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 2022


    Senior Year

    Graduate Year

    Redshirt Year

    Medical Redshirt Year


    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.