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CONTENTS

AURALEA FAIN

NIKKIE RUDDER

REBEKAH WINTERTON

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Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The 2014 Utes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Utah Track & Field Quick Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2014 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2014 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2014 Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Head Coach Kyle Kepler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15 What They’re Saying About Kyle Kepler . . . . . . . 16-17 Associate Head Coach Burke Bockman . . . . . . . . . . 18 Assistant Coach Tapio Kuusela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Track & Field Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 NCAA and USA Championships Success . . . . . . . 22-23 McCarthey Family Track & Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Alex Smith Strength & Conditioning Center . . . 28-29 The Pac-12 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Salt Lake City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 The University of Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Campus Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Academic Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Athlete Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-57 2012-13 Season Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 2013 Cross Country Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Indoor Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Outdoor Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 All-Time Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Indoor All-Time Performance List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Outdoor All-Time Performance List . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67


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Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 1,124,197 4,657 ft. David W. Pershing, Ph.D. Chris Hill, Ph.D. 1850 32,388 Utes Crimson and White Swoop (Red-Tailed Hawk) McCarthey Family Track & Field www.UtahUtes.com Pac-12 NCAA Division I

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Kyle Kepler Northern Iowa, 1998/2004 801.585.6858 kyle.kepler@huntsman.utah.edu Burke Bockman Northern Iowa, 2003/UW-LaCrosse, 2005 801.585.6858 bbockman@huntsman.utah.edu Tapio Kuusela BYU, 1982 801.581.3525 tkuusela@huntsman.utah.edu

Editorial: Brooke Frederickson, Connor Malmberg and Eric Doughty Layout and Design: Mike Lageschulte Cover Design: Old Hat Creative Photography: Steve Wilson, U. Special Collections- J.W. Marriott Library, Salt Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

2013 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Finish . . . . . . . . 10th 2013 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Finish . . . . . . 11th 2013 Pac-12 Cross Country Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th 2013 NCAA Cross Country Regional Finish . . . . . . . 8th Track and Field SID . . . . . . . . Office Phone . . . . . . . . E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mailing Address . . . . . . . . . .

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THE 2014 SEASON

Row One (left to right): Christine Van Brocklin, Alex Shaw-Villagrana, Hilary Troutner, Rebekah Winterton, Giselle Slotboom, AuraLea Fain, Dana Snell, Aiofe Hickey. Row Two: Heather Elliott (Trainer), Theresa Waybright, Megan Meier, Becky Sarmiento, Susannah Hurst, Lauren Mills, Makenzie Clark, Alyssa Stetler, Ilse Kaaja, Destanae Howerton-Davis, Alissa Atisme, Amanda Mergaert (Student Assistant Coach). Row Three: Tapio Kuusela (Assistant Coach), Nikkie Rudder, Kendahl Melvin, Kayla McMurray, Rosalie Waller, Allison Aafedt, Hannah MaInturff, Andrea Chavez, Nicole Rietz, Jessica Sams, Alexandria Eisenbeiss, Kayla Taulapapa, Kia Wilson, Hanah Kropf (Trainer). Row Four: Burke Bockman (Associate Head Coach), Kayla Goodwin, Grace Englund, Stephanie Jolley, Rhianna Williams, Samantha Meyer, Kassie Nagel, Alyssa Johnson, Jameela Hayes, Kailey Hansen, Courtney Jost, Jared Ocana (Volunteer Assistant Coach), Kyle Kepler (Head Coach).

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2014 SCHEDULE INDOOR January

11 18 24-25 31 31 February 1 1 8 14-15 21-22 22 28 March 1 14-15

BYU Invitational Snake River Open Cherry and Silver Invitational Moutain States Games Washington Invitational

Provo, Utah Pocatello, Idaho Albuquerque, N.M. Pocatello, Idaho Seattle, Wash.

Moutain States Games Washington Invitational Bronco Invitational Husky Classic U.S. Indoor Championships Weber State Open MPSF Championships

Pocatello, Idaho Seattle, Wash. Napma, Idaho Seattle, Wash. Albuquerque, N.M Ogden, Utah Seattle, Wash.

MPSF Championships NCAA Championships

Seattle, Wash. Albuquerque, N.M.

