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Brigham Young a family affair for 800 champ Mackie

Updated: June 9, 2012, 2:16 AM ET
By Mike Malloy

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nachelle Mackie's family ties are reflected in her jersey and her jewelry.

The junior from Brigham Young won the women's' 800-meter run Friday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in 2:01.06.

Mackie, who grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah, set four state records while in high school and the big-time college track programs came calling. Mackie visited Oregon and Florida, but the choice of schools was not hers alone.

Her ...

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