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Richard Reid Athlete Profile

Richard Reid

Richard Reid
Hall of Fame: 1989

  • 1989 Men's Track & Field


  • 1972 USTFCCCA Cross Country
  • 1973 USTFCCCA Cross Country
  • 1977 USTFCCCA 10,000 meters
  • 1978 USTFCCCA 5,000 meters
  • 1978 USTFCCCA 10,000 meters

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

Richard Parker Reid is one of those rare athletes who earned All-America recognition both before and after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Before serving his mission to Chile, the slender distance runner left his mark in track and cross-country, achieving All-America honors in both sports. Upon his return from South America, Richard picked up where he left off, garnering additional All-America honors in track and field and bringing his total to four All-America citations.

A two-time Western Athletic Conference cross-country champion (1971 and 1972), Richard led BYU to team titles those same years. As a sophomore, he was the WAC three-mile champion and was runner-up in the indoor two-mile run. He was also runner-up in the WAC 10,000 meter run as a senior and held the BYU record in that event with a time of 29:01.00.

Richard graduated magna cum laude in 1977 with a 3.83 GPA in accounting. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and was an NCAA post-graduate scholar. He graduated summa cum laude with his master's degree from BYU in 1978.