OUTDOOR

March 21-22 29 29 April 4-5 11 12 18-19 18-19 18-19 25-26 25-26 May 3 7 17-18 29-31 June 11-14 6

Trojan Invitational Arizona State Invitational UVU Invitational

Los Angeles, Calif. Tempe, Ariz. Orem, Utah

Stanford Invitational Utah Spring Classic Weber State Invitational Beach Invitational Mark Faldmo Invitational Mt. Sac Relays Drake Relays Robinson Invitational

Palo Alto, Calif. Salt Lake City Ogden, Utah Norwalk, Calif. Logan, Utah Los Angeles, Calif. Des Moines, Iowa Provo, Utah

Payton Jordan Invitational Weber State Twilight Pac-12 Championships NCAA First/Second Rounds

Palo Alto, Calif. Ogden, Utah Pullman, Wash. Fayetteville, Ark.

NCAA Championships

Eugene, Ore.

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2014 ROSTER Name Allison Aafedt Alissa Atisme Andrea Chavez Makenzie Clark Alexandria Eisenbeiss Grace Englund AuraLea Fain Kayla Goodwin Kailey Hansen Jameela Hayes Aoife Hickey Destanae Howerton-Davis Susannah Hurst Alyssa Johnson Stephanie Jolley Courtney Jost Ilse Kaaja Hannah McInturff Kayla McMurray Megan Meier Kendahl Melvin Samantha Meyer Lauren Mills Kassie Nagel Danielle Perez Nicole Rietz Nikkie Rudder Jessica Sams Becky Sarmiento Alex Shaw-Villagrana Giselle Slotboom Dana Snell Alyssa Stetler Kayla Taulapapa Hilary Troutner Christine Van Brocklin Suzie Vozarova Rosalie Waller Theresa Waybright Rhianna Williams Kia Wilson Rebekah Winterton

Events Sprints Sprints Distance Distance Sprints/Mid. Dist. Sprints Distance Javelin Jumps Sprints Throws Throws Distance Sprints Hurdles Jumps Throws Distance Hurdles Sprints Middle Distance Throws Distance Throws Sprints Distance Throws Distance Distance Distance Distance Distance Distance Jumps Distance Hurdles Multiple Hurdles/Mid. Dist. Pole Vault Sprints Sprints Distance

Class SO FR JR FR JR FR RS-JR RS-SO SO SO RS-JR SR JR RS-SR RS-SR FR FR FR JR FR RS-JR FR JR FR FR RS-SO RS-SR FR FR RS-SO RS-JR FR SO FR RS-SR FR RS-JR SR RS-SR FR JR RS-JR

Hometown Evergreen, Colo. Layton, Utah Ogden, Utah Bountiful, Utah Boise, Idaho Issaquah, Wash. Billings, Mont. West Jordan, Utah Bluffdale, Utah West Jordan, Utah Kilkenny, Ireland Las Vegas, Nev. Salt Lake City, Utah Winnipeg, M.B., Canada Centerville, Utah Gig Harbor, Wash. Espoo, Finland Pocatello, Idaho Soda Springs, Idaho Sandy, Utah Boise, Idaho Highland, Utah Aurora, Colo. Morgan, Utah Taylorsville, Utah Billings, Mont. Nampa, Idaho Ogden, Utah Orange, Calif. Ogden, Utah Sassenheim, Netherlands Meridian, Idaho Elko, Nev. Kahuku, Hawaii Provo, Utah Kaysville, Utah Lindon, Utah Bountiful, Utah Boise, Idaho Fort Collins, Colo. Ogden, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah

Previous School Evergreen HS Layton Christian HS St. Joseph’s HS Woods Cross HS Bishop Kelly HS Issaquah HS Billings Senior High Copper Hills HS Herriman HS West Jordan HS University of Alabama Canyon Springs HS East HS Sisler HS Viewmont HS Gig Harbor HS Helsinki University Century HS Soda Springs HS Hillcrest HS Bishop Kelly HS Lone Peak HS Smoky Hill HS Morgan HS Taylorsville HS West HS Skyview HS Ogden HS El Modena HS St. Joseph’s HS Jacksonville State Rocky Mountain HS Elko HS Kahuku HS Timpview HS Davis HS Timpanogos HS Bountiful HS Borah HS Fossil Ridge HS Ogden HS Skyline HS

