A BYU/U of U long jump romance

by | Jul. 15, 2009

Saints & Sports

Brett and Haley Birkeland met for the first time over a long jump pit in high school.

Haley was at East High School in Salt Lake City, and Brett was at Olympus. But sparks didn't fly until they got to college, where Haley enrolled at the University of Utah and Brett went to Provo to compete for Brigham Young University.

And the sparks that flew were not the ones normally associated with the Utah-BYU rivalry.

"We knew each other from competing in high school, but we didn't date or talk a whole lot at all," Haley said. "I thought he was full of himself."

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