Kari Hardt Clifford
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Queen Creek HS, 
Last School
Queen Creek, Ariz.
Roster Years


  • Parents are Shaun and Ellie Hardt
  • Brother Sherod runs track for Michigan State and sister Whitney ran track at Arizona State
  • Enjoys painting, playing sand volleyball and going to the lake
  • Completing post-graduate classes at BYU

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Queen Creek High School
  • Competed in track and cross country at Arizona State
  • 11-time Arizona High School State Champion
  • High School All-American in cross country and track in 2006
  • Arizona Athlete of the Year three times (2004-2006)
  • All-American in cross country in 2006
  • Three-time All-Pac 10 Conference Honors (2007-2009)
  • Four-time All-Western Conference Honors (2006-2009)
  • Named Arizona Woman Athlete of the Decade by the Arizona Tribune in 2009


  • All-MWC (Mile, 3000m, DMR 2011)

Other College

  • Arizona State University


PERSONAL BESTS: 800m- 2:08; 1500m- 4:22; 1600m- 4:45; 3000m- 9:27; 6000m- 20:07
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2011



  • Began BYU career at the New Balance Invitational with a fifth place finish in the mile in 4:46.68
  • Finished 14th in the mile at the Husky classic in 4:45.96
  • Competed at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships and placed third in the mile (4:54.04), third in the 3000m (9:52.49) and was a part of the winning distance medley relay team (11:39.46)
  • Competed on the distance medley relay team at the NCAA National Championships


  • Opened the outdoor season with an 11th place finish in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational in 16:15.82
  • Placed seventh in the 1500m in 4:22.17 at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Competed at the Penn Relays and placed seventh in the 3000m steeplechase (10:28.77) and was on the fifth place distance medley relay team (11:07.22)
  • Placed fourth in the 1500m (4:33.03) and fifth in the 3000m steeplechase (11:08.87) at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Finished 13th in the 1500m (4:22.90) at the NCAA West Preliminary


Senior Year 2012

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year