Nicolas Montanez
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Last School
Paradise Valley Community College
Roster Years


  • Parents are Francisco Hernandez and Kathy Montanez
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness
  • Enjoys hiking, ultimate frisbee, swimming and Super Smash Brothers on the Wii
  • Role model is high school coach Al Buhl

Before BYU

  • Ten-time high school state champion
  • Earned the John Paul II Award for Catholic services
  • Finished in 14th place at Junior College Cross Country nationals
  • Cross Country All-American and nominee for Gatorade Athlete of the Year
  • Inducted into his high school Hall of Fame

Career Stats

Men's Track and Field Athlete Profile

2016: Senior
Place Meet Time Distance
1 Autumn Classic 20:11.1 4 miles
4 Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational 23:53.8 8k
4 Steven Reeder Memorial Invitational 28:22.9 8.8k
9 Nuttycomb Wisconsin Invitational 24:02.8 8k
6 WCC Championships 24:40.8 8k
4 Mountain Regionsl Championships 30:59.50 10k
9 NCAA Championships 30:02.3 10k
2015: Junior
Place Meet Time Distance
5 Erik Anderson Invitational 24:30.0 8k
22 Washington Invitational 23:46.6 8k
3 2015 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 24:25.0 8k
2 West Coast Conference Champiionships 24:44.4 8k
146 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships 31:24.0 10k
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2015

  • Placed fifth overall at the Erik Anderson Invitational (8k) and finished in 24:30.0
  • Finished in 22nd place in the Washington Invitational (8k) with a time of 23:46.6
  • Took second place overall in the West Coast Conference Championships in the 8k with a time of 24:44.4
  • Qualified for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and finished in 146th place in the 10k with a time of 31:24.0
Senior Year 2016

  • Placed in fourth overall at the Mountain Region Championships with a time of 30:59.5
  • Took ninth overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 30:02.3
  • Was named an All-American for his senior year after his performance at the National Championship (Top 40)
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year