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 NAU, Utah State and SUU

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)


Indoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
8:06.68 3000m 2020 UW Invitational
13:29.16 5000m 2021 UW Invite


Outdoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
4:06.67 Mile 2021 BYU Robison Invitational
13:26.62 5000m 2021 Hayward Premiere
28:48.46 10,000m 2021 Fresno State West Coast Relays

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019


  • Ran a personal record of 8:15.37 in the 3000m at the UW Invite
  • Competed in two meets during the 2019 indoor season


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Raced in the 5000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds and placed 42nd (14:37.24)
  • Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims with a career-best 14:05.97 in the 5000m at the Oxy Invitational
  • Recorded a personal best in the mile at the Robison Invitational with a time of 4:13.91
  • Competed in five meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Sophmore Year 2020


  • MPSF individual champion in the 5000m
  • Ran a personal-best time of 13:45.69 in the 5000m at the 2020 Husky Classic to land at No. 10 all-time at BYU
  • Earned a personal-best time in the 3000m with a time of 8:06.68
  • Competed in four meets during the 2020 indoor season 
Junior Year 2021

Indoor (2021)

  • Clocked the third-best men’s 5000m time in program history with a personal-best 13:29.16 to finish third at the UW Invite. 

Outdoor (2021)

  • Clocked the fourth-best men’s 5000m time in BYU history with a 13:26.62 at the Hayward Premiere. 
  • Recorded a personal-best men’s mile time of 4:06.67 at the BYU Robison Invitational. 
  • Finished third in the men’s 10,000m with a personal-best time of 28:48.46 at the Fresno State West Coast Relays. 
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year