At Utah Valley ... JUNIOR ~ (2013): (INDOOR) Placed eighth in the 3000m run at the Jackson's Open and Multis with a time of 9:19.21 ... took 19th in the 3000m (9:51.09) at the Bronco Classic ... (OUTDOOR) took fifth in the 3000m steeplechase at the Great West Conference Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:04.78 and placed eighth in the 10,000m with a time of 35:12.31 ... won the 3000m steeplechase at the USU Mark Faldmo Invite with a time of 10:56.73 ... posted personal bests in the 5000m (17:12.95), the 10,000m (35:12.31) and the 3000m steeplechase (10:04.78) on the year.
SOPHOMORE ~ (2012): (INDOOR) Placed 19th in the 3000m (10:25.93) at the Snake River Open.(OUTDOOR) Finished sixth in the 3000m steeplechase (11:37.17) at the Wildcat Open ... Placed sixth in the 5000m (17:18.48) at the Utah Spring Classic ... Finished third in the 3000m steeplechase (10:52.67) at the UNLV Track Classic.
FRESHMAN ~ (2011): (INDOOR) Was a redshirt. (OUTDOOR) Finished seventh in the 300m (10:26.12) at the UVU Open and ninth in the 5000m (17:47.22) at the UVU Collegiate.
Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Spanish Fork High School ... received the SFHS 2008 Cross Country Most Improved Award ... also ran track for the Dons.
Graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 2009 with a 3.976 GPA ... was an Honor Roll student as well as a member of the National Honor Society ... majoring in Engineering Graphics and Drafting Technology at UVU ... participated in marching band, concert band, and jazz band in high school ... enjoys soccer, fencing, falconry, frisbee, and hard work ... parents are Jared and Rachelle Orton.