Tylor Thatcher
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Last School
Central Valley High School
Roster Years
2008 | 2011-2014


  • Born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Parents are Kevin Thatcher and Denise Thatcher
  • Majoring in chemical engineering
  • Dad ran for BYU in the mid-80s
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Asuncion, Paraguay 

Before BYU

  • Prepped at both Central Valley and East Valley high schools
  • Finished in fourth at the state cross country championships
  • Was third in the Washington/Oregon Border Clash
  • Ran 9:19 in 3200m and 4:25 in 1600m
  • Ran 19:54 in a 4-mile Cherry Pickers Trott
  • Top two-mile time was 9:19
  • Top mile time was 4:24
  • Recruited by Portland and Washington


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
4:07.95 Mile 2013 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships
8:06.55 3000 meters 2013 UW Invitational
13:45.43 5000 meters 2013 UW Husky Classic
28:59.29 10,000 meters 2013 Stanford Invitational

Career Stats


  • Asuncion North
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2008

Sophmore Year 2012


  • Took third at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in the 3000m in 8:09.28
  • Placed 16th in the 5000m in 14:18.58 at the MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships


  • Took 16th at the Stanford Invitational in the 5000m with a tim eof 14:02.91
  • Took first in the 10,000m at the West Coast Invitational with a time of 30:01.37
Junior Year 2013

  • Received Division I USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors


  • Took second at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational in the 3000m with a time of 8:23.20
  • Placed sixth at the UW Invitational in the 3000m (8:06.55)
  • Took 18th at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships in the mile with a time of 4:07.95
  • Finished in 15th place at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in the 5000m (14:12.55)


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Took 10th at the Stanford Invitational in the 10,000m with a time of 28:59.29
  • Placed fourth at the IC4A/ECAC DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 5000m in 14:08.42
  • Finished in 8th place in the 10,000m (30:11.22) at the NCAA DI West Preliminaries
  • Took 14th in the 10,000m in 30:07.12 at the NCAA DI National Championships
Senior Year 2014


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Took 21st at the UW Husky Classic in the 5000m with a time of 14:13.56
  • Placed 10th in the 5000m in 14:10.47 at the MPSF Championships
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2011

Medical Redshirt Year 2011