The BYU Track and Field team opened their 2020 indoor season with an invitational at the Smith Field House hosting teams from Westminster College, Utah Valley University, Utah State University, and Southern Utah University.
Because of a national title in men's cross country, a second place finish in women's cross country and a fifth place finish in soccer, the Division I Learfield IMG College Director's Cup has BYU athletics ranked fourth in the country behind Virginia, Michigan and Stanford. Boise State comes in at No. 23 in IMG Director's Cup results and ranks second among the four rivals, while Utah sits at No. 43 and Utah State ranks No. 66.
Athletes aren’t the only people who are selected to represent their countries in the Olympic Games; athletic trainers must qualify and apply before they are selected for a spot on an Olympic medical staff team — a behind-the-scenes position that cares for athletes and their bodies day and night during the Olympics.
BYU cross country took the NCAA championship by storm with the men’s team winning their first-ever national championship and the women’s team coming in second on Saturday, Nov. 23. It marks the first time in program history that both the men’s and women’s teams placed top-two in the country.
Seven current BYU athletes, three former students and an adjunct professor are qualified for Olympic trials where they will compete to represent the U.S., Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. Meet BYU’s Olympic trial qualifiers.
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.