Conner Mantz

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2019 NCAA Cross Country Championship/Courtesy Runner’s World

Conner Mantz is an elite college distance runner. He placed fourth in the men’s 10,000-meter race at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas. He placed third in the 10K at the 2019 DI Men’s NCAA Cross Country championship and led his BYU team to take their first-ever men’s cross country national championship. He is one of many athletes mentored by Ed Eyestone and his team. The 2019 DI Men’s win made Eyestone the first person to win and coach a national cross country championship in the history of the collegiate sport.

On September 30, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Mantz National Athlete of the Week after he won the individual title for BYU at the Bill Dellinger Invitational.

Mantz was born in Logan, Utah, and is from Smithfield. Before running for BYU, he was a three-time Footlocker All-American and a member of the 2015 USA Junior World Cross Country Championships team.

He served as a full-time missionary in Ghana for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.