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Gale Tanner Athlete Profile

Gale Tanner

Gale Tanner
Position: Jumps Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2000-2003 Hometown: Akron, OH


  • Born 01/17/79 in Roosevelt, Utah
  • Parents are Barbara and the late Lonnie Tanner
  • Majoring in home and family life

Before BYU

  • Lettered one year in cross country, three years in volleyball and four years in track and basketball at Akron Firestone HS
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • International Baccalaureate diploma
  • Named captain of the basketball team and two-time track MVP
  • Placed third in the district in the high jump and sixth in the region
  • City champions in cross country and basketball

2000 | Freshman Year


  • Did not compete 


  • Third-place finish in the high jump at the BYU Tri-Meet with a leap of 5-03

2001 | Sophomore Year


  • Placed fifth in the long jump (18-08.50) and second in the triple jump at the Wilson Motor Open
  • Finished third in the triple jump at the Wildcat Invitational


  • Placed sixth in the long jump and the triple jump (34-04.25) at the BYU Cougar Invitational

2002 | Junior Year


  • Finished fifth in the 400m at the Wildcat Invitational


  • Finished 13th in the 800m at the Cougar Invitational