Chad Durham
Long Beach, 
Last School
Long Beach Poly High School
Roster Years
1998 | 2001-2004


  • Born July 1980 in Long Beach, California
  • Parents are Michael and Vicky Durham
  • Brother Bryan also runs cross country at BYU
  • Served in Idaho Boise Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Before BYU

  • Captain of his cross country team at Long Beach Poly HS
  • State division one cross country champion, leading his team to the state title
  • All-state and all-CIF
  • Placed second in CIF and 13th at Foot Locker Regionals
  • Led team to state team track title his senior year
  • Won CIF two mile and Master's two mile
  • Placed third in state in the two mile
  • Finished second at Junior Nationals in the 10K
  • Ran at World Junior Championships in France


2004: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
5 BYU Alumni Invitational 20:45.0 4 miles
15 Autumn Classic 20:49.3 4 miles
42 Notre Dame Invitational 24:35.0 8k
27 Pre-Nationals 24:34.0 8k
15 MWC Championships 25:43.0 8k
25 Mountain Region Championships 30:42.5 10k
82 NCAA Championships 32:43 10k
2003: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
5 BYU Alumni Invitational 20:40.6 4 miles
13 Autumn Classic 20:25.1 4 miles
48 Griak Invitational 25:10.00 8k
13 MWC Championships 25:33.00 8k
22 Mountain Region Championships 31:49.9 10k
101 NCAA Championships 31:05.1 10k
2002: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
11 Autumn Classic 20:36.4 4 miles
68 Griak Invitational 25:21.5 8k
32 Pre-Nationals 24:44 8k
21 MWC Championships 25:08.0 8k
16 Mountain Region Championships 30:34 10k
157 NCAA Championships 31:39.2 10k
2001: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
34 Pre-Nationals Open Race 26:20 8k
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2001

  • Placed 34th in the Pre-Nationals Open Race
Sophmore Year 2002

  • Finished 11th in the Autumn Classic
  • Fifth BYU finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational
  • Finished third on the team and 32nd overall at the Pre-Nationals
  • Ran at the MWC Championships
  • Placed 16th at the NCAA Mountain Regional 
  • Ran the NCAA Championships, finishing fourth on the team.
Junior Year 2003

  • Placed fifth at the BYU Alumni Invitational in
  • Finished 13th at the BYU Autumn Classic in 20:25.1
  • Ran in the Roy Griak 8K Invitational placing 48th
  • Ran at the MWC Championships placing and placed 13th
  • Was named MWC Second Team All-Conference
  • Placed 22nd in the NCAA Mountain Regionals
  • Earned NCAA All-Mountain Regional Honors
  • Competed in the NCAA National Championships, placed 101st 
Senior Year 2004

  • Placed 42nd overall at the Notre Dame Invitational
  • Finished 27th overall at Pre-Nationals
  • Placed 15th at the MWC Championships
  • Placed 25th at the NCAA Mt. Region Championships to earn Mt. Region honors 
  • Placed 82nd at the NCAA Championships 
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 1998

Medical Redshirt Year 1998