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2014 SEASON OUTLOOK we lost a great deal of talent, experience, and success through graduation last year. However, in all of the event groups we have very capable athletes who have been to the NCAA Championships or were on the verge of qualifying a year ago. “I also feel we have some very talented newcomers who can help us right away. We have the potential to send another large group to the NCAA GISELLE SLOTBOOM X Distance Championships and continue x improving in the Pac-12 as ALLISON AEFEDT NICOLE REITZ well.” Sprints/Middle Distance Distance Utah got its indoor season underway on Jan. 11 at the BYU Invitational. On April 11, the Utes will Losing 11 seniors, including five-time All-American host their annual home Utah Spring Classic at the Amanda Mergaert, the Utes will be looking for McCarthey Family Track and Field. their underclassmen to play a significant role in the upcoming season. Despite the youth in most DISTANCE positions, the team will be aided by the return of Fresh off a solid season in cross country, the Utah seniors Stephanie Jolley and Alyssa Johnson in the distance runners have turned their full attention to sprinting events. Furthermore, the throwers will be the track. Junior Rebekah Winterton qualified for her bolstered by the return of junior Aoife Hickey. The first NCAA Cross Country Championships in November distance group will be strengthened by the return of and will look to continue that momentum onto the junior Rebekah Winterton, who took much of 2013 track as she competes in the longer distance events. off due to injury. Winterton and junior Susannah Hurst both qualified “This team is about as well rounded as we have for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 10,000m last had here at Utah in awhile,” Kepler stated. “Obviously, year.

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Entering its third year as a member of the Pac-12 Conference, the Utah women’s track & field team is gearing up for another successful campaign in 2014. Now in his ninth season, head coach Kyle Kepler is challenged with the task of preparing a young squad to compete in the nation’s top conference.

SPRINTS/HURDLES

Under the watch of associate head coach Burke Bockman, the sprints and hurdles group has continually improved during its time in the Pac-12. During the indoor season, Stephanie Jolley will make her final appearance for the Utes. An NCAA qualifier, Jolley emerged as a top 400 hurdle athlete in the conference following a breakout senior outdoor campaign in 2013.

STEPHANIE JOLLEY

Hurdles

Junior Andrea Chavez will also compete as a distance runner, but will focus on the 800m, mile and 1,500m events. Chavez finished seventh at the Pac-12 Championships in 2013 and was a 2012 NCAA Preliminaries qualifier in the 800. The distance group will also be aided by the addition of five freshmen who all showcased a high level of talent during the cross country season. “We have three distance student athletes returning with NCAA meet experience,” Kepler said. “We will rely on them, and hopefully a few of the other veterans can step up and continue to make strides in their direction.”

ANDREA CHAVEZ

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2014 SEASON OUTLOOK roles on relay teams that have posted historic marks in Utah’s record books. The squad will also feature five incoming freshmen that will be counted on for an immediate impact. “This is a diverse group in regard to experience,” Kepler commented. “Waller headlines this group. She is a two-time NCAA qualifier in the 800 meters and has been a Pac-12 scorer on two different occasions. “Fifth-year seniors Jolley and Johnson will be counted on to provide leadership. We also look for freshmen Rhianna Williams, Alyssa Atisme and Christine Van Brocklin to make an immediate impact as well.”

JUMPS

ALEXANDRIA EISENBEISS

Sprints/Middle Distance

Alyssa Johnson will compete for the Utes during the outdoor season after gaining an extra season due to redshirt. Her presence in the 400 and on relay teams will provide experience and depth. Bockman will also rely on senior Rosalie Waller and junior Alexandria Eisenbeiss to play a big role in the group’s success. Waller is a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Preliminaries in the 800 and Eisenbeiss also qualified in the event in 2013. Both have filled crucial

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The jumps group features many new faces, including volunteer coach Jared Ocana, who will help Coach Bockman oversee the short sprints and horizontal jumpers. Senior pole vaulter Theresa Waybright will be the leader of the group. Alongside Waybright will be true freshmen Courtney Jost (high jump, long jump, triple jump) and Kayla Taulapapa (long jump, triple jump). With only one year of collegiate experience combined, the group shows promising talent heading into the indoor season. “Fifth-year senior pole vaulter Theresa Waybright headlines this group,” Kepler stated. “Freshman Courtney Jost is a three-event athlete, who should be able to adjust to this level quickly. The addition of sophomore Kailey Hansen, who was injury-plagued during the 2013 outdoor season, will also provide depth in the high jump.”

