Jack Urquhart | Posted: 6 Oct 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Former BYU runner Ward takes second at marathon championships

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Former BYU cross country and track runner Jared Ward finished second yesterday at the USA Marathon Championships in Minneapolis, with a time of 2:14.00.

The Kaysville, Utah native’s time of 2:14.00 was 28 seconds off winner Tyler Pennel’s mark of 2:13:32. Ward averaged 5:07 per mile.

Ward, who finished his BYU athletic career in 2013-14, took first place as a junior in the West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships and was named an All-American his junior and senior years in cross country. He garnered All-America honors four times in track.

Ward is completing the five-year statistics program at BYU and is currently working as a student assistant with the cross country team.

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