Australian breaks 4-minute mile barrier at Devaney

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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A runner from Down Under on Friday became the first collegiate runner to break one of track and field’s magical barriers at the Devaney Center.

Adams (Colo.) State junior Kevin Batt became the first college runner in Devaney history to break four minutes in the mile when the native of Sydney, Australia, broke the tape in a new collegiate, facility record of 3:59.70 at the Nebraska Tune-Up.

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