Casey Clinger
American Fork, 
Last School
American Fork High School
Roster Years
2017 | 2019-2020-2021


  • Parents are Steve & Tiffany Clinger
  • Wife, Morgan Bower, plays libero for BYU women's volleyball 
  • Major: Business Management
  • Mission: Sapporo, Japan (2019-20)
  • Also recruited by Oregon

Before BYU

  • Coached by Timo Mostert at American Fork High School
  • The 2016 Gatorade Cross Country National Athlete of the Year
  • Two-time Gatorade Utah Runner of the Year
  • A four-time Nike Cross Nationals qualifier and a two-time champion, first male athlete in NXN history to win back-to-back individual titles
  • An eight-time state champion in cross country, the 1600m and 3200m
  • As a senior in 2016, posted times of 15:28.4 to win the Nike Cross Nationals Final and 14:42.9 to win the 5A Utah state title – a course and meet record 
  • As a junior in 2015, won the Nike Cross Nationals Final with a time of 15:03.2, the 5A Utah state title with a time of 14:52.8 and the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional championships in 14:42
  • Closed his high school cross country career with 15-straight victories at three miles and 5K
  • In track, posted personal PRs of 1:52.92 in the 800m (ran at altitude), 4:02.90 in the mile and 8:44.70 in the 3200m

Career Stats

Men's Track & Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

  • All-American
  • WCC Freshman of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • Finished first for the Cougars and 24th overall at the NCAA National Championships (29:46.32) and was named an All-American as a result
  • Helped BYU to its perfect score at the West Coast Conference Championships with his third-place finish (23:29.0)
  • Finished seventh at the Pre-Nationals Invitational (23:17.0)
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 29:46.4 24th NCAA Championships
8K 23:29.0 3rd WCC Championships
8K 23:17.0 7th Adidas Pre Nationals
8K 23:46.9 4th Dellinger Invitational
4M 19:24.4 5th BYU Autumn Classic


Sophmore Year 2020-2021

  • All-American
  • All-WCC First Team
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual
  • Competed and scored in all five meets for the BYU men's team
  • Finished 13th overall at the NCAA Championships to earn the second All-America honors of his career and help BYU to a seventh-place finish (second BYU runner to cross)
  • Took third place at the WCC Championships (second BYU runner) to earn his a spot on the All-WCC First Team for the second time while helping the Cougars claim their sixth consecutive conference title
  • Won the Weber State Invitational
  • Was the second Cougar to cross at the OSU Invitational (3rd overall) and Silver State XC Challenge (4th overall)
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 30:19.8 13th NCAA Championships
8K 23:05.9 3rd WCC Championships
8K 23:05.5 4th Silver State Collegiate Challenge
8K 23:50.9 1st Weber State Cross Country Invitational
8K 23:38.7 3rd Oklahoma State Invitational
Junior Year 2021

  • Set new 10k career-best time of 28:55.7 at Nationals
  • Named All-WCC Men's Cross Country First Team 
  • Named All-Mountain Region  
  • Named All-American with 8th-place finish in national title meet. 
    • Three-time All-American (2017, 2020, 2021)
  • Following the 2021 season, has... 
    • competed in 15 meets for the Cougars
    • finished in top-10 in 13 of 15 meets, including five consecutive
    • finished in the top-5 in 10 of 15 meets
    • Six podium finishes
    • One meet win (Weber State Invitational 2020-21)
Distance Time Finish Meet
8k 24:27.8 4th Roy Griak Invitational
8k 23:06.0 8th FSU XC Invite/Pre-Nationals
8k 23:27.5 3rd WCC Championships
10k 29:42.9 3rd NCAA Mountain Regional
10k 28:55.7 8th NCAA National Championships


Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year