THROWS

The throws group enters the season with the most experience led by the return of Aoife Hickey (weight throw, hammer throw) and Nikkie Rudder (hammer throw, shot put, discus). During the outdoor


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season last year, Hickey qualified for the European Championships in the hammer throw. Under the direction of assistant coach Tapio Kuusela, Hickey has developed and will look to make a splash in the weight throw during the indoor season. Rudder also returns to the group after taking

AOIFE HICKEY

Throws

THERESA WAYBRIGHT

Pole Vault

a redshirt season in 2013. At the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, Rudder earned seventh in the shot put. The throws group will also be enhanced by the addition of freshmen Ilse Kaaja (hammer throw) and Kassie Nagel (shot put, discus). “With top returner and NCAA qualifier Destanae Howerton-Davis redshirting, we will be counting on fifth-year senior Nikkie Rudder in the shot and discus,” Kepler stated. “Redshirt junior and NCAA qualifier Aoife Hickey will look to continue her success in the hammer throw. Kaaja will provide depth and talent in the hammer as well. Another freshman, Nagel will be W W W . U T A H U T E S . C O M

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KYLE KEPLER

HEAD COACH - 9TH YEAR

Kyle Kepler is heading into his ninth year as the head coach of the Utah women’s cross country and track & field programs. Kepler’s organization and attention to detail have allowed him to develop a solid foundation and create a competitive program that has steadily improved each year. In 15 years of coaching at the NCAA Division I level, Kepler has seen 33 conference champions, 149 allconference athletes, 60 NCAA qualifiers, 31 NCAA finals qualifiers, and 12 NCAA All-Americans. Kepler’s influence on his student-athletes is not just visible on the track, but also in the classroom. The women’s cross country squad has been honored by USTFCCCA as an All-Academic team seven out of the previous eight seasons with the 2012 team posting a GPA of 3.317. The track and field team has been a USTFCCCA All-Academic team during six of the previous eight seasons with the 2013 team posting a GPA of 3.171.

2013-14

During the 2013 cross country season, Kepler helped junior Rebekah Winterton to her first NCAA Cross Country Championships bid. Winterton finished 89th overall, marking the fifth time under Kepler’s reign that a Utah cross country student-athlete has finished in the top 90 at the NCAA Championships. The Utes also finished eighth as a team at both the Pac-12 Conference and Mountain Regional Championships.

2012-13

Under Kepler’s direction, the 2012 women’s cross country team posted a monumental season. Senior Amanda Mergaert qualified for her third-consecutive NCAA Championships and became the first All-American from Utah in 25 years. Her 14th place finish is the highest ever recorded by a Utah athlete at the NCAA Championships. Kepler also coached the Utes to a sixthplace finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional, which marked the second-highest finish for the Utes in school history, as well as the first time in program history that Utah defeated in-state rival BYU at the regional meet.

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The team continued its success into the indoor season. At the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, the Utes earned 10th place, and were again led by the resilience of Mergaert, who capped off the indoor season with an All-American fifth-place performance in the mile at the NCAA Championships. The team continued to succeed as it moved outdoors and into Pac-12 Conference competition. In the second season as a member of the conference, Utah captured 11th place and qualified 10 athletes for the NCAA West Preliminary Round. The season again concluded with Mergaert again making history in the 1,500 by placing third and earning All-America honors. Mergaert is only the second Ute to earn All-America recognition in all three sports in the same academic year. Off the track, Kepler saw 19 student-athletes receive Pac-12 academic honors.

