BYU track & field: Success has given Cougars a new moniker in distance running

by | Aug. 12, 2009

Saints & Sports

With relatively little fanfare, BYU athletes pulled off a distance-running double for their school this summer.

First, Kyle Perry, a BYU senior, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.

Then two weeks later, his training partner, BYU graduate Josh McAdams, won the steeplechase at the USA national championships. This weekend, McAdams will represent the U.S. in the World Track and Field Championships in Berlin.

This is getting to be a habit. In football circles, BYU is known as Quarterback U., but in track circles it is becoming known by another nickname.

"We're certainly getting a reputation as Steeplechase U.," says BYU distance coach Ed Eyestone.

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