Derek Sorensen
Last School
Richfield High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Dave and Mindy 
  • Married to Karen Sorensen
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • His brother, Tyler, ran as a sprinter on the BYU track team
  • His father ran track and played football at Weber State and played tennis at Snow College
  • Major: Psychology
  • Enjoys playing football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, swimming and hiking
  • Is trilingual
  • Was also recruited by SUU, UVU and Weber State

Before BYU

  • Was named 2A Track and Field MVP in 2013
  • State champion in 100, 200 and 400 meters at Richfield High School


Personal Bests
Mark/Time Event Meet
10.44 100 meters 2018 BYU Last Chance Meet
20.97 200 meters 2018 USC Trojan Invitational
6.83 60 meters 2018 Air Force Team Challenge
35.24 300 meters 2017 BYU December Invite

Career Stats


  • Papeete, Tahiti
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017


  • At the BYU Cougar Invitational, set personal bests in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 10.52 and 21.11, respectively
Sophmore Year 2018


  • Took second in the 60m dash final with a time of 6.86 at the BYU December Invite
  • Set a personal record in the 60m with a time of 6.83 in the preliminary rounds at the Air Force Team Challenge before taking fourth place in the 60m final as well as took first in the 200m (21.77)
  • Finished seventh in the 200m (21.91) and 10th in the 60m (6.89) at the Columbia Challenge
  • Took third in the 200m (21.65) and fourth in the 60m final (6.87) at the Boise State Challenge
  • Won the 200m with a time of 21.53 at the MPSF Indoor Championships while also finishing 13th overall in the 60m (6.95)


  • Competed in both the 100m and 200m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round finishing 22nd overall in the 200m (21.20) and 35th overall in the 100m (10.50/wind)
  • Clocked a career-best 20.97 in the 200m to take second place at the USC Trojan Invitational and won the 100m dast (10.46)
  • Finished 19th in the 100m at the Texas Relays (10.42/wind)
  • Took second in the 200m (21.07/wind) and competed on the 4x100m relay team that took first (40.70) at the Pepsi Invitational
  • Placed fourth in the 100m final (10.60/wind) and second in the 4x100m (40.17) at the Robison Invitational
  • Ran a personal-best 10.44 to win the 100m dash preliminary round before taking second place in the final (10.61) at the Robison Invitational
Junior Year 2019


  • Took seventh place in the 200m at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 21.37
  • Competed in three meets during the 2019 indoor season


  • Competed on the BYU 4x100m relay team that took 19th at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds (41.12) while also finishing 30th overall in the 200m with a time of 21.07
  • Clocked 10.50 in the 100m at the Aggie Invitational for a season best
  • Ran a season-best time 21.03(w/2.3) in the 200m at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Competed in 11 meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Senior Year 2020


  • Scored for the Cougars at the 2020 MPSF Indoor Championships in the 200m with a time of 21.82 to take eighth
  • Competed in five meets during the 2020 indoor season
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2016

Medical Redshirt Year 2016