Nikki Rietz and Katelyn Stringfellow named to All-Academic Second-Team.
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.
2012 Outdoor Track:
Garnered a fifth-place performance in the 5000m at the U.S Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships, clocking a time of 17:28.56 ... secured 36th place at the NCAA First and Second Round meet with a 5000m time of 16:45.63 ... finished second in the 1500m with a time of 4:48.17 at the Wildcat Invitational ... earned USTFCCCA All-Academic status.
2012 Indoor Track:
Finished sixth in the 5000m at the MPSF Championships with a season-best time of 16:45.43 ... earned 22nd in the 3000m at the MPSF Championships finishing in a personal-record time of 9:44.01 ... collected a first-place finish in the 5000m at the Husky Invitational with a time of 16:52.87.
2011 Cross Country:
In first collegiate race, finished second overall at Utah State Open ... clocked a third-place time of 15:07 at Nevada Twilight ... second overall and first collegiate athlete to finish at UNLV Invitational with a time of 18:23 ... finished 45th at Pac-12 Conference Championships ... finished fifth for the Utes and 80th overall at NCAA Mountain Region Championships.
Four-time state qualifier in track and cross country ... placed fourth in the 1600m and fifth in the 3200m her junior season at the 4A State Championships ... won region cross country championship and placed third at state championships ... made the Footlocker All-West Second Team and finished 22nd overall at the national meet ... broke the indoor state record in the 3200m with a time of 11:01 ... won state championships in the 1600m, and 3200m during her senior season ... earned the performance of the year award in track ... won the 3200m at the Great Southwest track meet after her high school season ended.
Personal: Daughter of JoAnn and Wendell Hurst ... born July 27, 1993 ... has two older brothers and one younger sister ... major is undecided.