Sara Musselman
American Fork, 
Last School
American Fork High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Ronnie and the late Tamie Musselman
  • Has a total of four siblings: three sisters and one brother
  • Majoring in Family Studies
  • Hobbies include hiking and yoga
  • Married to Carson Nielsen
  • Also recruited by the University of Utah, Utah State and Weber State

Before BYU 

  • Three-time Utah All-State First Team in cross country (2014, 2015 & 2016)
  • Three-time Utah All-State First Team in track and field in the 1600m and 3200m (2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Finished in the top-10 at the 2016 Foot Locker Cross Country West Regionals
  • Finished in the top-25 at the 2016 Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships
  • Competed in the 2016 Nike Cross Country Nationals where her team finished sixth overall


Indoor Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
4:55.90 Mile  2018 Iowa State Classic
9:32.32 3000m 2021 UW Invite
Outdoor Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
2:15.84 800m 2018 Utah Spring Classic
4:34.14 1500m 2019 Oxy Invitational
4:50.34 Mile  2021 BYU Robison Invitational
9:55.61 3000m Steeplechase 2018 NCAA Track & Field Championships

Career Stats
Cross Country Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018


  • Competed in the BYU Robison Invitational where she placed first in the 1500m with a career-best time of 4:58.73
Sophmore Year 2019


  • Earned a season-best time of 9:52.49 in the 3000m at the UW Invitational


  • Finished sixth out of 31 entries in the 1500m at the Willie Williams Classic College
  • Ran a career-best time of 4:34.14 in the 1500m at the Oxy Invitational
  • Competed at the NCAA West Prelims in the 3000m Steeplechase (10:40.13) 
  • Clocked a season best in the 3000m Steeplechase (10:25.73) and finishes 10th at the Stanford Invitational
  • Competed in seven meets during the 2020 outdoor season
Junior Year 2021


  • Ran a personal best in the 3000 at the UW Invite with a time of 9:32.92
  • Competed in two meets during the 2021 indoor season


    • Competed in the steeplechase in the NCAA Track & Field Championships, finishing 16th with a time of 9:55.61, earning Second Team All-American honors
    • Competed in the steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, finishing 11th with a time of 9:55.98
    • Ran a personal best in the mile at the BYU Robison Invitational with a time of 4:50.34
    • Competed in seven meets during the 2021 outdoor season
    Senior Year


      Graduate Year

      Redshirt Year


      • Earned a career-best time of 9:39.73 in the 3000m at the UW Invitational
      Medical Redshirt Year