"It was such a great race," she said. "I'm really excited. At the beginning of the race I knew I had to go out fast because it was such a strong field. Once I got the lead I didn't want to give it up. I had the lead with 200 meters left and just the thought of losing my last collegiate race gave me the extra motivation to finish strong."
BYU's Nachelle Mackie won her second National Championship trophy this year as she claimed the 800 meter title at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She also won the 800 meter title at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships in March.
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