Track & Field



 Tyler Gifford
Tyler Gifford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Harrisburg, Neb.

High School:
Banner County

Height:
5-8

Event:
Distance

Experience:
3L


01/31/2013

Wyoming Student-Athletes Earn League Academic Accolades

Forty-seven UW students honored for hard work in classroom

01/28/2013

Student-Athlete of the Week

Jaymes Talkington

06/20/2012

Sixty Wyoming Student-Athletes Earn Scholar-Athlete Awards

Scholar-Athlete Awards Require A GPA Of 3.5 Or Better

06/19/2012

Mountain West Honors 61 UW Student-Athletes

Seven achieve perfect 4.0 GPA

05/08/2012

Postseason Begins For Wyoming Track

Mountain West Outdoor Championships start Wednesday

2012-13
Indoor: Earned sixth place in the 3,000-meter run in 9:38.92 at the Potts Invite ... achieved a 9:02.22 in the 3,000-meter for fifth place at the AF Team Challenge.
Outdoor: Competed in the 800-meter run at the Cowpoke Open, achieving a career-best 2:06.45 for fourth place at the meet ... placed 12th in the 1,500-meter in 4:10.13 at the Jack Christiansen Invite ... finished ninth in the 1,500-meter at the Fum McGraw Quad before placing 11th in the 5,000-meter in 16:37.83 ... opened the outdoor season with the 3,000-meter at the Tom Benich Invite, running a 9:10.47 for fifth place ... named a 2012-13 MW Scholar-Athlete.

2011-12
Had a strong indoor season as he placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run at the AF Invite ... also competed in the 3,000-meter run at the MW Championships where he finished 21st and helped the distance medley to a sixth-place mark ... during the outdoor season, came in third place in the 3,000-meter run at the Front Range Classic and had a fifth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the Snowball Meet ... also came in fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the Fum McGraw meet.

2010-11
Finished in the top 10 in his events on four occasions during the indoor season ... set three personal records during the outdoor season along with three top-10 finishes ... an Academic All-Conference pick, along with a Scholar-Athlete award.

2009-10
Earned a letter and showed his ability early at the Wyoming Cross Country Invitational, nabbing 23rd in the event with a time of 23:36 ... also finished 40th at the MW Championships, finishing in 27:22 ... named to the Academic All-MW team for his work in the classroom.

High School
A four-year letterman in football, wrestling, and track and field ... in track and field, was the state champion in the 3,200-meter run his senior year ... during his wrestling career was a state champion twice and currently holds the state record in career wins and career pins ... was the student council president, the National Honor Society president and had a 4.0 GPA throughout high school.

Personal
Born in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Kari and Bill Gifford ... majoring in kinesiology and health promotion.

Gifford's Bests:
Indoor
1200m run - 3:26.08 (2011)
3000m run - 8:44.94 (2012)
5000m run - 15:26.65 (2012)

Outdoor
800m run - 2:06.45 (2013)
1500m run - 4:05.95 (2011)
3000m run - 8:53.13 (2011)
3000m steeple - 10:05.89 (2011)
5000m run - 15:38.97 (2012)

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