Laura Young Athlete Profile

Laura Young

Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2013 | 2016 Hometown: South Jordan , UT Last School: Bingham High School


  • Parents are David and Christine Young
  • Has three siblings: Rachel, Rebekah and Allison
  • Undeclared major

Before BYU

  • Personal bests: 1600m- 4:56.0, 3200m- 10:54.0, 5k- 18:40.0, 800m- 2:18.0
  • Earned academic letters during sophomore, junior and senior years
  • Honor roll all four years of high school
  • Named KJZZ Student-Athlete of the week as a senior
  • Bingham High School Athlete of the Year as a sophomore
  • Bingham High School Athlete of the Month as a senior
  • Bingham High School's senior class All-Around Female Athlete
  • Three-time region champion in the 800m
  • Four-time region champion in the 1600m
  • Two-time region champion in the 3200m
  • Two-time region champion in cross country
  • Named All-State in cross country three years in a row
  • Named All-State in the one and two mile during junior season


 Collegiate personal bests: Mile- 4:54.24; 3,000m- 9:38.32; 1,500m- 4:33.96; 5,000m- 17:00.16 

2013 | Freshman Year


  • Began collegiate track career with a third-place finish in the 3,000m with a time of 10:13.87 at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Finished third in the mile with a new personal-best time of 4:54.24 at the Washington Invitational
  • During the Husky Classic, finished 11th in the 3,000m with a time of 9:41.22
  • Concluded the indoor season at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a 15th-place finish in the 3,000 with a time of 9:38.32


  • Opened the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500m in 4:33.96 during the Stanford Invitational
  • During the Mt. Sac Relays, placed 25th overall in the 5,000m with a time of 17:00.16
  • Finished fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase during the BYU Robison Invitational with a time of 11:27.03
  • Placed second in the 1,500m with a time of 4:34.58 during the Weber State Twilight

2016 | Sophomore Year


  • Took 19th in the 5000k at the UW Invitational