2011-12

In the inaugural Pac-12 season, Kepler led Utah into the most elite cross country conference in the nation. During the year, the Utes outperformed expectations and finished eighth at the NCAA Mountain Regionals. Kepler also coached Mergaert to her second consecutive NCAA qualifying performance, becoming the first Utah cross country athlete to earn All-Pac-12 accolades. Not only did Kepler’s attention focus on the athletic sphere, but his persistence for achievement in the classroom helped the Utes earn the second-highest GPA in the conference (3.308). During the 2012 indoor track and field season, Kepler coached Mergaert to the school’s first MPSF individual title in the mile, shattering her own school-record performance with a time of 4:39.29. Kepler also oversaw the development of the distance medley relay, which finished the season ranked 15th in the country and set a new school-record time (11:05.78) for the second consecutive year. The Utes found a great deal of success in its inaugural Pac-12 outdoor track and field season, which ended in a 10th-place finish with 21 points. Earning the 21 team points were seven different individuals and one relay


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team. Senior Brianna LeRoy became the first Utah track athlete to earn All-Pac-12 honors with her performance in the high jump. LeRoy went on to qualify for the NCAA Championships, finishing 22nd overall to earn third-team All-America accolades. Kepler also helped Mergaert to a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, earning second-team All-America honors in the 1,500 after breaking the school record and missing the finals by .15 of a second. Kepler coached nine athletes to NCAA qualifier marks (six were first-time qualifiers). The six first-time qualifiers featured one junior, two sophomores and three true freshmen, all of whom finished in the top 50 at the NCAA Championships in their respective events. Mergaert also finished the year meeting the U.S. Olympic Trials ‘B’ qualifying standard.

2010-11

In the 2010 cross country season, Kepler led a very young Ute squad to a fifth-place finish at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Kepler served as meet director when the Utes hosted the 2010 NCAA West Regional, which received great reviews from critics and coaches from around the region. Under Kepler’s guidance, Mergaert took advantage of her home course and ran to a ninth-place finish and qualified for the NCAA Championships, where she finished 45th overall. The 2011 indoor track and field season saw the Utes finish fifth at the MWC Indoor Championships. Junior Langley Iverson finished second in the high jump at the conference championships to qualify for the NCAA Championships with a mark just shy of a school record. Iverson cleared the six-foot barrier twice throughout the season en-route to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. The distance medley relay team comprised of Alyssa Abbott, Alyssa Johnson, Lucy Yates, and Mergaert ran a new school-record time of 11:11.71 and earned a second-place finish at the Alex Wilson Invitational. That quartet was 13th in the country and just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Throughout the indoor season, the Utes broke three school records, including the mile three different times by

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Mergaert. The success the Utes experienced during the indoor season carried over to the outdoor season where Kepler saw his athletes break three more school records, including the five-kilometer (Abbott), which had not been touched in over 23 years, as well as Angela Kaplar (100 hurdles), and Abbott and Mergaert (1,500). Mergaert qualified for the NCAA Championships and finished 14th in the 1,500. At the Drake Relays, the Utah distance medley relay won the event with a school-record time of 11:17.09. Abbott and Mergaert finished second and third in the 1,500 with Abbott’s time (4:19.73) breaking the 30-yearold school record. Mergaert would go on to break that record with her winning performance of 4:16.57 at the NCAA Regional Championships. LeRoy scored in five events (heptathlon, 100 hurdles, long jump, javelin, and high jump) at the conference meet to lead the Utah effort in its final appearance at the MWC Outdoor Championships.

2009-10

During the 2009 cross country season, Kepler guided one of the youngest teams in the country to a sixth-place finish at the MWC Championships, with two freshmen finishing in the top 30. At the NCAA Mountain Regional meet, four of Utah’s five scoring runners were freshmen. Kepler not only coached the young athletes with a high level of performance, but emphasized the importance of

