Taylor Farnsworth
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Senior Graduate
Last School
Highland High School
Roster Years


  • Born Escondido, Calif.
  • Parents Tracy and Michelle
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Served mission in Curitiba, Brazil

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Highland High
  • Graduated with high honors
  • Also attended Buchanan High in Clovis, Calif.
  • Lettered four times in cross country and track
  • Idaho State champion in cross country and won the 1600m and 3200m at state
  • Placed 13th in the nation at the Footlocker Cross Country National Championships
  • Personal records are: 1600- 4:17, 3200- 9:09, and cross country 5k- 15:16


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue Place
3:52.36 1500 meters 2012 USC Trojan Invitational 12
4:08.7 Mile 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational 6
8:09:85 3000 meters 2012 UW Husky Classic 28
14:21.36 5000 meters 2012 54th Annual Mt. SAC Relays 12
29:33.65 10,000 meters 2013 55th Annual Mt. SAC Relays 1

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2011


  • Placed second in the mile at the Snake River Open in 4:16.95'


  • Took first at the USC BYU CSUN in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:33.49
  • Finished in third in the 5000 meters (14:59.52) at the BYU Twlight Meet
  • Took fourth in the 5000 meters in 15:02.59 at the BYU Robison Invitational
Sophmore Year 2012


  • Finished first in the mile at the Blue & Orange Opener in 4:12.12
  • Took first at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational in the 3000 meters (8:32.96)
  • Placed sixth in the mile at (4:08.7) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational


  • Took fifth at the 2012 West Coast Invitational in the 5000 meters (14:26.19)
  • Finished in second at in the 1500 meters at the Weber State Twlight Open with a time of 3:55.78
  • Placed sixth in the mile (4:11.16) at the BYU Robison Invitational
Junior Year 2013


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Took 14th place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the MPSF Championships
  • Took 10th place in the college division of the mile at the Armory Collegiate Invitational


  • Placed first in the 10,000 meters at the 55th Annual Mt. SAC Relays
Senior Year 2014


  • Took second in the 3000m at the BYU Indoor Invitational with a time of 8:35.74
  • Placed 17th at the UW Invitational in the 3000m (8:18.09)
  • Took third in the mile at the Armory Invitational in 4:10.48
  • Took 21st at the MPSF Championships in the 5000m in 14:28.14
Graduate Year 2014

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year