Elijah Armstrong
Last School
Boise State
Roster Years

Before BYU

  • Competed his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons at Boise State
  • As a junior in 2019 earned All-Mountain West Second Team (13th place) and All-West Region (19th place) honors
  • Competed at the 2019 NCAA Championships and finished third among Boise State runners
  • As a sophomore in 2018 earned All-Mountain West Second Team (12th place) and All-West Region (19th place) honors
  • Competed at the 2018 NCAA Championships and finished fourth among Boise State runners
  • As a freshman, was Boise State's top finisher at the 2015 NCAA Championships, finishing 70th with a 10k time of 30:43.9, the fifth-fastest freshman in the field
  • Named the 2015 Mountain West Freshman of the Year and All-Mountain West First Team recognition
  • In track is a two-time Mountain West Champion (2016 Outdoor 10,000m, 2019 Outdoor 5,000m)
  • Qualified for the 2019 NCAA West Preliminary in the 5,000m
  • Owns personal best times of 8:09.37 in the 3,000m and 13:58.25 in the 5,000m


  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Major: Communications


Indoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
13:59.08 5000m 2021 UW Invite
4:14.13 Mile 2016 Ed Jacoby Invite and Multi*
8:09.37 3000m 2016 UW Invite*

 *While competing for Boise State

Personal Bests | Outdoor

Outdoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
4:03.95 Mile 2021 BYU Cougar Invitational
3:50.55 1500m 2021 NCAA West Preliminary
13:53.37 5000m 2021 Hayward Premiere
29:17.37 10,000m 2021 Fresno State West Coast Relays

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2021

Indoor (2021)

  • Recorded a personal best in the men’s 5000m with a time of 13:59.08 at the UW Invite.

Outdoor (2021)

  • Took first in the men’s mile with a personal best of 4:03.95 at the BYU Cougar Invitational.
  • Set a personal best in the men’s 1500m with a 3:50.55 at the NCAA West Preliminary.
  • Recorded a personal best in the men’s outdoor 5000m with a 13:53.37 at the Hayward Premiere.
  • Recorded a personal best 29:17.37 to finish fifth in the men’s 10,000m at the Fresno State West Coast Relays.


  • Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. 
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year