Jonathan Nelson
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Last School
Timpview High School
Roster Years
2010 | 2014-2016


  • Parents are Ray and Pamela Nelson
  • Enjoys mountain biking, cross country skiing, racquetball, tennis, frisbee, and most outdoor activities
  • A big Wolfram Alpha fan
  • Was a member of the Timpview HS Bomb Squad
  • Played the Greek god Narcissus in a 6th-grade school play
  • Majoring in statistics

Before BYU

  • Three-year letterwinner in both track and cross country at Timpview HS in Provo, UT
  • Named a Timpview all-around student athlete
  • Earned academic all-region accolades
  • Named the school's MVP in cross country his junior and senior years
  • 2008 region champion and state champion in 2007 and 2008
  • Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008
  • Nike Southwest cross-regional runner-up
  • Nike cross-nationals individual qualifier in 2008
  • Bob Firman Invitational champion as a senior


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
3:58.78 1500 meters 2010 BYU Cougar Invitational
4:11.21 Mile 2014 Armory Invitational
8:11.24 3000 meters 2014 UW Invitational
14:16.83 5000 meters 2014 MPSF Championships

Career Stats


  • Neuquen
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2010


  • Took second at the 2010 BYU Indoor Invitational in the 3000 meters (8:38.18)


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Placed 10th at the Stanford Invitational in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:35.60
  • Finished in 11th place at the BYU Cougar Invitational in the 1500 meters (3:58.78)
  • Took 11th in the mile at the BYU Robison Invitational in 4:22.11
  • Took second in the 5000 meters (15:42.82) at the Wildcat Twilight Open Meet
Sophmore Year 2014


  • Placed third in the 3000m in 8:38.65 at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Took 13th at the UW Invitational in the 3000m with a personal best time of 8:11.24
  • Finished in fourth in the mile at the Armory Invitational in 4:11.21
  • Took 14th at the MPSF Championships in the 5000m in 14:16.83
Junior Year 2015

Senior Year 2016

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year