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HEAD COACH KYLE KEPLER academics with five of his cross country athletes achieving academic all-conference honors. At the MWC Indoor Championships, the Utes finished fourth overall for the second consecutive year. In outdoor track and field, Utah finished sixth overall at the conference meet, but scored 70 or more points for the second-straight year. At the MWC Indoor Championships, Utah’s distance medley team comprised of Mergaert, Chelsey Kaplar, Lucy Yates, and Alyssa Abbott set a new school record and won their first conference title with a time of 11:38.59. The distance medley team finished nearly 11.5 seconds faster than second-place BYU, who had won the event nine of the 10 previous years prior to Utah’s victory. Abbott went on to win her first individual conference title in the 3,000 (9:55.54) the next day. As a freshman, Mergaert claimed the runner-up spot in the mile run in a new school record time (4:51.21). Sophomore Iverson claimed all conference honors in the high jump with clearance of 5-8.75 feet that gave her a runner-up finish as well. Sarah Grimm (weight throw) and the 4x400 relay team were third-place finishers and earned all-MWC honors. Utah’s DMR ended the season ranked 14th in the country after running a schoolrecord 11:13.77 at the Notre Dame Last Chance qualifying meet. The outdoor season saw Abbott run to Utah’s firstever Drake Relays championship in the 1,500 with a time of 4:23.48. She was also the conference champion in that event with a time of 4:29.98. Grimm broke the school record in the hammer throw with her toss of 207-1.75 feet at the Mark Faldmo Invitational. Grimm (hammer throw), Kaplar (400 hurdles), Iverson (high jump), and the 4x400 relay earned all-MWC honors. Yates qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career, where she finished 23rd overall in the 800. Her time (2:06.21) in the preliminary round at the NCAA West Regional Championships set a new Utah school record. Between indoor and outdoor track and field, Kepler guided his athletes to 16 all-MWC honors. Grimm qualified for the NCAA West Region Championships and was ranked in the top 10 in the nation for the hammer throw during the last half of the season. Kepler saw eight athletes qualify for regionals under the new qualifying system. Twenty athletes from the track and field team also earned academic all-conference honors. 14

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2008-09 The 2008 season was a banner year for Coach Kepler and the Utes. He coached the cross country team to a third-place finish at the MWC Championships, which is the highest finish in school history. En route to that third-place finish, the Utes defeated defending conference champion Colorado State. The team also had a top-10 finish at the NCAA Regional Meet, placing sixth overall. Abbott (9th) and Chelsea DiGrazia (21st) were named to the NCAA All-Mountain Region team. Abbott advanced to the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships where she placed 76th with a time of 21:00.5, missing all-American status by 19 seconds. The successful momentum transferred into the track and field season as Kepler coached his athletes to 135 new personal bests between the indoor and outdoor seasons. The team finished fifth at the MWC Outdoor Championships. Senior Chelsea Shapard won the 400 hurdles for the third consecutive year, while Grimm and Iverson won the hammer throw and high jump titles, respectively. Seven Utes were named to the all-conference team in four events. Kepler and his staff coached two athletes (Shapard and Grimm) to the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Shapard went on to qualify and compete at the 2009 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, finishing 21st overall. Iverson also qualified and competed at the 2009 USA Track and Field Junior National Championships. 2007-08 In 2007, Kepler coached the cross country team to an improved fifth-place finish at the MWC Championships, including three top-25 finishers. At the NCAA Mountain Region Championships, Abbott finished 24th overall and was named to the NCAA All-Mountain Region team as a sophomore. Kellie Anderson and Lauren Endersen also garnered top-50 finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships. On the track, Shapard broke her own school record in the 400 hurdles with a time of 58.07 at the Arkansas Twilight. She also went on to win her second-consecutive MWC 400 hurdle title. Shapard was named to the All-West Region Team after a third-place finish at the NCAA West Region Championships. At the NCAA Championships, she advanced to the semifinals and finished 15th overall.


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Josefin Berg had a podium finish at the MWC Championships where she was an all-MWC performer after placing third with a hammer throw of 182-3. She qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Track and Field Championships, where she placed 22nd overall with a throw of 185-10 feet. The Utes finished sixth in the outdoor MWC Championships and seventh at the indoor MWC Championships.

all-conference accolades, upping his career total of allconference athletes to 80. In addition to the all-conference honors, Kepler mentored another 19 conference champions. In his first season, Kepler saw three athletes and his 4x100 relay team all set new school marks. Among the top performances in school history were Feigt’s 3,880-point performance in the pentathlon, Mortensen’s 205-foot throw in the hammer and Roby’s 47-3.5 effort in the shot put.

