Amanda Mergaert qualifies for third consecutive NCAA Championships.
Utes head to Fort Collins, Colo., for regional meet.
Amanda Mergaert earns all-conference first-team honors.
Utes slated to compete against six nationally-ranked teams on Saturday.
Senior Amanda Mergaert leads Utes at NCAA Pre-Nationals.
2012 Outdoor Track:
Qualified for the NCAA First Round where she finished 48th in the 800m with a time of 2:13.69 ... captured 15th place at the Pac-12 Conference Championships in the 800m, clocking a time of 2:11.58 ... finished first with a personal-best time of 2:07.64 in the 800m at the Utah Spring Classic.
2012 Indoor Track:
Earned14th place at the MPSF Championships in the mile with a time of 4:50.19 ... finished second in the mile in her first collegiate race with a time of 4:52.55 at the Boise State Open ... clocked a third-place time of 2:14.76 in the 800m for third at the Mountain States Games.
2011 Cross Country:
Member of the four-time 1A Utah state champion cross country team ... finished fifth at the state cross country meet ... individual state champion in the 800m ... ran anchor leg of the state champion 1600m relay team ... earned second place at the state cross country meet during her junior season ... earned Southwest conference honors in track and field ... named 1A Female runner of the Year by Coaches Association in Utah track and field.
Daughter of Javier and Amada Chavez ... undecided on major ... hobbies include reading and spending time with family ... born August 23, 1992.