Track & Field


  • position Distance/XC
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Corvallis, Ore.
  • High school Crescent Valley
  • Major Pre-Mechanical Engineering

Personal Bests:

Cross Country:

5K – 16:09.0

8K – 25:12.0

10k – 32:18.4


MILE – 4:17.64

3000m – 8:36.93


5000 – 14:40.11

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2024

2023-24 (Sophomore)


  • Placed 7th in the 5000m with a time of 14:40.11 at the Battle on the Bayou
  • Placed 5th in the 5000m with a time of 14:43.19 at the Jim Green Invitational


  • Placed 8th in the mile run with a time of 4:17.64 at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet
  • Placed 35th in the 3000m with a time of 8:38.58 at the Corky Classic
  • Placed 13th in the 3000m with a personal best time of 8:36.93 at the Tiger Paw Invitational

Cross Country

  • Placed 88th with a time of 25:35.6 in the 8k at the Southern Showcase
  • Placed 86th with a time of 25:26.0 in the 8k at the Crimson Classic
  • Placed 79th with a time of 25:28.3 in the 8k at the SEC Championships
  • Placed 147th with a time of 32:18.4 in the 10k at the NCAA Southeast Regionals

2022-23 (Freshman)

Cross Country

  • Placed 152nd at the Live in Lou with a time of 25:12.0.
  • Placed 92nd at SEC Championships with a time of 26:25.89.

High School 

  • First-team all-state in cross country and track 
  • High school team placed second in Oregon 5A division 
  • Class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA 


  • Birthday: February 18 
  • Parents: Laurel and Brent Byer 
  • Siblings: Blake, Lane and Elle Byer 
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering 
  • Hobbies: Baking, cooking, cycling, ceramics 
  • Favorite athletes: Mark Cavendish and Alex Honnold 
  • Fun facts: Has worked in a restaurant the past two years, enjoys welding 
  • Twin brother Blake also runs for UK 
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