Aubrey Frentheway
Last School
Cheyenne Central High School
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • Three-time All-American
  • Four-time All-WCC selection
  • Three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree
  • Four-time All-WCC Academic selection
  • Earned All-Mountain Region honors (2022)
  • WCC Women's Cross Country Individual Champion (2022)
  • Has competed in 24-career meets, including appearances at:
    • Four WCC Championships
    • Three NCAA Mountain Regionals
    • Four NCAA National Championships
  • Career-best WCC finish: 1st
  • Career-best Regional finish: 7th
  • Career-best Nationals Finish: 15th
  • Two meet wins
  • Five top-3 finishes
    • 10 top-5
    • 13 top-10
  • 6k collegiate-best: 19:47.2 to win WCC Championships on Oct. 28, 2022
  • Named WCC Women's Runner of the Week Oct. 18, 2022


  • Married to Jessco Nielsen
  • Major: Mathematics Education
  • Parents are Marcus and Angela Frentheway 
  • Has four siblings (Ethan, Jacob, Jason and Annie)
  • Instagram: aubreymarie.f
  • Twitter: @aubsfrentheway

Before BYU

  • Placed 25th in the 5000m championship race at the Nike Cross Nationals 2017
  • Two-time WHSAAA 4A state champion in the 1600m and 3200m (2018)
  • Broke the state record as a member of the 4X800m team
  • Two-time WHSAAA 4A state champion in the 1600m and 3200m (2018)
  • Was the Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year in Wyoming in 2018
  • Was the 3200m champion at the 2018 Indoor Simplot Games
  • A four-time all-state honoree in cross country
  • Also recruited by Utah State, Boise State, Wyoming and East Carolina

Career Results
Women's Track & Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

2018: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
150 NCAA National Championships 21:26.1 6K
39  NCAA Mountain Region Championships 21:03.8 6K
8 WCC Championships 21:11.3 6K
50 Pre-Nationals Invitational 21:12.7 6K
44 Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational 17:43.6 5K
5 BYU Autumn Classic 17:51.0 5K
Sophmore Year 2021

  • Earned All-American honors after placing 38th at NCAA Nationals
  • Contributed to the Cougars's third-straight podium finish at NCAA Nationals
  • Named to the All-Region team after finishing seventh at the NCAA Mountain Regional
  • Named to the All-WCC First Team after a fourth-place finish at the WCC Championships
  • Competed in six meets during the 2021 season
  • Named to WCC All-Academic First Team


Meet Time Distance
1 Autumn Classic 17:39.1 5K
4 FSU XC Open 20:36.8 6K
13 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational 20:22.2 6K
4 WCC Championships 20:08.9 6K
7 NCAA Mountain Regional 20:26.6 6K
38 NCAA XC Championships 19:55.7 6K



Junior Year 2022

  • Earned All-American honors 
  • Earned All-Mountain Region honors
  • WCC Women's Cross Country Individual Champion 
  • Named All-WCC First Team
  • Named WCC Women's Runner of the Week on Oct. 18 for her performance at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. Her 20:06.6 finish helped the Cougars to a fourth-place team finish.  
  • Named to WCC Women's Cross Country All-Academic First Team for fourth-consecutive season with a 3.58 GPA in mathematics education
  • Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for third consecutive season
Place Meet Time Distance
3rd Run Elite Classic 17:24.8 5k
4th Cowboy Jamboree 20:23.1 6k
11th Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational 20:06.6 6k
1st WCC Championships 19:47.2 6k
3rd NCAA Mountain Regional 20:04.9 6k
32nd NCAA National Championships 20:09.9 6k


Senior Year 2023

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

2019: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
18 Bill Dellinger Invitational 20:24.5 6K
3 BYU Autumn Classic 188:00.6 5K
7 Big Wave Invitational 18:30.00 5K
Medical Redshirt Year


  • Member of the Cougars' National Championship-winning team
  • Earned All-American honors after a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships
  • Named to All-WCC First Team
  • Named to the Academic All-WCC First Team
2020-2021: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
15 NCAA National Championships 20:34.9 6K
2 WCC Championships 20:04.4 6K
4 Silver State Collegiate Challenge 20:00.02 6K
3 OSU Invitational 21:00.01 6K
  • Six BYU women's XC athletes named to Preseason All-WCC team

    2021 WCC Preseason Team-WXC.jpg

  • WXC Aubrey Frentheway nears finish line and 2020-21 NCAA Championships

    WXC Aubrey Frentheway nears finish line and 2020-21 NCAA Championships

  • Aubrey Frentheway runs at 2021 NCAA Mountain Regional

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