Elijah Armstrong
Last School
Boise State
Roster Years


  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Before BYU

  • Competed his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons at Boise State
  • As a junior in 2019 earned All-Mountain West Second Team (13th place) and All-West Region (19th place) honors
  • Competed at the 2019 NCAA Championships and finished third among Boise State runners
  • As a sophomore in 2018 earned All-Mountain West Second Team (12th place) and All-West Region (19th place) honors
  • Competed at the 2018 NCAA Championships and finished fourth among Boise State runners
  • As a freshman, was Boise State's top finisher at the 2015 NCAA Championships, finishing 70th with a 10k time of 30:43.9, the fifth-fastest freshman in the field
  • Named the 2015 Mountain West Freshman of the Year and All-Mountain West First Team recognition
  • In track is a two-time Mountain West Champion (2016 Outdoor 10,000m, 2019 Outdoor 5,000m)
  • Qualified for the 2019 NCAA West Preliminary in the 5,000m
  • Owns personal best times of 8:09.37 in the 3,000m and 13:58.25 in the 5,000m


    Career Stats

     Men's Track & Field Athlete Profile

    BYU Hall of Fame

    Freshman Year

    Sophmore Year

    Junior Year

    Senior Year 2020-2021

    • All-WCC First Team
    • USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual
    • Appeared in three meets for the Cougars, scoring for the team in each one
    • Fifth BYU runner to cross at the NCAA DI Championships (118th overall), helping the Cougars take seventh place overall
    • Fourth BYU runner to cross at the WCC Championships (7th overall), earning All-WCC First Team honors and helping the Cougars claim their sixth consecutive league title
    Distance Time Finish Meet
    10K 31:40.3 118th NCAA Championships
    8K 23:29.9 7th WCC Championships
    8K 23:53.5 28th Silver State Collegiate Challenge
    Graduate Year

    Redshirt Year

    Medical Redshirt Year