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Saratoga Springs,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2015



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Received a scholarship to run in college 

3rd place at State XC senior year 

Footlocker Nationals Qualifier 


800- 1:57.85 (Region IV)

1600- 4:21.03 (State) 

3200- 9:07.59 (Arcadia Invite) 

5k- 15:20 (Nike Southwest)


Short-Term Running Goals:

Become a little better everyday, do the little things

Break a Weber State freshman record in track 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Leave a legacy/ Help Weber become a school that is competitive on the national stage.

Break 4 minutes in the mile

Weber Top 10 in 1500 - 10k  

NCAA All-American in the 10K and Cross Country     

Olympic Trials Marathon



I grew up in Lehi, Utah where I ran for Lehi High School and made many incredible memories. In the summer of 2018 I returned home from a LDS mission in Paris, France and am now a student athlete at Weber State University #weareweber  

Follow me on instagram @connor_baller


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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 38.24 Year: 76.20
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 91.63
Ultra Boost Blue Lifetime Miles: 184.32
Solar Glide Blue Lifetime Miles: 198.33
Adios Black Lifetime Miles: 81.95
Avanti Black Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Solar Glide Cookies&cream Lifetime Miles: 10.00
Pegasus 34 Gray Lifetime Miles: 43.01
Altra Provision Blue Lifetime Miles: 45.06
Race: CSI XC Classic (4.35 Miles) 00:23:46, Place overall: 15
Total Distance

Drove up to good ole Twin Falls to race at CSI. Warm up. I was sweating a bunch even just during the warm up. Got the spikes on, a few strides. First mile: Nice and chill, was running with guys from Group three. Hit 5:29ish. The second mile you get a bit of downhill and so I used that and picked off people. On the watch I had it as a 5:24. Mile three, coming back up is where it started getting harder physically and mentally. I think my mind got into race mode and I made moves like I was running a 5k but it was a 7k, and I still haven’t been home that long so I slowed quite a bit but not terribly. I was still moving up places at least. 3.5-4 kinda hit a tough spot and some guys who had been by me for a bit moved ahead of me on the uphill towards the final stretch. I let them go for a sec, gathered myself and then threw in a nice kick the last couple hundred meters. Tbh it was a faster kick than I thought I was capable of and felt nice to have those fast twitch muscles working at the end and to leave guys. I mean it felt terrible, I was so tired at the end but ya know the good tired. 


Positives: Even tho I was really tired from the last couple k’s, I kept working and didn’t just throw in the towel. Put up a nice last couple hundred, got the legs moving, passed a few guys. 


Things to work on: Staying patient, remember it’s a longer race. Working together with teammates. 


Cooldown around the course barefoot, briefly ran up to the waterfall. Good day

Barefoot Miles: 2.75Saucony Shay XC4 Miles: 4.75Ultra Boost Blue Miles: 3.25
From jtshad on Sat, Sep 08, 2018 at 05:17:59 from

Good job in your first college XC race and learning some great lessons on racing/running at the new level.

BTW, CSI is in Twin Falls not Idaho Falls.

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