Destanae Howerton-Davis breaks her own record in the discus.
Amanda Mergaert finishes third in the 1500m.
Aoife Hickey qualifies for European Championships.
21 Utah track and field athletes earn academic honors.
Klaudia Rokossa broke the school record in pole vault at UVU Invitational.
2012 Cross Country:
Qualified for her third consecutive NCAA Championships, finishing 14th and became the first Utah cross country athlete to earn All-American honors in 25 years ... earned all-region accolades for finishing fourth at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships ... first Utah cross country athlete to be named first team All-Pac-12 for sixth-place performance at Pac-12 Championships ... finished third at the Stanford Invitational ... honorable mention all-academic Pac-12.
2012 Outdoor Track:
Placed 14th in the 1500m clocking a personal-record time of 4:13.63 at the NCAA Championships ... earned seventh place at the Pac-12 Conference Championships, clocking a 1500m time of 4:22.88 ... captured first place in the 800m at the Arizona State Invitational with a time of 2:10.11 ... finished seventh in the 1500m at the NCAA first and second round meet with a time of 4:19.23 ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
2012 Indoor Track:
Won the title in the mile race at the MPSF Championships, setting a school record with a time of 4:39.29 ... ran the 1600m leg of the distance medley relay that set a school record time of 11:05.78, earning third at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... earned 12th in the mile at the NCAA Last Chance Qualifier recording a time of 4:44.27 ... named to MPSF All-Academic Team.
2011 Cross Country:
Earned 84th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, clocking a six-kilometer time of 20:53.6 ... finished ninth at NCAA Mountain Region Championships, which qualified for the NCAA Championships as an automatic individual qualifier ... received All-Region accolades from the USTFCCCA ... named to Pac-12 Second Team ... started off the season at Stanford Invitational, where she finished fourth overall with a time of 20:27 ... finished fourth at six-kilometer Chile Pepper Invitational with a personal-record time of 20:19.5 ... was the first Utah athlete to finish and 10th overall finisher at Pac-12 Championships ... received Pac-12 Honorable Mention All-Academic Honors.
2011 Outdoor Track:
Named to the All-American Second Team by the USTFCCCA ... named the USTFCCCA Mountain Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year ... finished fifth in the 800m with a time of 2:08.06 at the Stanford Invitational ... earned seventh overall in the 1500m with a lifetime-best performance of 4:23.51 at the Mt. Sac Relays ... clocked a personal-record 800m time of 2:07.38 for first place at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... ran 1200m leg of distance medley relay that set a school-record time of 11:17.09 to earn school's first ever relay champion at Drake Relays ... finished third in the 1500m at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... clocked a school-record 1500m time of 4:16.57 to finish first place at the NCAA Regional Championships ... concluded season with 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 1500m race ... named to the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Team ... earned All-MWC honors.
2011 Indoor Track:
Broke the school-record mile time in season debut with a time of 4:46.40 at the New Mexico Invitational ... at Bronco Open, set a personal-best 800m time of 2:08.78, which earned first place ... finished second in the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 4:52.00 ... broke her own school record for the third time in the mile with a time of 4:44.00 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... posted a lifetime-best 1600m split of 4:40.7 on the school-record setting distance medley relay team. ... received MWC All-Conference team honors.
Finished 45th with a time of 20:56 at the NCAA Championships, which was five places shy of All-American honors ... posted personal-record and a ninth-place finish (20:45.2) at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships ... earned All-Region recognition from the USTFCCCA ... finished first for Utah in every meet she competed in during the season ... in season debut, finished 18th overall (21:19) at the 6K Stanford Invitational ... earned first career MWC Athlete of the Week honors for performance at Stanford Invitational ... finished first overall at Nevada-Reno meet with a time of 19:36 ... received Academic All-MWC accolades.
2010 Outdoor Track:
Earned sixth (2:09.82) in her 800m heat at the NCAA West Regional ... at the Payton Jordan Carnival Invitational, set a season-record 800m time of 2:07.99 ... posted a 4:30.19 (third place) at the Stanford invitational, her first time running the 1500m event ... finished first place in the 800m (2:10.28) at the Willie Williams Classic ... finished fifth in the final round of the 1,500m run with a time of 4:35.37 in the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Junior Championships ... earned Academic All-MWC honors.
2010 Indoor Track:
Ran the 1200m leg (3:27) of distance medley relay that set a school record time (11:13.77) ... finished second place and set a school record time of 4:51.21 in the mile run at the MWC Indoor Championships ... won conference title as a member of the distance medley relay that clocked a 11:38.59 (ranks second in MWC Championships history) ... placed first overall in the mile at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 4:56.02 ... set a personal-best time of 2:14.51 in the 800m for first place at the Mountain State Games ... finished fifth at Bronco Invite in the mile run ... ran the 1200m leg of distance medley relay team that set a then- school-record time of 11:13.77 at NCAA Last Chance Qualifier.
First Utah runner to cross the finish in final four meets of 2009 season ... earned academic all-conference honors ... finished 13th with a time of 17:59.8 at the Utah State Open (3 mi.) ... completed WAC Preview Invite (5k) third overall with a time of 20:17 ... season-best 6k time at the Chile Pepper Invite with a time of 22:07.47 for 32nd place ... finished NCAA Mountain Regional 57th with a time of 22:29.5.
Personal bests include 400m dash in 58seconds and 800m run in 2:15 ... earned third place in the 800m run at 2008 State track meet and fifth-place in 2009 ... member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and National Youth Leadership program ... McDonald's Scholar Athlete and Utica Academic Scholar.
Daughter of Dan and Sharon Mergaert ... majoring in physiology with a minor in chemistry ... hobbies include biking, reading and traveling ... born September 4, 1991.