Freshman Ryle Williams not only won the high jump but also set a new school record in the event on Thursday.
At Utah Valley ... SENIOR ~ (2014): Named to both the winter and spring Academic All-WAC teams ... (INDOOR) named First Team All-WAC after placing third in the 5000m run at the WAC Indoor Championships with a time of 15:15.52 ... also placed fourth in the 5000 (15:29.12) at the Mountain States Games and fourth in the 3000 at both the Snake River Collegiate (9:06.67) and the Boise State Challenge (8:46.30) ... (OUTDOOR) took seventh in the 10,000m run at the WAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 34:48.40 ... also placed seventh in the 1500m run (4:04.91) at the UNLV Classic and ninth in the same event at the event at the UVU Collegiate with a time of 4:06.06.
JUNIOR ~ (2013): Named to the Great West Conference All-Academic Team ... (INDOOR) Placed third in both the 3000m and 5000m at the GWC Indoor Championships with respective times of 8:47.05 and 15:06.80 ... took second in the 5000m run at the Jackson's Open and Multis with a time of 15:19.68 ... (OUTDOOR) placed third in both the 5000m (15:26.53) and 10,000m (33:17.38) at the GWC Outdoor Championships ... placed fourth in the 5000m run at the SDSU Aztec Invitational with a time of 14:56.41 ... posted personal bests in the 800m (2:02.73), 5000m (14:35.39) and 10,000m (33:17.38) on the season.
SOPHOMORE ~ (2012): Finished fourth (15:21.19) in the 5000m at the Great West Conference Championships ... Placed third in the 3000m (8:57.04) at the UVU/SUU Dual ... Placed second in the 5000m (8:57.91) at the UVU/USU Dual ... Placed fourth in the 5000m (15:47.78) at the UVU Collegiate ... Finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 5000m (14:44.98) and 1500m (3:57.78) at SDSU Aztec Invitational ... Placed third in the 1500m (4:01.34) at the UNLV Track Classic. (INDOOR) Place fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 5000m (15:00.29) abd 3000m (8:41.19) at the Great West Conference Championships ... Won the 5000m (15:11.07) at the Boise State Team Challenge
REDSHIRT ~ (2011): Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
FRESHMAN ~ (2008): Competed his freshman season in 2008.
Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Riverton High School ... finished eighth in state in cross country ... finished fifth in state in the 1600 meters and second in region in the 3200 meter ... was an All-State selection in cross country ... set the school record in the 1600 meters.
Graduated from Riverton High School with a 3.9 GPA ... was in the top-10 percent of his high school graduating class ... an honor roll student ... plans to major in nursing at Utah Valley ... enjoys crocheting and reading ... also recruited by Utah State and Redlands University ... parents are Harman and Paula Butterfield ... served an LDS Church mission to Peru.