Carmen Alder
Distance
Ht
5'
7"
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Southern Pines, 
North Carolina
Last School
Pinecrest High School
Roster Years
2022-2023


Personal

  • Parents are Daniel and Janeth Alder
  • Major: Open
  • Has four siblings
  • Both parents ran for BYU
  • Also recruited by Duke
  • Mother, Janeth Caizalitin Alder, a two-time All-American at BYU
    • 1996 Indoor 3000m
    • 1994 Outdoor 1500m

Before BYU

  • Three-time (2019, 2020, 2021) North Carolina Girls Cross Country Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Earned 11 individual state titles between cross country/track and field
  • Four-time (2021, 2019, 2018, 2017) North Carolina cross country state champion
  • Led high school to 29th-straight Sandhills Athletic Conference title
  • Holds North Carolina’s fastest girls 5K time of 16:58.90
  • Two-time indoor 1600m (2020, 2019) and 3200m (2020, 2018) North Carolina state champion
  • Two-time outdoor 1600m (2019, 2018) and 2018 3200m North Carolina state champion
  • Fifth-place finish at the National XC Town USA Meet of Champions

Indoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time

Event

Meet

2:10.13

800m

2022 Columbia Challenge

4:36.93

Mile

2022 Husky Classic

 

Outdoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time

Event

Meet

2:08.78

800m

2022 Sun Angel Classic

4:16.30

1500m

2022 Stanford Invitational

Career Stats
Women's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2022

  • Indoor
    • Represented BYU at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, competing on the DMR squad that earned Second Team All-American honors 
    • Set a personal best in the mile with a time of 4:36.93 at the Husky Classic, the seventh-best mile time in school history
    • Ran a personal time of 2:10.13 in the 800m at the Columbia Challenge
    • Competed in five meets during the 2022 season
  • Outdoor
    • Competed in the 1500m at the NCAA West Preliminary, advancing to the quarterfinal before finishing ninth overall with a time of 4:18.24
    • Set a personal best time of 2:08.78 in the 800m at the Sun Angel Classic
    • Ran a personal best time in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational, clocking a 4:16.30
    • Competed in six meets during the 2022 season
Sophmore Year 2023

Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • Carmen Alder #7 all-time mile in BYU history

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  • Carmen Alder competes at the 2022 MPSF Indoor Championships

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  • Carmen Alder competes at 2022 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

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