Ellie Heiden-Quackenbush
Sprints Hurdles
Last School
Kamiakin High School
Roster Years
2015 | 2018-2020


  • Born in Utah
  • Parents are Justin and Joanna Heiden
  • Has three siblings: Nathen, Zach and Emma
  • Major: Undecided
  • Running, boating, anything outdoors, hanging out with family and friends

Before BYU

  • Won 12 state titles at Kamiakin High School
  • Four-time Washington State Track MVP
  • Three-time All-State Soccer Player
  • Three-time Female Athlete of the Year


Collegiate Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
7.83 60m  2018 BYU Indoor Invitational
23.71 200m 2018 BYU Last Chance Meet
40.77 300m 2018 BYU Indoor Invitational
54.49 400m 2018 Robison Invitational

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015


  • Opened BYU career with 4th-place finish in 400m and 7th-place finish in 200m at Ed Jacoby Invite and Multi 2015
  • Took 6th in 400m at Air Force Invitational
  • Was a member of the 4x400m-relay team that placed 5th at 2015 UW Husky Classic
  • At MPSF Championships, was part of 5th-place finishing 4x400m-relay team with time of 3:44.60


  • Started outdoor season placing 2nd in 400m and 5th in 200m at 2015 UVU Collegiate Invitational
  • Finished 8th in 200m at Utah Spring Classic
  • Ran season-best time of 56.01 in 400m at Weber State Open
  • At Border Clash 2015, was a member of 4x100m-relay team that took 1st with a time of 46.30. Also took 6th in 400m
  • Placed 3rd in 400m and 4th in 200m at Weber State Twilight Meet
Sophmore Year 2018


  • Took second in the 300m (40.77), fourth in the 60m finals (7.83) and ran on the 4X400 relay team that placed first (3:52.05) at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Placed fifth in the 400m with a time of 57.60 at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge
  • Ran a 56.85 to take 12th in the 400m and competed on the 4X400 that took second (3:44.29) at the Iowa State Classic


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-America honorable mention at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships by placing 20th in the 4X400 prelims with a time of 3:39.14
  • Started the season placing third in the 400m (55.80) and fourth in the 4X400m relay (3:46.02) at the USC Trojan Invitational 
  • Finished fifth in the 4X400m relay with a time of 3:41.86 at the Home Depot Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays 
  • Competed in the Oregon Pepsi Invitational where she placed first in the 4X400m relay (3:41.38), third in the 4X100m relay (45.71) and sixth in the 200m (24.38)
  • Placed third in the 4X400m relay (3:38.34) and 14th in the 400m (54.84) at the Mt. SAC Relays 
  • Ran a career-best 54.49 in the 400m and and 23.91 in the 200m, placing first in both events at the BYU Robison Invitational 
  • Finished first in the 4X100m (45.61) at the Sacramento State Open
  • Placed first with a career-best time of 23.71 in the 200m prelims at the BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Round and advanced to the NCAA Championships after finishing 12th overall in the 4X400m relay (3:36.82)
Junior Year 2019


  • Placed second in the 200m and 400m at the Alex Wilson Invite
  • Placed 10th in the 4x400 (3:45.68) at the Texas Tech Shootout
  • Competed in five meets during the 2019 indoor season


  • Took first in the 4x100 (44.95) and 4x400 (3:37.85) with season-best times at the BYU Robison Invite
  • Competed at the NCAA West Preliminary Round where she placed 15th in the 4x100 and 19th in the 4x400 during prelims
  • Placed first in the 4x100 (45.49) and second in the 4x400 (3:42.22) at the Willie Williams Classic
  • Competed in eight meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Senior Year 2020


  • Finished first in the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 3:49.26 and ran a season-best 25.15 in the 200m at the Jacksons/Nike Invitational
  • Competed in three meets during the 2020 indoor season
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year