Clayton Young
American Fork, 
Last School
American Fork High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Kyle and Kelly
  • Has five sibllings (Kendy, Eva, Austin, Autumn and Ty)
  • Served an LDS mission in Raleigh, North Carolina, Spanish-speaking
  • Married to Ashley Bybee
  • Enjoys motorcycling, skiing, water skiing and quartet singing
  • Pre-race ritual is to sleep
  • Got started in running after joining a mileage club in elementary school
  • Favorite quote from Coach Eyestone is to "hunker down."
  • Chose BYU for its running and mechanical engineering programs and the positive atmosphere 
  • Also recruited by Colorado and Weber State

Before BYU

  • Member of three Utah state championship cross country teams
  • Three-time Nike Cross Southwest nationals qualifier and championship team members
  • Two-time Utah Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Three-time all-state in cross country
  • Ten-time all-state in track
  • Academic all-region and all-state
  • Had a 4.0 GPA in high school
  • High school coach is Timo Mostert


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
7:49.76 3000m 2017 UW Invitational
13:31.79 5000m 2019 Payton Jordan Invitational
28:18.50 10,000m 2019 Stanford Invitational
4:00.77 Mile 2019 MPSF Championships
3:44.13* 1500m 2017 Robison Invitational

*altitude converted

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile


  • Raleigh , North Carolina
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Took second place at the Trojan Invitational in the 3000m and finished with a time of 8:17.27
  • At the Stanford Invitational, placed 26th overall in the 10,000m with a time of 29:34.00
  • Placed seventh overall at the Oxy Invitational in the 5000m with a 14:04.16 time
  • Competed in the NCAA Division 1 West Preliminaries and took 33rd overall with a time of 30:45.53
Sophmore Year 2017


  • Earned All-America Second Team honors by taking 9th in the 3,000m (8:02.11) at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
  • Placed fourth at the UW Invitational in the 3000 meters and set a new personal record of 7:49.76, claiming the fourth place on BYU's all-time list
  • At the Iowa State Classic, took fourth in the 500 meters and set a new personal best of 13:45.25
  • Was part of the DMR squad that took fourth place at the MSPF Indoor Championships with a total time of 9:50.53


  • Earned All-America Second Team honors by taking 10th in the 5,000m (14:38.45) at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Earned All-America honorable mention by taking 17th in the 10,000m (29:39.80) at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • At the Stanford Invitational, ran the second-fast time in the country in the 10,000 meters with a time of 28:45.36
  • Ran a personal best in the mile at the Robison Invitational with a 4:06.91 time
Junior Year 2018


  • Finished 20th overall in the 3000m at the MPSF Indoor Championships (8:09.24)


  • Received second-team All-America honors after taking 12th in the 5000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (14:02.17) while also receiving honorable mention All-America honors in the 10,000m after finishing 23rd (31:37.54)
  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Competed in the 5000m and 10,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round finishing eighth (13:51.19) and ninth (29:16.08), respectively, advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • Ran the No. 5 time in school history with a career-best 28:27.48 in the 10,000m to take fourth at the Stanford Invitational
  • Set a personal record in the 5000m with a time of 13:37.60 at the Payton Jordan Invitational and moved up to No. 7 all-time at BYU in the outdoor 5000m (18th place)
Senior Year 2019


  • Received All-America First Team honors in the 5000m (3rd - 13:45.35) and 3000m (6th - 7:55.86) at the NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Broke the school record in the indoor 5000m with a time of 13:34.46 at the Iowa State Classic
  • Ran the seventh-fastest mile in school history (4:00.77) to take fourth place at the MPSF Indoor Championships
  • Competed in five meets during the 2019 indoor season


  • National Champion in the 10,000m with a time of 29:16.60 - also received All-America First Team honors
  • After winning the National Title in the 10,000m, took sixth in the 5000m (14:09.00) to be named a first-team All-American in that event as well
  • Named the USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Named the Male Athlete of the Year at the Y Awards
  • Finished eighth in the 10,000m (29:00.77) and 10th in the 5000m (14:07.98) at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds to advance to Nationals
  • Ran the No. 3 outdoor 5000m time in BYU history (13:31.79) at the Payton Jordan Invitational
  • Earned a personal record and the seventh-fastest 10,000m time in school history at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 2818.50
  • Competed in five meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2015

Medical Redshirt Year 2015