Brandon Garnica
Last School
Springville High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Alfredo and Stacy Garnica
  • Has two younger brothers, his twin Caleb and Logan
  • His twin brother, Caleb, runs for USU's T&F and XC teams  
  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Can ride a unicycle and is a competitive Fortnite player on the PS4
  • Also recruited by Northern Arizona, Utah State and Southern Utah
  • Instagram: fast_brando 

Before BYU

  • Third-place finish helped lead Springville H.S. to win the 2017 UHSAA 5A Cross Country State Championship race
  • 20th-place finish at the 2017 Nike Cross Nationals
  • H.S. Personal Bests: 4:16.21 (1600m), 8:57.25 (3200m)

Career Stats

Men's Track & Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 29:58.5 28th NCAA Mountain Regional
7K 21:21.2 3rd Steven Reeder Memorial Invitational
5M 24:41.0 6th Joe Piane - Notre Dame Invitational
Sophmore Year 2019

  • Earned WCC All-Conference First Team honors after finishing 7th with a time of 23:52.4.
  • Competed on the 2019 Nation Championship winning team, finishing 42nd with a time of 31:23.3.
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 31:21.3 42nd NCAA Championships
8K 23:52.4 7th WCC Championships
8K 23:46.7 14th Pre-National Invitational
8K 23:57.0 16th Bill Dellinger Invitational
Junior Year 2020-2021

  • All-WCC First Team
  • Competed in all five meets of the 2020-21 season
  • Earned his second consecutive All-WCC First Team honors after taking fifth place overall (third Cougar to cross) while helping the BYU men's team claim its sixth consecutive WCC title
  • Scored for the Cougars at the Silver State Challenge (sixth overall, third BYU runner) and the Weber State Invitational (third overall, second BYU runner)
Distance Time Finish Meet
8K 23:25.8 5th WCC Championships
8K 23:11.5 6th Silver State Collegiate Challenge
8K 23:58.2 3rd Weber State Cross Country Invitational
8K 24:54.0 35th Oklahoma State Invitational


Senior Year 2021

  • Clocked a career-best 29:41.8 10k at nationals
  • Named All-WCC First Team
  • Named All-Mountain Region 
  • Following the 2021 season...
    • Has competed in 17 career meets for the Cougars
    • 10 top-10 finishes 
    • Two podium finishes 
Distance Time Finish Meet
7.5k 22:52.4 5th Autumn Classic
8k 24:39.1 7th Roy Griak Invitational
8k 23:24.0 19th FSU XC Invite/Pre-Nationals
8k 23:33.2 4th WCC Championships
10k 29:58.5 8th NCAA Mountain Regional
10k 29:41.8 54th NCAA National Championships
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year