Conner Mantz
Ht
5'
8"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Smithfield, 
Utah
Last School
Sky View High School
Roster Years
2017-2020-2021


Personal

  • Parents are Robert and Joanna Mantz
  • His father, Robert, wrestled at Weber State University
  • Born in Logan, Utah
  • Has three siblings (Garrett, Clarissa and Nathan)
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Mission: Ghana Accra West
  • Enjoys hiking and playing the guitar 
  • Also recruited by Furman, Oklahoma State, Princeton, Stanford and Utah State

Before BYU

  • Three-time Footlocker All-American
  • 2015 USA Junior World Cross Country Championships team member
  • 4.0 in high school

Career Stats

Men's Track & Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

  • Named to the All-WCC First Team after a second-place finish at the WCC Championships
  • Received All-Region honors with sixth-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional
  • Received All-America honors after placing 10th at the NCAA National Championships
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 29:17.1 10th NCAA Championships
10K 29:24.8 6th NCAA Mountain Regional
8K 23:24.7 3rd WCC Championships
8K 23:55.5 4th Wisconsin Pre Nationals
5M 23:52.4 5th Joe Piane - Notre Dame Invitational
4.3M 20:56.5 2nd BYU Autumn Classic

 

Sophmore Year 2019

  • Earned All-American honors for his third-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships
  • Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
  • Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 honors
  • Won the conference championship individual title after finishing 1st with a time of 23:33.8
  • Earned WCC All-Conference First Team honors after finishing 1st
  • Named to the 2019 All-Mountain Region team after finishing 4th with a time of 30:32.6
  • Competed on the 2019 National Championship winning team, finishing 3rd with a time of 30:40.0
  • Named USTFCCCA Division I Men's National Athlete of the Week following individual title at Bill Dellinger Invitational on Sept. 28.
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 30:40.0 3rd NCAA Championships
10K 30:32.6 4th NCAA Mountain Regional
8K 23:33.8 1st WCC Championships
8K 23:20.8 1st Pre-National Invitational
8K 23:24.7 1st Bill Dellinger Invitational
6.956K 21:12.3 1st BYU Autumn Classic

 

Junior Year 2020-2021

  • 2020-21 NCAA National Champion (Individual)
  • 2020-21 USTFCCCA National Men's Athlete of the Year
  • 2020-21 WCC Champion (Individual)
  • All-American
  • All-WCC First Team
  • USTFCCCA National Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic Invidivual
  • Won the individual title at the NCAA Championships, marking the third BYU men's runner to do so, while helping the Cougars to a seventh-place finish
  • Became the first runner to win the WCC individual title in consecutive years, leading BYU to its sixth consecutive league title
  • Was the first BYU runner to cross the finish line in every meet he raced in this season
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 29:26.1 1st NCAA Cross Country Championships
8K 22:54.4 1st WCC Championships
8K 22:50.4 1st  Silver State Collegiate Challenge
8K 23:31.4 2nd Oklahoma State Invitational

 

Senior Year 2021

  • Named USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's Athlete of the Week - Sept. 27, 2021 
  • Named USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's co-Athlete of the Week - Oct. 18, 2021
  • Named West Coast Conference Men's Runner of the Month for September 2021.
  • Set course record with 8K time of 22:47.0 to win the FSU XC Invite/Pre-Nationals at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida. 
  • 22:47.0 at Pre-Nationals a new 8K personal-best.
  • Named All-WCC Men's Cross Country First Team
  • Named All-Mountain Region
  • Named All-American
  • Clocked a personal-best 10k time of 28:33.1 at nationals
  • Set Apalachee Regional Park (Tallahassee, Florida) course record in 8k and 10k
  • Finished his BYU career with...
    • An undefeated senior season (six meet wins in six meets)
    • 13 career meet wins, nine consecutive to end his BYU career
    • Two individual national titles (2020, 2021) - the only BYU men's cross country athlete to ever do so and just the 11th man in the 83-year history of NCAA men's cross country to accomplish the feat.
    • A top-10 finish or better in 22 of 22 collegiate meets. 
    • Four-time All-American honors
    • Led BYU to top-10 finishes in each of his four seasons
Distance Time Finish Meet
7.5k 22:17.5 1st Autumn Classic
8k 23:53.9 1st Roy Griak Invitational
8k 22:47.0 1st FSU XC Invite/Pre-Nationals
8k 23:01.0 1st WCC Championships
10k 29:39.6 1st NCAA Mountain Regional
10k 28:33.1 1st NCAA National Championships

 

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • BYU men's cross country 2021 schedule

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  • Conner Mantz crosses finish line at 2021 WCC Championships

    Conner Mantz crosses finish line at 2021 WCC Championships

  • Conner Mantz at 2021 NCAA Mountain Regional

    Conner Mantz at 2021 NCAA Mountain Regional