BYU men's and women's track and field participated in the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships from June 5 to June 8 in Austin, Texas. Multiple top finishes led the men to an eighth-place team finish, while the women's team finished 25th.
Clayton Young captured a national title for BYU, winning the 10,000-meter in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The American Fork native outpaced Alabama's Gilbert Kigen in the final lap of the race, finishing with a time of 29:16.60.
The names of Mitch Mathews and Madie Lyons Mathews have often been mentioned in regards to BYU sports. Between Mitch’s football career and Madie’s soccer and track career, the Mathews were hard to miss. Both athletes have taken what they learned on the field to become successful entrepreneurs.
BYU cross country runner Erica Birk-Jarvis found out she was pregnant in 2017. After taking 20 months off running, Birk-Jarvis has made a remarkable comeback, making career best-times while balancing school, running and a family.
BYU is known for a variety of things such as its religious commitments, subsidized tuition, and athletic programs. Something that isn't often recognized about the university is the amount of Olympians who call BYU their alma mater.