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Rory Linkletter Athlete Profile

Rory Linkletter

Position: Distance Height: 5-11 Weight: 140 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2015-2017 Hometown: Herriman, UT Last School: Herriman High School


  • Born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Parents are Jason Linkletter and Tara Thompson
  • Has five siblings
  • Enjoys watching sports
  • Also recruited by Portland, Northern Arizona and Ole Miss

Before BYU

  • 5A runner-up in 1600m
  • First finisher on Utah's fastest high school cross country team at state in 2012
  • All-state twice in cross country and four times in track in high school
  • High school coach is James Barnes
  • Started cross country in ninth grade after a friend dragged him to a summer workout


Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
4:05.38 Mile 2016 Iowa State Classic
7:58.81 3000 meters 2017 UW Invitational
13:49.00 5000 meters 2017 Iowa State Classic
8:57.02 3000-meter steeplechase 2016 Trojan Invitational
28:58.74 10,000 meters 2017 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile 

2016 | Freshman Year


  • Placed first at the Texas A&M Invitational in the 3000 meters, with a time of 8:11.35
  • Logged a new personal record in the 3000m at the UW Invitational with a 8:07.27 mark
  • Set a personal record in the mile at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 4:05.38
  • Took second place and set a personal record at the MPSF Championships in the 5,000m with a time of 13:52.74; it is the seventh-best time in BYU indoor history


  • Took third place at the Trojan Invitational and set a new personal record with a time of 8:57.02 in the 3000S
  • Placed third in the 5000m at the 2016 Oxy Invitational with a 13:59.60 time
  • Qualified for the NCAA Track and Field National Championships and placed 12th overall at the West preliminaries by finishing the 5000m in 14:16.05
  • Took 19th place overall at the NCAA Championships in the 5000m with a time of 14:06.62

2017 | Sophomore Year


  • Set a new personal record in the 3000 meters at the UW Invitational with a time of 7:58.81, finishing in eighth place overall 
  • Set a personal best in the 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic, claiming seventh place and recording a time of 13:49.00, good enough for sixth place all-time at BYU
  • At MPSF Championships, took second overall in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:59.49 
  • Particpated in the NCAA Indoor Championships and took 11th overall in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:57.62


  • In his first race of the season, finished the 10,000 meters with a time of 28:58.74 at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Qualified for the NCAA championships where he placed 2nd overall in the 10,000 meters with a time of 29:02.96