Aubrey Frentheway
Last School
Cheyenne Central High School
Roster Years


  • Married to Jessco Nielsen
  • Parents are Marcus and Angela Frentheway 
  • Has four siblings (Ethan, Jacob, Jason and Annie)
  • Major: Math Education

Before BYU

  • Placed 25th in the 5000m championship race at the Nike Cross Nationals 2017
  • Two-time WHSAAA 4A state champion in the 1600m and 3200m (2018)
  • Broke the state record as a member of the 4X800m team
  • Two-time WHSAAA 4A state champion in the 1600m and 3200m (2018)
  • Was the Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year in Wyoming in 2018
  • Was the 3200m champion at the 2018 Indoor Simplot Games
  • A four-time all-state honoree in cross country
  • Also recruited by Utah State, Boise State, University of Wyoming and East Carolina University

Career Stats
Track & Field Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

2018: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
150 NCAA National Championships 21:26.1 6K
39  NCAA Mountain Region Championships 21:03.8 6K
8 WCC Championships 21:11.3 6K
50 Pre-Nationals Invitational 21:12.7 6K
44 Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational 17:43.6 5K
5 BYU Autumn Classic 17:51.0 5K
Sophmore Year 2019

2019: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
18 Bill Dellinger Invitational 20:24.5 6K
3 BYU Autumn Classic 188:00.6 5K
7 Big Wave Invitational 18:30.00 5K
Junior Year 2020-2021

  • Member of the Cougars' National Championship-winning team
  • Earned All-American honors after a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships
  • Named to All-WCC First Team
  • Named to the Academic All-WCC First Team
2020-2021: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
15 NCAA National Championships 20:34.9 6K
2 WCC Championships 20:04.4 6K
4 Silver State Collegiate Challenge 20:00.02 6K
3 OSU Invitational 21:00.01 6K
Senior Year 2021

  • Earned All-American honors after placing 38th at NCAA Nationals
  • Contributed to the Cougars's third-straight podium finish at NCAA Nationals
  • Named to the All-Region team after finishing seventh at the NCAA Mountain Regional
  • Named to the All-WCC First Team after a fourth-place finish at the WCC Championships
  • Competed in six meets during the 2021 season
Place Meet Time Distance
1 Autumn Classic 17:39.1 5K
4 FSU XC Open 20:36.8 6K
13 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational 20:22.2 6K
4 WCC Championships 20:08.9 6K
7 NCAA Mountain Regional 20:26.6 6K
38 NCAA XC Championships 19:55.7 6K
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • Six BYU women's XC athletes named to Preseason All-WCC team

    2021 WCC Preseason Team-WXC.jpg

  • WXC Aubrey Frentheway nears finish line and 2020-21 NCAA Championships

    WXC Aubrey Frentheway nears finish line and 2020-21 NCAA Championships