Brandon Garnica
Distance
Ht
5'
6"
Class
Junior
Hometown
Springville, 
Utah
Last School
Springville High School
Roster Years
2019-2022


Personal

  • 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
  • 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)

Stats

Indoor Personal Bests

Time

Event

Meet

7:55.04

3000m

2022 UW Invitational

13:29.16 (No. 3 all-time at BYU)

5000m

2021 UW Invite

4:17.81

Mile

2022 MPSF Championship

 

Outdoor Personal Bests

Time

Event

Meet

4:06.67

Mile

2021 BYU Robison Invitational

13:26.62 (No. 4 all-time at BYU)

5000m

2021 Hayward Premiere

28:19.60 (No. 9 all-time at BYU)

10,000m

2022 Stanford Invitational

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • 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

Indoor

  • 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 2022

Indoor Season

  • Combined with Kenneth Rooks, Cortez Ruiz and Joey Nokes to win the 2022 MPSF Men's Distance Medley Relay Championship with a time of 9:48.28.
  • Finished the season ranked No. 23 nationally in the men's 5000m with a time of 13:33.65. 
  • Competed in six meets, finishing first in the 3000m at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational. 

Outdoor Season

  • Second Team All-American in the men's 10,000m, finishing 11th at nationals with a time of 28:21.81. 
  • Finished the season ranked No. 19, in the men's 10,000m at 28:19.60. 
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt 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.