BYU track and field athlete Courtney Wayment is now a three-time national champion.

With a time of 15:30.17, Wayment won the national championship in the women’s 5,000-meter race at the NCAA indoor track and field championships in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday night. 

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The Cougar senior just beat out North Carolina State’s Katelyn Tuohy, who finished in second place with a time of 15:30.63. Alabama’s Mercy Chelangat took third, turning in a time of 15:31.06.

It’s the second individual national championship for Wayment. She won the 3,000-meter race at the 2021 NCAA indoor track and field championships.

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She was also part of the BYU team that won the distance medley relay championship at the 2021 NCAA indoor track and field championships.

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