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. 

BYU’s Courtney Wayment back to defend national title

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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