Cecily Lemmon-Lew Athlete Profile

Cecily Lemmon-Lew

Cecily Lemmon-Lew
Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007-2011 Hometown: Vacaville, CA Last School: Vacaville High School

Personal

  • Born in Victorville, California
  • Parents are Joyce and Robert Lemmon
  • Sister, Jessica, also runs for BYU
  • Enjoys eating ice-cream and quoting movies
  • Majoring in print journalism

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in cross country and track at Vacaville High School
  • Four-year MVP in cross country, two-year MVP in track
  • 2002 Northern California Freshman Runner of the Year
  • Team won section title in cross country (2004)
  • Team was in the top-10 at state in cross country in 2002 and 2005
  • Member of an elite running club, the Buffalo Chips Jr. Olympic team
  • The Buffalo Chips took first at the National Jr. Olympic Championships three times
  • Team also won the USA Cross Country Championships in 2006

Summary

  • All-American (Outdoor 10000m 2010) 
  • MWC Champion (Outdoor 5000m 2009; Outdoor 10000m 2011) 
  • All-MWC (Outdoor 10000m 2008; Indoor 3000m 2009; Outdoor 5000m 2009; Outdoor 10000m 2011)

Stats

Personal Best: 1500 meters- 4:32.89; 3000 meters- 9:33.04; 5000 meters- 16:23.13;
               10000 meters- 33:39.97

2007 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Did not compete

Outdoor:

  • Came in fifth place in the 1500 meters at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University
  • Ran a season-best time of 4:40.00 in the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed seventh at the BYU Robison Invitational with a 5k time of 18:16
  • Ran a season-best 17:19.77 in the 5,000 meters at the UCLA Rafer Johnson Invitational
  • Ran a 10:02 3000m race at the ASU Invitational
  • Placed fifth in the 5,000 meters at the Weber Twilight meet

2008 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Began the season with a first place finish in the 3000m (9:45.73) at the Big 12 Mountain West Conference Challenge
  • Took second in the 5000m (16:39.88) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, ran the 3000m in 9:45 at Nebraska and 9:42 at Washington; placed fifth in the 5000m (17:56.92) at the MWC indoor championships

Outdoor:

  • Ran the 5000m with a time of 16:57.14 at the Stanford Invitational, 16:58 at Mt. Sac, 16:49 at UC Irvine; competed at Regionals in Oregon placing 21st in the 5000m with a time of 16:48.03
  • Finished third in the 10000m (36:07.96) and fourth in the 5000m (17:39.64) at the MWC outdoor track and field championships

2009 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Started the season with a third place finish in the 1 mile (5:01.31) at the Bengal Shootout at Idaho State
  • Ran a provisional qualifying time in the 3000m (9:33.04) at the Washington Indoor Invitational
  • Took first place at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in the 5000m (16:36.77)
  • Placed seventh at the Husky Classic in the 5000m while running a provisional qualifying time of 16:33.47
  • Took second place in the 3000m at the Mountain West Indoor Championships with a time of 10:05.32

Outdoor:

  • Started the outdoor season with a third place finish in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational (16:23.13)
  • Placed 1st in the Robison Invitational in the 5000m with a time of 17:08.39
  • Ran a 38:23.26 in the 10000m at the Mt. Sac Relays to place second
  • Won the 5000m at the MWC Championships (17:37.11) and took third at the NCAA West Regional in the same event (16:24.93)
  • Ran a 33:39.97 in the 10000m to place second at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships

2010 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted the indoor/outdoor seasons

2011 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Opened season with a 38th place finish in the 3000m (9:47.27) at the Husky Classic
  • Finished fourth in the 3000m at the MWC Indoor Championships in 9:52.99

Outdoor:

  • Began outdoor season with a ninth place finish in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational (16:42.45)
  • Took first in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays in 34:14.00
  • Won the 10000m in 36:11.41 at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Ended season with a 14th place finish in the 10000m in 33:58.24 at the NCAA West Preliminary