Dennis Christensen
Last School
Richland High School
Roster Years
2013 | 2017-2019


  • Parents are Richard and Carey
  • Has two brothers
  • Wife Sydnee Muhlestein is also on the BYU track and field team
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, camping and hanging out with family friends
  • Major is exercise and wellness
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mendoza, Argentina

Before BYU

  • Football First-Team All-Conference offensive lineman and team captain
  • Four-year track and field letterman and school MVP
  • Was the 2012 Washington 4A state shot put champion with a mark of 60-04.50
  • Took fourth in state shot put his junior year with a throw of 56-02.50
  • Set personal record in shot put at the 2012 Davis Invitational 61-01.00
  • Took sixth in state discus his senior year with a throw of 160-04.00
  • Set personal record in discus at districts with a throw of 176-02.00
  • Coach was Jim Qualheim


Personal Bests
Mark Event Meet
17.87m/58-7.5 Shot put 2017 Weber State Winter Open
50.81m/166-8 Discus 2017 Aztec Open
15.98m/52-5.25 Weight throw 2019 Air Force Team Challenge

Career Stats


  • Mendoza
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2013


  • Threw unattached in the shot put finals of the BYU Invitational and took fourth place with a mark of 51-10.75
  • Threw 51-09.75 feet for a sixth-place finish in the shot put at the Cherry & Silver Invitational
  • Threw a career-best 53-02.25 and took fifth place in shot put at the Air Force Invitational


  • Won the shot put with a personal record throw of 54-04.75 at the Aztec Track & Field Invitational
  • Named the most improved male athlete on the team
Sophmore Year 2017


  • Took fifth place in the shot put at the Trojan Invitational with a throw of 16.12m
  • Set a personal record of 50.81m at the Aztec Open in the discus throw
  • Set a personal best 17.81m in the shot put at the Cougar Invitational
Junior Year 2018


  • Started the indoor season taking second in the shot put (17.62m - 57' 9.75") at the BYU December Invite as well as finished third in the shot put (17.03m - 55' 10.5") at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Threw for 17.27m (56' 8") to take first in the shot put at the Air Force Team Challenge
  • Finished 12th in the shot put at the Columbia Challenge (16.05m - 52' 8")
  • Took first in the shot put at the Iowa State Classic with a mark of 17.42m (57' 2")
  • Placed 15th at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a throw of 15.82m (51' 11")
Senior Year 2019


  • Began the season with throws of 16.75m/54-11.5 and 48.07m/157-8 in the shot put and discus, respectively, at the BYU December Invite
  • Threw a career-best 15.98m/52-5.25 in the weight throw at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge
  • Competed in five meets during the 2019 indoor season


  • Earned a season best in the discus at the Triton Invitational with a toss of 48.41m/158-10
  • Competed in eight meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year