Braden Taylor | Posted: 8 Oct 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Young, Hunter receive National Athlete of the Week awards

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NEW ORLEANS – Senior Clayton Young and sophomore Kate Hunter both received National Athlete of the Week honors from the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Young made his season debut this past weekend and cruised to a first-place win at the Steve T. Reeder Memorial in Logan, Utah. He ran the 7k course in 21:04.6 and beat teammate Dallin Farnsworth by 10 seconds to lead the No. 2 BYU men's team to a perfect score.

Hunter won the women’s 5K at the Steve T. Reeder Memorial as she led the No. 9 BYU women's team to a first-place finish against No. 20 Utah State and No. 27 Utah. With her career-best time of 18:10.19, this was Hunter’s first collegiate championship finish.

Young and Hunter are the first runners to receive this national honor for the Cougars.

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