Casey Clinger
American Fork, 
Last School
American Fork High School
Roster Years


  • 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

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


Indoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
13:28.79 5000m 2021 UW Invite


Outdoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
3:38.16 1500m 2021 Fresno State West Coast Relays
3:59.02 Mile 2021 BYU Robison Invitational
13:24.90 5000m 2021 Hayward Premiere

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.


  • 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

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