Sara Musselman
Senior (Covid Year)
American Fork, 
Last School
American Fork High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Ronnie and the late Tamie Musselman
  • Major: Family Studies
  • Has three sisters, one brother and two step brothers
  • Married to Carson Nielsen
  • Enjoys hiking, yoga, anything outdoors and spending time with family
  • Born in Monticello, Utah

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)
  • Led American Fork High School to win the Utah State Cross Country Championships in 2015 & 2016 with top-5 finishes in both races
  • Led Lehi High School as a sophomore to a fifth-place finish at the 2014 Utah State Cross Country Championships
  • Broke the school record in the 1600m at American Fork High School and Rocky Mountain High School (attended RMHS as a freshman)
  • Broke the school record in the 3200m at American Fork High School
  • Three-time MVP in cross country 
  • Three-time MVP in track and field
  • Three-time All-Region in both track and cross country
  • 4.0 GPA senior year at American Fork High School
  • 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

Career Stats
Track and Field Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

2017: Freshman
Place  Event  Time  Distance
33 Bill Dellinger Invitational 20:07.1 8k
17 WCC Championships 20:49.9 6K
56 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 21:26.0 6K
214 NCAA National Championships 21:47.02 6K
Sophmore Year 2018

  • Named to the All-WCC First Team
2018: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
162 NCAA National Championships 21:33.6 6K
30 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 20:55.1 6K
9 WCC Championships 21:14.3 6K
4 Pre-National Open 21:28.9 6K
35 Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational 17:36.0 5K
8 BYU Autumn Classic 18:05.8 5K
Junior Year 2019

  • Named to the All-WCC First Team
  • Named as an USTFCCCA All-Region Honoree
  • Contributed to the Cougars' National Runner-Up finish at the NCAA Championship
2019: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
160 NCAA National Championships 21:43.1 6K
22 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 20:37.2 6K
9 WCC Championships 21:03.7 6K
63 Pre-National Invitational 21:03.7 6K
21 Bill Dellinger Invitational 20:26.5 6K
10 BYU Autumn Classic 18:25.3 5K
12 Big Wave Invitational 18:52.00 5K
Senior Year 2020-2021

  • Member of the Cougars' National Championship-winning team 
  • Earned All-American honors after a 33rd-place finish at the NCAA Championships 
  • Named to the All-WCC First Team
2020-2021: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
33 NCAA National Championships 20:51.3 6K
5 WCC Championships 20:28.1 6K
9 OSU Invitational 21:32.5 6K
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Senior 2021

  • Contributed to the Cougars' third-straight podium finish at NCAA Nationals
  • Named to the All-Region team after placing 29th at the NCAA Mountain Regional
  • Named to the All-WCC First Team after a ninth-place finish at the WCC Championships
  • Competed in six meets during the 2021 season
Place Meet Time Distance
5 Autumn Classic 17:57.1 5K
24 FSU XC Open 21:40.4 6K
66 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational 21:05.5 6K
9 WCC Championships 20:45.6 6K
29 NCAA Mountain Regional 20:50.4 6K
53 NCAA XC Championships 29:08.6 6K
  • Six BYU women's XC athletes named to Preseason All-WCC team

    2021 WCC Preseason Team-WXC.jpg