Event will take place at the University of Texas next weekend
Destanae Howerton-Davis breaks her own record in the discus.
Amanda Mergaert finishes third in the 1500m.
Aoife Hickey qualifies for European Championships.
21 Utah track and field athletes earn academic honors.
Amanda Mergaert is entering her first year as a student coach, helping with the cross country team and distance athletes on the track and field team.
Mergaert, a native of Shelby Township, Mich., competed for the Utes from 2009-13 in cross country and track. During her time at Utah, Mergaert broke four school records, earned five All-America honors, won two conference championships (Mountain West Conference and MPSF), and was named all-conference six times. Mergaert also became the first Utah cross country athlete to break the 20:00 6-km mark, posting a career-best 19:57.7 at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
During the 2013 cross country season, Mergeart assisted in the development of Rebekah Winterton who qualified for the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Mergaert is pursuing a degree in physiology with a minor in chemistry.