Alena Ellsworth
Mid Distance
Last School
Highland High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Sean and Michele Ellsworth
  • Has four siblings (Michael, Brenden, Lauren and Alisha); her sister Lauren also runs for BYU
  • Pre-nursing major
  • Enjoys playing the piano and other sports
  • Also recruited by Washington State and the University of Utah


Collegiate Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
55.52 400m 2019 Oxy Invitational
2:05.85 800m 2020 Husky Classic

Career Stats

Cross Country Profile 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018


  • Ninth-place finish in the 800m at the Cougar Invitational with a season-best 2:21.80, also ran on the 4X400 relay team that placed second (3:57.61)
  • Placed seventh in the 800m at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge (2:21.83) and competed on the 4X400 relay team (3:57.00)
  • Clocked a season-record 57.35 in the 400m at the Bronco Challenge and contributed to a 4:02.49 in the 4X400m  


  • Placed ninth in the 4X400 (3:55.10) and 19th in the 800m at the USC Trojan Invitational 
  • Ran a career-best 2:09.75 in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational 
  • Competed at the BYU Cougar Invitational in the 800m prelims and finished in 15th (2:22.18)
Sophmore Year 2019


  • Competed at the MPSF Indoor Championships where she finished eighth in the 800m with a career-best time of 2:08.73 
  • Took third in the distance medley relay at the UW Invitational
  • Competed in four meets during the 2019 indoor season


  • Earned a career best in the 400m with a time of 55.52 at the Oxy Invitational
  • Placed third in the 4x400m (3:46.98) at the Willie Williams Classic
  • Competed in six meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Junior Year 2020


  • Named a USTFCCCA All-American in the DMR
  • Competed on the NCAA-leading distance medley relay team to set a school and facility record (10:53.95) at the UW Invitational
  • Took fourth in the 800m with a personal-best time of 2:05.85 at the Husky Classic and moved up to No. 9 on the school record board
  • Earned the No. 10 spot on the BYU top-10 board after running a time of 55.59 in the 400m at the MPSF Championships
  • Competed in four meets during the 2020 indoor season
Senior Year 2021

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • 4x400m record holders -2021 Robison Invitational

    4x400m record holders -2021 Robison Invitational