Jared Ward
Last School
Davis High School
Roster Years


  • Born in Layton, Utah
  • Married Erica Christensen in October 2010, a former BYU track and field athlete
  • Parents are Lynn and Natalie
  • Majoring in statistics

Before BYU

  • Team won state in cross country and track senior year
  • Three time state champion in 2007 in the 1600m, 3200m and sprint medley
  • 22nd cross country national finish in 2006


2013: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
4 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 29:45 10k
36 NCAA Championships 30:43.6 10k
2012: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
1 BYU Autumn Classic 20:02.7 4 miles
2 Bill Dellinger Invitational 23:40.0 8k
8 Pre-Nationals 23:22.4 8k
1 WCC Championships 23:42 8k
3 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:06.3 10k
14 NCAA Championships 29:33.4 10k
2011: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
1 Utah State Invitational 20:47.7 4 miles
2 BYU Invitational 19:11.3 4 miles
4 Notre Dame Invitational 24:03.0 5 miles
17 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 23:49.0 8k
4 WCC Championships 24:03.0 8k
9 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:42.5 10k
58 NCAA National Championships 30:28.0 10k
2010: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
6 UC Riverside Invitational* 24:18.0 8k
28 Roy Griak Invitational 25:02.6 8k
42 Pre-Nationals 24:29.7 8k
3 MWC Championships 25:13.1 8k
15 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:19.1 10k
122 NCAA Championships 31:36.0 10k

* - Unattached

Men's Track Profile


  • Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2010

  • Took sixth place at the UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 24:18.0
  • Took 28th at the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 25:02.6
  • 42nd place at Pre-Nationals with a time of 24:29.7
  • Third place at MWC Championships in a time of 25:13.1
  • 15th place at the Mountain Regionals with a time of 30:19.1
  • 151st at the NCAA Championships in a time of 31:35.5
Sophmore Year 2011

  • First place finish at the Utah State Invitational with a four-mile time of 20:47.7
  • Second place finish at the BYU Invitational with a four-mile time of 19:11.3
  • Finished fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational with a five-mile time of 24:03.0
  • Competed at the NCAA National Chamiponships with a 10K time of 30:28.0
Junior Year 2012

  • Took first at the BYU Autumn Classic with a four-mile time of 20:02.7
  • Was the WCC Individual Champion and WCC Runner of the Year with an 8K time of 23:42 at the WCC Championships
  • Named All-Region with a third-place finish at the Mountain Region Championships with a 10K time of 30:06.3
  • Helped BYU to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA National Championships with a time 29:33.4 to earn All-America honors
  • Earned All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA
  • Named WCC Runner of the Month for October and November
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with Bronze Honors
Senior Year 2013

  • Took fourth place at Mountain Region Championships, his first race after having his final season of eligibility reinstated by the NCAA
  • Earned Division I USTFCCCA All-Region Honors for his finish at regionals
  • Placed 36th at the NCAA Championships for his second straight All-American finish
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year