Carmen Alder
Southern Pines, 
North Carolina
Last School
Pinecrest High School
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • Has competed in nine-career meets
  • 6k collegiate-best: 20:23.8 to finish ninth at the WCC Championships on Oct. 28, 2022
  • Named All-WCC First Team (2022)
  • Competed at 2022 NCAA National Championships


  • Parents are Daniel and Janeth Alder
  • Has four siblings
  • Both parents ran for BYU
  • Also recruited by Duke
  • Instagram: carmenalder36

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

Career Results

Women's Track and Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

  • Competed in three meets during the 2021 season
Place Meet Time Distance
6th Autumn Classic 18:05.8 5K
30th FSU XC Open 21:58.5 6K
40th Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational 22:13.40 6K


Sophmore Year 2022

  • Named All-WCC First Team 
Place Meet Time Distance
9th Run Elite Classic 18:14.1 5k
36th Cowboy Jamboree 21:08.6 6k
63rd Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational 20:36.9 6k
9th WCC Championships 20:23.8 6k
30th NCAA Mountain Regional 20:52.2 6k
203rd NCAA National Championships 21:22.0 6k


Junior Year 2023

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year