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BYU runner to attempt Mile record at upcoming meet

April 24, 2012

By Taylor Wilson, The Deseret News

PROVO, Utah – Senior Miles Batty will attempt to become just the second runner in history to complete a sub-four minute Mile in the state of Utah on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. MT at the annual BYU Robison Invitational.

Batty will attempt to join Olympian Doug Padilla on the short list of runners to finish a Mile in under four minutes in the state of Utah. Padilla is currently the only member of that elite group.

Padilla ran the Mile in 3:57.83 on May 21, 1983, on the BYU outdoor track. His feat has remained unmatched for nearly 29 years. Batty hopes to join Padilla on the Utah sub-four list and will look to break Padilla’s Utah Mile record.

The Mile, along with all other events, will be contested at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex. A full schedule of events is available at www.byutrack.com.

Read complete article at www.desertnews.com

Tags: taylor wilson (1) , miles batty (15) , doug padilla (1) , byu robison invitational (2) , byu (2) , brigham young university (1)

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