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Laura Young Bluth Track and Field Athlete Profile

Laura Young Bluth

Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2013 | 2016-2017 Hometown: South Jordan , UT Mission: Los Angeles, CA Last School: Bingham High School

Personal

  • Parents are David and Christine Young
  • Has three siblings: Rachel, Rebekah and Allison
  • Major: Minor
  • Minor: Family Studies 

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

Stats

Collegiate Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event  Meet 
16:10.51 5000m 2017 Oxy Invitational 
4:32.17 1500m  2013 IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Championships
4:54.24 Mile  2013 UW Invitational
9:25.21 3000m 2017 Iowa State Classic
11:27.03 3000m Steeplechase  2013 BYU Robison Invitational 
34:07.86 10,000m 2017 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats



2013 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Began collegiate track career with a third-place finish in the 3000m 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 3000m 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

Outdoor:

  • Opened the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 1500m in 4:33.96 during the Stanford Invitational
  • During the Mt. Sac Relays placed 25th overall in the 5000m with a time of 17:00.16
  • Finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase during the BYU Robison Invitational with a time of 11:27.03
  • Placed second in the 1500m with a time of 4:34.58 during the Weber State Twilight

2016 | Sophomore Year

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Placed 31st in the Mt. SAC Relays in the 5000-meter run 
  • Finished 17th in the 5000-meter run at the 2016 Oxy Invitational 

2017 | Junior Year

Indoor

  • 7th overall in the 5000-meter at the UW Invitational 
  • Placed 10th in the 3000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic with a career-best time of 9:25.21
  • Finished 6th in the 5000-meter run with a career-best time of16:15.66 at the MPSF Championships

Outdoor

  • Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in the 10,000m but did not finish the race
  • Took 2nd in the 5000m at the Oxy Invitational
  • Came in 10th in the 10,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays