Tylor Thatcher
Last School
Central Valley High School
Roster Years
2007 | 2011-2013


  • Born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Parents are Kevin Thatcher and Denise Thatcher
  • Majoring in chemical engineering
  • Dad ran for BYU in the mid-80s 

Before BYU

  • Also prepped at East Valley HS
  • Was third in the Washington/Oregon Border Clash
  • Ran 9:19 in 3200m and 4:25 in 1600m
  • Ran 19:54 in a 4-mile Cherry Pickers Trott
  • Recruited by Portland and Washington


2013: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
2 Utah Open 19:02.4 6k
1 Autumn Classic 19:54.1 4 miles
1 Griak Invitational 24:46 8k
22 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 24:41 8k
6 WCC Championships 23:30 8k
18 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 29:57 10k
21 NCAA Championships 30:29.2 10k
2012: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
9 BYU Autumn Classic 20:25.0 4 miles
5 Bill Dellinger Invitational 23:54.0 8k
20 Pre-Nationals 23:48.0 8k
4 WCC Championships 23:48 8k
9 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:17.3 10k
34 NCAA Championships 29:57.9 10k
2011: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
8 Utah State Invitational 21:10.3 4 miles
8 BYU Invitational 19:51.5 4 miles
52 Notre Dame Invitational 24:56.0 5 miles
111 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 24:53.0 8k
8 WCC Championships 24:22.0 8k
84 NCAA National Championships 30:42 10k
2007: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
19 BYU Autumn Classic* 20:32.3 4 miles
29 Dave Murray Invitational 19:29.3 6k

* - Unattached

Men's Track Profile


  • Asuncion
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2007

  • Ran unattached at the BYU Autumn Classic, placing 19th with a 4-mile time of 20:32.3
  • Ran at the Dave Murray Invitational, finishing in 29th place with a 6k time of 19:29.3
Sophmore Year 2011

  • Finished 8th in the Utah State Invitational with a four-mile time of 21:10.3
  • Finished 8th in the BYU Invitational with a four-mile time of 19:51.5
  • Competed in the Notre Dame Invitational with a five-mile time of 24:56.0
  • Finished 8th in the WCC Championships with an 8K time of 24:22.0 to earn All-WCC First Team honors
  • Competed in the NCAA National Championships with a 10K time of 30:42.0.
Junior Year 2012

  • Helped BYU to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA National Championships with a time 29:58 to earn All-America honors
  • Named All-WCC First Team for finishing fourth at the WCC Championships with an 8K time of 23:48.0
  • Earned All-Mountain Region honors for finishing ninth at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a 10K time of 30:17.3
  • Named Academic All-MWC honorble mention
  • Named USTFCCCA All-Academic
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with Bronze Honors
Senior Year 2013

  • Finished first at the Autumn Classic for first collegiate win
  • Won Griak Invitational to lead the Cougars to victory
  • Took 22nd overall and second for BYU to help lead the Cougars to second place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational
  • Placed sixth overall and third for the Cougars at the WCC Championships, earning All-WCC First Team honors
  • Placed 18th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships to earn Divsion I USTFCCCA All-Region Honors
  • Took 21st at the NCAA Championships for his second consecutive All-American finish
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic
  • WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year