BYU’s Batty named National Track Athlete of the Year

After steady performances all season long and winning an individual national championship, BYU junior Miles Batty has been named the National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

“I never really would have thought I would win something like this,” Batty said. “Knowing I was voted this honor gives me a lot of confidence and added pressure to accomplish all my goals going forward.”

At the NCAA Indoor National Championships, Batty ran a controlled race and managed to outsprint the field on the last lap to win a national title in the mile with a time of 3:59.49. The day before he won his individual title, the All-American helped BYU’s distance medley relay team to a national championship. He ran the mile leg of the race in a split of 3:56.14. The team’s time of 9:29.28 is the seventh-best in college history, and came just hours after Batty ran his qualifying individual race.

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