Kristi Rush Track and Field Athlete Profile | BYU Cougar Club

Kristi Rush Track and Field Athlete Profile

Kristi Rush

Positions: Steeplechase, Distance Height: 5-8 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Gilbert, AZ Last School: Highland High School


  • Parents are Michelle and David
  • Married to Mitchell Briggs
  • Major: Nursing
  • Sister ran cross country at University of the Pacific 
  • Enjoys running, reading, spending time with family and friends

Before BYU

  • Placed second in state in cross country in 2012
  • 2x 4x800-meter state champion
  • Also participated in track & field


Collegiate Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
2:14.37 800m  2014 36th SDSU Aztec Invitational 
4:22.16  1500m  2016 Oxy Invitational 
4:44.76 Mile  2017 UW Invitational
9:21.29  3000m 2016 Iowa State Classic 
10:24.41  3000m Steeplechase  2016 NCAA DI West Preliminary Round

Career Stats

2014 | Freshman Year


  • Finished mile in 4:59.04 placing 5th at UW Invitational


  • Placed 5th in 800m with time of 2:14.37 at 36th SDSU Aztec Invitational. Also placed 5th in 1500m with time of 4:34.23
  • Ran 1500m in 4:36.42 and finished 5th at Rafer/JJK Collegiate Invitational
  • At Virginia Challenge, ran season-best 4:30.77 in 1500m

2015 | Sophomore Year


  • Finished 5th in mile in 4:43.43 at 2015 UVU Collegiate Invitational
  • Ran season-best 4:31.60 in 1500m at Mt. SAC Relays
  • Concluded season with 3rd-place finish in mile with time of 5:05.33

2016 | Junior Year


  • Second in the 800m at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Placed 6th in the mile at the Texas A&M Team Invitational 
  • Took 17th in the mile at the UW Invitational 
  • Finished 5th in the 3000k at the Iowa State Classic 
  • Third place on the DMR at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships 
  • 12th place in the 3000k at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships