PROVO -- Dustin Bybee, a senior at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah, has signed a letter of intent with BYU to run cross country and track. Bybee recently ran the mile in 4 minutes 9.09 seconds, the fastest mile ever run by a high school athlete in Utah.
Bybee won the 5A state championship last year in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs, and has run the fastest 800 meter in Utah this year with a time of 1:54.74. Bybee also placed second in this year's 5A state cross country championships on Oct. 18, 2000.
Bybee is expected to contribute to the cross country and track teams next season, and men's cross country coach Ed Eyestone believes he will fill a hole in the team.
Eyestone said, "Dustin will fill a vacancy that is going to be created when Josh Rohatinsky leaves on a mission. I have every confidence that he will contribute immediately."
Bybee has the ability to run several races for the men's track team, and has been most successful on the track.
"His speed is such that he will run very well in track. He has the leg speed to be national class, and the mental strength to run well at nationals," Eyestone said.
Eyestone expects Bybee to be another in a long line of talented runners that have come out of Mountain View.
"We feel it a great privilege to have Dustin join our program, and we're glad he chose to stay close to home," Eyestone said.