Tavia Dutson
Tavia  Dutson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sandy, Utah

High School:
Jordan HS

Event:
Distance


HONORS: Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2015 XC, 2016 T&F, 2016 XC, 2017 T&F); Academic All-Mountain West (2016 T&F, 2016 XC, 2017 T&F).

OUTDOOR RECORDS: Ranks eighth all-time in USU history in the 10,000m (36:56.93) and ninth in the 3,000m (10:00.54).

2017 (SO)
Cross Country (2016): Finished 76th with a time of 22:06.70 at the NCAA Mountain Regionals… Placed 51st with a time of 22:11.20 at the Mountain West Championships… Competed in six meets during the season with her best finish coming at the Pre-Nationals open race, where she finished 19th with a time of 22:36.3… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Placed 23rd in the 3,000m with a personal-best time of 10:11.92 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships… Notched career-best time of 18:10.00 in the 5,000m at the Boise State Challenge.
Outdoor: Placed 19th in the 10,000m with a time of 39:22.94 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships… Set personal-best time of 10:00.54 in the 3,000m, which ranks ninth all-time in school history, at the UCLA-hosted Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational… Also recorded career-best time of 36:56.93 in the 10,000m, which ranks eighth all-time in school history, at the Stanford-hosted Cardinal Classic… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors.

2016 (R-FR)
Cross Country (2015): Competed in two meets during the season, finishing 24th with a time of 18:59 at the Utah State Invitational and 50th with a time of 19:21.41 at the Montana State Invitational... Earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Placed second in the 4,000m DMR with a personal-best time of 12:39.66 at the Boise State-hosted Jacksons/New Balance Invitational… Also recorded career-best times of 5:18.99 in the mile at the Jacksons/New Balance Invitational and 10:32.34 in the 3,000m at the New Mexico-hosted Don Kirby Elite Invitational.
Outdoor: Finished 12th in the 10,000m with a career-best time of 18:11.15 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships… Also competed in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m on the season… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.

2015 (FR)
Indoor: Redshirted.
Outdoor: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: An eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah... Received all-state honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013... Was the state runner-up in cross country in 2011 and 2012... Helped Jordan HS become region champions in 2012.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tavia Lauren Dutson... One of four children of Tracy and Sheryl Dutson... Majoring in biochemistry.

PERSONAL BESTS INCLUDE:

Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:18.99 na
1,500m na 5:00.90
3,000m 10:11.92 10:00.54
5,000m 18:10.00 17:41.71
10,000m na 36:56.93
4,000m DMR 12:39.66 na
MW Indoor Championships
2017 3,000m 23rd 10:11.92
MW Outdoor Championships
2016 10,000m 12th 38:46.02
2017 10,000m 19th 39:22.94
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