Abdihamid Nur, Northern Arizona: 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Track Athlete of the Year

Abdihamid Nur was named the National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year. Nur, who hails from Phoenix, Arizona, by way of Mogadishu, Somalia, capped a strong season at the NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships, where he completed the distance double. He won the 5000 meters on Friday in a meet-record 13:19.01 and kicked home to win a tactical 3000 on Saturday, a race where the top-8 athletes all finished with one second of each other. That mark in the 5000 also put him ninth on the all-time collegiate chart and improved his PR from 13:22.24 that he ran in December. Back in mid-February, Nur covered 3000m in 7:40.66, which is the fifth-fastest all-conditions mark in collegiate history and the fastest on an oversized track. Nur also PR’d in the mile this year at 3:55.94.