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  Nikki Rietz
Nikki  Rietz

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Billings, Mont.

High School:
West HS

Event:
Distance

01/26/2012

Utah Track and Field Excels in Classroom

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

Personal Bests:
Mile (Indoor) 4:53.80
1,500 (Outdoor) 4:29.87
800 (Outdoor) 2:12.30
800 (Indoor) 2:16.45

On Rietz:
Ranks sixth all-time at Utah in the indoor mile (4:53.80) … three-time track Pac-12 All-Academic, earning first-team honors in 2015 … three-time MPSF All-Academic … three-time cross country Pac-12 All-Academic, earning first-team honors in 2014.

2015 Outdoor Track:
Finished 24th in the 1,500 at the Pac-12 Championships … season-best time of 4:29.87 with a win in the 1,500 at the Border Clash … season-best 800 time of 2:12.30 against Oregon State … sixth in the 800 at the Stanford Invitational and eighth in the event at the Utah Spring Classic … first-team Pac-12 All-Academic.

2015 Indoor Track:
Finished 21st in the mile at the MPSF Championships and placed 37th in the 3,000 with a season-best time of 9:55.42 … season-best time of 4:53.80 in the mile at the Husky Classic, which ranks sixth all-time at Utah … second in the 800 at the Bronco Invite (2:16.45) while finishing seventh in the 3,000 … MPSF All-Academic Team.

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 season-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:
Finished 21st in the mile at the MPSF Championships in 4:57.10 … 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.

2012 Indoor Track:
Redshirt.

2011 Cross Country:
Finished 105th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a time of 23:45.6 ... finished 87th at the Pac-12 Championships ... earned eighth at the Utah State Open with a time of 17:56 ... was the 11th overall finisher at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 18:53 ... claimed the 11th spot at the UNLV Invitational.

High School:
Four-time state qualifier in cross country ... finished fourth at the state cross country championships in her 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.

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

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