Berenice Cleyet-Merle, Indianapolis: 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Track Athlete of the Year

Berenice Cleyete-Merle was named the National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year. Cleyet-Merle, who hails from Saint-Sulpice-Des-Rivoires, France, had a record-breaking season capped with a 14-point effort at the 2022 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field Championships where she won the mile, placed seventh in the 3000 meters and helped UIndy to a runner-up finish in the distance medley relay with a 4:39 anchor. During the regular season, Cleyet-Merle shattered the NCAA DII record in the mile with her 4:31.99 effort at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and became the second-fastest performer in division history in the 800 meters with her 2:03.89 clocking at the Indiana Relays back in January.