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Utah's Amanda Mergaert to Race at NCAA Championships

Amanda Mergaert will compete in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships

Amanda Mergaert will compete in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships

June 3, 2013

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Utah Track and Field's Amanda Mergaert will compete for the Utes at this weekend's NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Mergaert, a senior All-American in both cross country and track, has qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 1500 meters for a third-consecutive year.

Last weekend in Austin at the NCAA Preliminaries, Mergaert ran the fastest time in the trials, winning her heat in 4:19.08. She advanced to the quarterfinals and finished nine-hundredths of a second off her best time of the season placing fourth in her heat and seventh overall with a time of 4:15.19.

Mergaert will race in the 1500 semifinals on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. MT. If she is able to advance, the finals of the 1500 meters will be at 3:20 p.m. MT on Saturday.


 

 

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