Casey Clinger
American Fork, 
Last School
American Fork High School
Roster Years
2017 | 2019-2020-2023

BYU Highlights

  • Following the 2022 season, he has competed in 18 meets for the Cougars, finishing in the top-10 in 16 of 18 meets, including eight consecutive. Also finished in the top-5 in 11 of 18 meets, with seven podium finishes and two meet wins (2020-21 Weber State Invitational, 2022 WCC Championships)
  • Four-time All-American with NCAA Championship finishes of 24th (2017), 13th (2020-21), eighth (2021) and seventh (2022)
  • Four-time All-WCC First Team
  • Four-time top-3 finisher at WCC Championships, including the 2022 WCC individual title
  • 2022 WCC Runner of the Year
  • Two All-Mountain Region honors (2021, 2022)
  • NCAA D1 Men's Cross Country National Athlete of the Week (2020)
  • Two USTFCCCA All-Academic selections (2020, 2022)
  • WCC Freshman of the Year (2017)
  • See "Year" tab for further information


  • Parents are Steve & Tiffany Clinger
  • Wife, Morgan Bower, plays libero for BYU women's volleyball 
  • Major: Business Management
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sapporo, Japan (2019-20)
  • Instagram: casey_clinger | LinkedIn: Casey Clinger

Before BYU

  • Coached by Timo Mostert at American Fork High School
  • The 2016 Gatorade Cross Country National Athlete of the Year
  • Two-time Gatorade Utah Runner of the Year
  • A four-time Nike Cross Nationals qualifier and a two-time champion, first male athlete in NXN history to win back-to-back individual titles
  • An eight-time state champion in cross country, the 1600m and 3200m
  • As a senior in 2016, posted times of 15:28.4 to win the Nike Cross Nationals Final and 14:42.9 to win the 5A Utah state title – a course and meet record 
  • As a junior in 2015, won the Nike Cross Nationals Final with a time of 15:03.2, the 5A Utah state title with a time of 14:52.8 and the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional championships in 14:42
  • Closed his high school cross country career with 15-straight victories at three miles and 5K
  • In track, posted personal PRs of 1:52.92 in the 800m (ran at altitude), 4:02.90 in the mile and 8:44.70 in the 3200m
  • Also recruited by Oregon

Career Stats

Men's Track & Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

  • All-American
  • WCC Freshman of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • Finished first for the Cougars and 24th overall at the NCAA National Championships (29:46.32) and was named an All-American as a result
  • Helped BYU to its perfect score at the West Coast Conference Championships with his third-place finish (23:29.0)
  • Finished seventh at the Pre-Nationals Invitational (23:17.0)
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 29:46.4 24th NCAA Championships
8K 23:29.0 3rd WCC Championships
8K 23:17.0 7th Adidas Pre Nationals
8K 23:46.9 4th Dellinger Invitational
4M 19:24.4 5th BYU Autumn Classic


Sophmore Year 2021

  • Set new 10k career-best time of 28:55.7 at Nationals
  • Named All-WCC Men's Cross Country First Team 
  • Named All-Mountain Region  
  • Named All-American with 8th-place finish in national title meet. 
    • Three-time All-American (2017, 2020, 2021)
  • Following the 2021 season, has... 
    • competed in 15 meets for the Cougars
    • finished in top-10 in 13 of 15 meets, including five consecutive
    • finished in the top-5 in 10 of 15 meets
    • Six podium finishes
    • One meet win (Weber State Invitational 2020-21)
Distance Time Finish Meet
8k 24:27.8 4th Roy Griak Invitational
8k 23:06.0 8th FSU XC Invite/Pre-Nationals
8k 23:27.5 3rd WCC Championships
10k 29:42.9 3rd NCAA Mountain Regional
10k 28:55.7 8th NCAA National Championships
Junior Year 2022

  • Earned his fourth career All-American honors at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 19, finishing seventh overall with a 28:58.4 time
  • Named All-Mountain Region
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • WCC Men's Cross Country Individual Champion
  • 2022 WCC Runner of the Year
  • Named All-WCC First Team
  • WCC Men's Runner of the Week following his performance at the Cowboy Jamboree on Sept. 24. His 23:30.0 finish helped the Cougars to a first-place team finish.
Distance Time Finish Meet
8k 23:30.0 7th Cowboy Jamboree
8k 21:59.4 1st WCC Championships
10k 28:08.4 6th NCAA Mountain Regional
10k 28:58.4 7th NCAA Championships


Senior Year 2023







Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year


  • All-American
  • All-WCC First Team
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual
  • Competed and scored in all five meets for the BYU men's team
  • Finished 13th overall at the NCAA Championships to earn the second All-America honors of his career and help BYU to a seventh-place finish (second BYU runner to cross)
  • Took third place at the WCC Championships (second BYU runner) to earn his spot on the All-WCC First Team for the second time while helping the Cougars claim their sixth consecutive conference title
  • Won the Weber State Invitational
  • Was the second Cougar to cross at the OSU Invitational (3rd overall) and Silver State XC Challenge (4th overall)
Distance Time Finish Meet
10K 30:19.8 13th NCAA Championships
8K 23:05.9 3rd WCC Championships
8K 23:05.5 4th Silver State Collegiate Challenge
8K 23:50.9 1st Weber State Cross Country Invitational
8K 23:38.7 3rd Oklahoma State Invitational
  • Casey Clinger runs at WCC championships

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  • Casey Clinger wins WCC Runner of the Week