Amanda Mergaert set the school record in the 800 meters during her first international race
July 1, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Competing in her first international race, Utah's Amanda Mergaert broke the school record in the 800 meters.
After competing at the US Track and Field Championships, the Michigan native finished second at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Mergaert's previous best in the event was 2:06.33 but this afternoon, she clocked in with a time of 2:04.73. The previous school record at Utah was held by Lucy Yates who ran the event in 2:06.21 just two years ago.
Mergaert will now compete in the 800 meters at the Lafarge High Performance Meet in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. She will race on Wednesday night at 9:05 MT