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  Nikki Rietz
Nikki  Rietz

Player Profile
RS Senior

Billings, Mont.

High School:
West HS




Utah Track and Field Excels in Classroom

Thirty-two student-athletes named to academic honor roll.

At Utah

2014 Cross Country:

Crossed the finish line 59 at the NCAA Regional Championships ... finished 88th at the Pac-12 Championships ... earned 77th at the Washington Invitational with a season-best 6K time of 21:44.3 ... captured fourth at the Nevada Twilight ... placed seventh at the Utah Open ... first-team Pac-12 All-Academic.

2014 Outdoor Track:

Competed in the 1,500 at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 25th with a time of 4:39.64 ... season-best 1,500 time of 4:34.42 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... member of the distance medley relay team that finished 11th at the Drake Relays ... recorded a personal-best time of 2:13.38 in the 800 at the Beach Invitational ... earned seventh in the 1,500 at the Longhorn Invitational ... finished 10th in the 800 at the Utah Spring Classic in 2:15.72 ... second-team Pac-12 All-Academic.

2014 Indoor Track:

Set school record in the mile with a time of 4:57.10 at the MPSF Championships to finish 21st overall ... member of the distance medley team that finished seventh at the MPSF Championships ... finished 11th in the 800 at the Bronco Invitational in 2:17.18 ... broke the five-minute mark for the first time in the mile to finish sixth at the UW Invitational with a time of 4:59.39 ... MPSF Indoor All-Academic team.

2013 Cross Country:

Finished 80th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships with a season-best 6-km time of 22:15.6 ... recorded a 66th-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships ... crossed the line 84th at the Stanford Invitational ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2013 Outdoor Track:

Finished 29th in the 1,500 (4:45.92) at the Pac-12 Conference Championships ... season-best 1,500 time of 4:40.10 at San Francisco ... recorded a season-best 800 time of 2:17.14 for 12th at the Utah Spring Classic ... named to Pac-12 All-Academic second team.

2013 Indoor Track:

Earned 24th in the mile with a time of 5:12.21 at the MPSF Championships ... season-best mile time of 5:06.21 at the Husky Classic ... seventh in the mile at the Bronco Invitational ... ran a season-best 800 time of 2:21.67 at New Mexico for eighth ... received MPSF All-Academic team honors.

2012 Cross Country:

Finished 69th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships with a six-kilometer time of 22:20.8 ... earned 79th at the Pac-12 Championships ... finished 16th at the Utah State Open ... named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team.

2012 Outdoor Track:

Redshirt season.

2012 Indoor Track:

Redshirt season.

2011 Cross Country:

Finished 105th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a time of 23:45.6 ... finished 87th at Pac-12 Championships ... earned eighth at Utah State Open with a time of 17:56 ... was the 11th overall finisher at BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 18:53 ... claimed the 11th spot at UNLV Invitational.

High School:

Four-time state qualifier in cross country ... finished fourth at the state cross country championships in junior and senior seasons ... earned team's MVP award three consecutive years ... received all-state accolades 12 times (eight in track and four in cross country) ... earned eight academic all-state awards ... personal bests include: 400 (58.6 seconds), 800 (2:14), 1,600 (5:03), 3,200 (11:28), and three mile (18:01) ... member of National Honor Society.


Daughter of David and Suzanne Rietz ... exercise sports science major ... enjoys horseback riding, camping, cross fit, yoga, and skiing.

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