Tyler Day, Northern Arizona: 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Track Athlete of the Year
Tyler Day of Northern Arizona was named the National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year for the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Day, a senior from Gilbert, Arizona, is the first athlete from the Big Sky Conference to earn this honor and the first distance runner to do so since former Oregon star Edward Cheserek in 2016.
It was a remarkable season for Day, who notched a pair of all-time marks. Back in mid-January at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, Day clocked the third fastest performance in collegiate indoor history over 5000 meters at 13:16.95. Less than one full month later, Day became the 13th fastest performer in collegiate indoor history in the 3000 with his 7:45.70 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.