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Clayton Young Athletic Profile

Clayton Young

Position: Distance Height: 6-0 Weight: 140 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2015-2017 Hometown: American Fork, UT Mission: Raleigh, NC Last School: American Fork High School


  • Parents are Kyle and Kelly
  • Has six siblings
  • Served an LDS mission in Raleigh, North Carolina, Spanish-speaking
  • Married Ashley Bybee
  • Enjoys motorcycling, skiing, water skiing and quartet singing
  • Got started in running after joining a mileage club in elementary school
  • Favorite quote from Coach Eyestone is to "hunker down."
  • Chose BYU for its running and mechanical engineering programs and the positive atmosphere 
  • Also recruited by Colorado and Weber State

Before BYU

  • Member of three Utah state championship cross country teams
  • Three-time Nike Cross Southwest nationals qualifier and championship team members
  • Two-time Utah Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Three-time all-state in cross country
  • Ten-time all-state in track
  • Academic all-region and all-state
  • Had a 4.0 GPA in high school
  • High school coach is Timo Mostert


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
3:44.13* 1500 meters 2017 BYU Robison Invitational
7:49.76 3000 meters 2017 UW Invitational
13:45.25 5000 meters 2017 Iowa State Classic
28:45.36 10,000 meters 2017 Standford Invitational

*altitude converted

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

2016 | Freshman Year


  • Took second place at the Trojan Invitational in the 3000m and finished with a time of 8:17.27
  • At the Stanford Invitational, placed 26th overall in the 10,000m with a time of 29:34.00
  • Placed seventh overall at the Oxy Invitational in the 5000m with a 14:04.16 time
  • Competed in the NCAA Division 1 West Preliminaries and took 33rd overall with a time of 30:45.53

2017 | Sophomore Year


  • Placed fourth at the UW Invitational in the 3000 meters and set a new personal record of 7:49.76, claiming the fourth place on BYU's all-time list
  • At the Iowa State Classic, took fourth in the 500 meters and set a new personal best of 13:45.25
  • Was part of the DMR squad that took fourth place at the MSPF Indoor Championships with a total time of 9:50.53
  • Qualified for and participated in the NCAA Indoor Championships and took 9th place overall in the 3000 meters with a 8:02.11 time


  • At the Stanford Invitational, ran the second-fast time in the country in the 10,000 meters with a time of 28:45.36
  • Ran a personal best in the mile at the Robison Invitational with a 4:06.91 time
  • Competed in the NCAA championships where he placed 17th in the 10,000 meters and 10th in the 5,000 meters