Phillip Bettis
Pole Vault Decathlon 0
Roster Years


  • Born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Parents are David and Angela
  • Served in the Illinois Chicago North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Enjoys the outdoors, longboarding, wakeboarding and spending time with his nieces, nephews and family
  • Majoring in exercise science

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Nampa High
  • Lettered in track, football and basketball
  • Earned All-American honors in the decathlon



  • MWC Champion (Heptathlon 2009, Heptathlon 2010)
  • MWC All-Conference (Heptathlon 2009, 2010, 60m hurdles 2010)
  • MWC Championship Team (2009, 2010) Academic All-MWC Team (2010)


  • MWC Championship Team (2009, 2010)


Best Times: 110 meter hurdles - 14.39, decathlon - 6658, PV - 15-07.00
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year 2009


  • Won the heptathlon at the MWC Championships with a score of 5,392 points, the third-best score in MWC Championship history
  • Took first in the high jump and pole vault, second in the long jump and 60m hurdles, third in the 1000m, and fourth in the 60m dash and shot put
  • Also finished fifth in the 60m hurdles and sixth in the high jump in individual competition at the MWC meet
  • Finished second at the BYU Invite heptathlon with a score of 5,223
  • Took first place in the pole vault at the UNM Cherry & Silver Invitational with a jump of 15'3"


  • Took third in the javelin and sixth in the high jump at the Collegiate Tri-Meet, including a season-high throw of 53.57 meters in the javelin
  • Finished sixth in the same two events at the U of U Twilight Meet
Junior Year 2010


  • Won the heptathlon at the MWC Championships with a score of 5,489, took first in the high jump, shot put and 60mH, placed second in the 60m, pole vault and long jump, placed seventh in the 1000m
  • Also took third place in the individual 60mH at the MWC Championships with a time of 8.25
  • Took fourth in the heptathlon at the UW Invitational


  • Finished fourth at the MWC Championships in the decathlon with a score of 6496, finished first in the pole vault, second in the shot put, third in the 110mH, javelin, long jump and high jump, fourth in discus, seventh in the 100m and eighth in the 1500m and 400m
  • Took second in the long jump and javelin at the BYU Invitational
  • Placed third in the javelin at the Spring Break Classic
Senior Year 2011


  • Finished in second place at the Jackson Invitational in the heptathlon with 5418 points, winning the pole vault event with a mark of 4.75m and finished second in the high jump (2.05m) and second in the shot put (12.60m)
  • Took third at the New Balance Invite in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.33


  • Won the decathlon with a career-high 7315 points at the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Finished in sixth place in the decathlon at the MWC Championships with 6297 points despite suffering from an injury
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year