Track & Field


  • position Distance/XC
  • class Sophomore
  • Major Neuroscience
  • Hometown Corvallis, Ore.
  • High school Crescent Valley

Personal Bests:

Cross Country:

5K – 16:11.0

8K – 25:04.9


MILE – 4:27.49

3000m – 8:57.29


5000m – 15:37.74

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2024

2023-24 (Sophomore)


  • Placed 14th in the 5000m with a time of 15:37.74 at the Jim Green Invitational


  • Placed 15th in the mile run with a time of 4:27.49 at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet
  • Placed 51st in the 3000m with a time of 8:57.29 at the Vanderbilt Invitational

Cross Country

  • Placed 63rd with a personal best time of 25:04.9 in the 8k at the Southern Showcase
  • Placed 112th with a time of 25:49.7 in the 8k at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational
  • Placed 96th with a time of 26:15.6 in the 8k at the SEC Championships

2022-23 (Freshman) 

Cross Country

  • Placed 200th at the Live in Lou with a time of 25:41.7.

High School 

  • Two-time All-State runner (2019 & 2021) 
  • Sixth at Oregon State Cross Country Championships in 2019 
  • Seventh place at NXN Northwest Regional in 2019 
  • Class of 2022 Valedictorian


  • Birthday: 
  • Parents: Brent and Laurel Byer 
  • Siblings: Ella, Lane and Cade Byer 
  • Major: Kinesiology 
  • Hobbies: Sketching, reading, road cycling, and hiking
  • Favorite teams: Team USA, Portland Timbers, Team Jumbo Vista 
  • Favorite athletes: Chris Froome and Galen Rupp 
  • Fun facts: Started a non-profit for Alzheimer’s disease and worked as a wood-fire pizza chef 
  • Twin brother Cade also runs for UK 
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