manlius, NY Mission: Ogden, UT Last School: Stanford


  • Born in Syracuse, New York
  • Parents are David and Marcia
  • Brother plays soccer at Rollins College and also semi-pro
  • Mother was a gymnast at Green Mountain College
  • Enjoys reading, driving, waterskiing and going for long walks on the beach
  • Majoring in business management with a minor in German.

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Fayetteville-Manlius High he was a two-time Footlocker National Cross Country Finalist
  • Runner-up finish in 2004 and and third-place finish in 2005 at the Nike Team Nationals
  • Manhattan Invitational Record holder
  • 2006 New York Federation Cross Country Champion
  • Indoor and outdoor 3200m Section Record Holder
  • Two-time New York State outdoor 3200m champion
  • Ran the 13th fastest high school two-mile in the nation during his senior year (8:58.98)


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
3:49.17 1500 meters 2013 SDSU Aztec Invitational
4:04.96 Mile 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational
8:07.14 3000 meters 2013 UW Invitational
13:54.26 5000 meters 2013 Mt. SAC Relays
29:37.56 10000 meters 2014 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Placed 29th in the 3000 (8:23.45) meters at the UW Classic
  • Took fourth in the 1500 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational

2013 | Junior Year


  • Took first at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational in the mile in 4:10.9
  • Finished in eighth place in the 3000 meters (8:07.14) at the UW Invitational
  • Placed seventh in the mile in 4:04.96 at the 2013 Armory Invitational
  • Took fifth in the 3000 meters (8:07.21) at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships


  • Took first in the 1500 meters (3:49.17) at the SDSU Aztec Invitational
  • Placed first in the mile at the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Took fifth in the 5000 meters (14:09.24) at the IC4A/ECAC DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships


  • Recevied Division I USTFCCA All-Academic honors

2014 | Senior Year


  • Took third in the mile (4:15.67) at the Lobo Invitational
  • Placed fifth in the championship mile at the Armory Invitational in 4:11.41
  • Finished 20th in the mile at the UW Husky Invitational with a time of 4:08.27


  • Placed 14th in the 10,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays in 29:37.56