Casey Clinger
Distance
Ht
6'
0"
Class
Junior
Hometown
American Fork, 
Utah
Last School
American Fork High School
Roster Years
2020-2022


Personal

  • 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
  • Instagram: casey_clinger | LinkedIn: Casey Clinger

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

Stats

Indoor Personal Bests

Time

Event

Meet

13:28.79 (No. 2 all-time at BYU)

5000m

2021 UW Invite

7:58.31

3000m

2022 BYU Indoor II

 

Outdoor Personal Bests

Time

Event

Meet

3:38.16 (No. 5 all-time at BYU)

1500m

2021 Fresno State West Coast Relays

3:59.02

Mile

2021 BYU Robison Invitational

13:23.33 (No. 1 all-time at BYU)

5000m

2022 Bryan Clay Invitational

28:16.15 (No. 7 all-time at BYU)

10,000m

2022 Stanford Invitational

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2020

Sophmore Year 2021

Indoor (2021) 

  • Clocked the second-best men’s 5000m time in program history with a 13:28.79 to finish second at the UW Invite. 

Outdoor (2021) 

  • Finished 16thin the men’s 5000m at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 13:34.56. 
  • Recorded the fifth-best men’s 1500m time in program history with a personal best of 3:38.16 at the Fresno State West Coast Relays. 
  • Recorded the second-best men’s 5000m time in BYU history with a 13:24.90 to finish third at the Hayward Premiere. 
  • Claimed first in the men’s mile with a personal-best time of 3:59.02 at the BYU Robison Invitational.

Overall 

  • Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors 
  • Finished 12th in men’s 5000m final at U.S. Olympic Trials with a time of 13:50.20 
  • Met Olympic qualifying time in men’s 5000m at 13:24.90
Junior Year 2022

Indoor Season

  • Competed in two meets, finishing first with a personal-best 7:58.31 in the 3000m at the BYU Cougar Invitational II. 

Outdoor Season

  • Second Team All-American in both 5000m and 10,000m. 
  • Finished 10th at nationals in the men's 5000m at 13:33.20.
  • Finished 12th at nationals in the men's 10,000m at 28:22.99. 
  • Broke Conner Mantz's BYU men's outdoor 5000m school record with a time of 13:23.33 at the Bryan Clay Invitational on April 14. 
  • No. 7 all-time at BYU in the men's 10,000m at 28:16.15. 
  • Finished the season ranked No. 8 nationally in the men's 5000m at 13:23.33. 
  • Finished the season ranked No. 17 nationally in the men's 10,000m at 28:16.15. 
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • Doug Padilla, Lucas Bons, Casey Clinger - 2021 Robison Invitational

    Doug Padilla, Lucas Bons, Casey Clinger - 2021 Robison Invitational