Elmar Engholm
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
High School: Blackebergs Gymnasium
Experience: 2 Years


2014 Indoors: Ran at six meets for the Lobos, advancing to the UNM- and Albuquerque-hosted NCAA Championships in March 2014 … Most of his action came in the mile, including at the New Mexico Team Invitational (fifth place, time of 4:01.97*) … Clocked a sub-four-minute mile at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, winning the event in 3:58.90* … Scored a third-place finish at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, placing third in 4:11.40* … Advanced to the NCAA Championships, placing eighth in the mile with another sub-four time of 3:59.71*.

2014 Outdoors: Saw action at six meets, including the opening weekend of the national championships … Opened with a ninth-place time of 8:50.35 in the 3000 steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational … Ran the 1500 at two other regular-season meets, including the Bryan Clay Invitational (3:53.99) and the Payton Jordan Invitational … Ran one of the legs of the Lobos' four-mile relay at the Penn Relays, helping the squad place fifth … Took fourth in the 1500 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, finishing in 3:50.77* … Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the steeplechase, barely missing qualifying to the NCAA finals with his 13th-place time of 8:50.26.

2013 Indoors: Redshirted the indoor campaign and did not compete

2013 Outdoors: Competed at six meets, including the conference championships and the NCAA preliminaries ... Opened at the Stanford Invitational, taking home a fourth-place time of 3:49.29 in his section of the 1500-meter run ... Nabbed third in the 800 at the Air Force Triangular, finishing in 1:52.02* ... Claimed sixth in the metric mile at the Bryan Clay Invitational, clocking in at 3:45.43 ... Ran his first 3000 steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational, placing 14th in his section with a 9:09.98 time ... Won the steeplechase at the Mountain West Championships in 8:59.16, while also earning all-conference honors in the 1500 with a time of 3:46.69 ... Tallied a superlative time of 8:49.66 in the steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary championships, placing 18th in a non-qualifying effort.


As a member of the Sweden National Team, ran a personal-record of 4:09.30 in the mile at the Folksam Challenge 3, placing fourth ... Notched a third-place mark in the 1500 at the 47th Palio Citta della Quercia in 2012, clocking a 3:45.60 time ... At the Folksam Challenge 2 in 2011, ran career marks in the 800 and 3000, placing ninth in the 800 (1:50.30) and eighth in the 3000 (8:46.17) ... Won the 1500 at the KBC Night of Athletics, finishing in 3:49.55.


Has one sister, Emelinda ... Previously attended Blackeberg Gymnasium in Sweden and prior to that, Plymouth HS in Canton, Mich ... Lists soccer, camping, sleeping, hanging out, FIFA, rock music, fishing and ice hockey as hobbies.


800 meters: 1:49.69
1,500 meters: 3:44.33
Mile: 3:58.90*
3,000 meters: 8:37.79
3000 steeplechase: 8:59.16


• USTFCCCA Second Team All-American, 2014 (Mile)
• All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2014 (Mile)
• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2013 (1500, 3000 steeplechase)
• Academic All-Mountain West, 2014
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013-14
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, 2014

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol