Amanda Mergaert ran the fourth fastest time in Utah school history as she won the mile run with a time of 4:56.02.
Feb. 14, 2010
AMES, Iowa - The distance runners from the University of Utah track and field team had a successful day at the Iowa State Classic. Freshman Amanda Mergaert won the mile run with a new personal best.
Mergaert had a time of 4:56.02 in the mile run to earn first place overall. Her new lifetime best ranks fourth on Utah's all-time performance list. It was only her second time running that race at the collegiate level. She won the unseeded sections and was 15th in all sections combined.
Freshmen Nikki Dotter and Megan Combe also set new personal bests on Saturday in the non-seeded 800m run. Dotter finished the race in 2:18.75 (33rd overall) and Combe finished in 2:21.42 (43rd overall).
Freshman Lauryn McKay competed in the non-seeded 400m dash for 23rd place overall with a time of 58.51.
The University of Utah track and field team will compete at the Wildcat Tune-Up on Feb. 18-20 in preparation for the Indoor Mountain West Conference Championships.