2006-07 During the 2006 cross country season, Kepler guided freshman Abbott to a top-25 finish at the MWC Championships (23rd) and a top-50 finish at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (46th). After only a year under Kepler’s coaching, the Utes improved to sixth place in the team standings. During the track season, Kepler saw seven all-MWC performers between the indoor and outdoor seasons, and coached two MWC outdoor champions: Shapard and Amanda Feigt. Both qualified for regionals along with Abbott, Mandie Rowell and Susan Atwater. Shapard and Feigt were also NCAA qualifiers during the 2007 outdoor season. Feigt was a USA Track and Field national qualifier in the 400 hurdles where she was a semi-finalist. Abbott was junior national qualifier in the 800.

Personal Prior to coming to Utah, Kepler served as Northern Iowa’s head men’s and women’s cross country coach and assistant track and field coach for two seasons. He was on staff at UNI for a total of seven years, serving as an assistant cross country coach for five years prior to being named head coach in 2003. Kepler was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2003 after leading the Panthers to a MVC title. The Panthers won 12 MVC titles among cross country and indoor and outdoor track during his tenure with the Panthers. At UNI, he served as the meet manager for the 2003 NCAA Cross Country Championships and Pre-Nationals meet. Kepler was also named the meet director of the annual A. D. Dickinson Relays, one of the largest high school indoor meets in the nation. Kepler competed at Northern Iowa, taking part in both cross country and track and field for the Panthers and serving as a team captain during the 1997-98 school year. As an athlete, Kepler was a member of five MVC championship teams. He earned all-conference honors nine times during his collegiate career, was a two-time allregion cross country selection and a six-time Academic AllMVC honoree. Kepler holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Northern Iowa. He earned his master’s degree in physical education in 2004 and graduated with a bachelor’s in secondary education (geography) in 1998.

2005-06 The 2005 cross country runners also thrived under Kepler’s direction. While the Utes finished seventh at the MWC championships, he saw three personal-best performances from his team at the 6-km conference championship meet. Kepler also guided two athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2006. Vanessa Mortensen qualified in the hammer throw and just missed All-America accolades with a 10th-place finish (190-7 feet), while Feigt was a first-time qualifier in the 400m hurdles (1:00.7). In addition to the four new school marks in 2006, Kepler, a Webster City, Iowa native, also helped his athletes set 144 new personal bests. When 2006 was all said and done, he saw four of his athletes (Feigt twice, AJ Roby and Mortensen) garner

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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT KYLE included serving as the director of the NCAA Division I Championships) to now leading the up-and-coming Utah program, Kyle Kepler has been a proven winner, team leader, and program developer. His intense commitment to excellence for each individual and the team as a whole allows him to foster the relationships and development among his squads that create excitement and success.”

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Director of Sports Medicine • University of Utah “Coach Kepler is a great coach. He truly cares about all of his athletes and keeps himself well informed on their injuries and limitations. More than any coach I have worked with, he has been able to help his athletes continue to train and improve despite what injuries they may have. He is able to help motivate his athletes to find their best and be self-motivated to work at achieving their best. I consider him a friend and love to work with him and the athletes in his program because they demand so much of themselves.”

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Head Cross Country and Track Coach • Webster City Schools, Webster City, Iowa President of the Iowa Association of Track Coaches “From the moment he showed up on my front porch as a high school freshman, through an outstanding high school and collegiate running career, to assistant and head coaching duties at the University of Northern Iowa (which 16

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“[Kepler] is very dedicated to the overall health and wellbeing of his team and he has made performance related nutrition a priority for his athletes. [Kepler] continues to involve me with the team and individual athletes he is concerned about. He emphasizes an approach that focuses on both the performance of an athlete today, but also the long term health of the athlete. He is a great team player and cares so much about his athletes.”

MIKE JAY

USATF and NCAA Track & Field and Cross Country Meet Announcer “Kyle Kepler is a fine young coach who does things the right way. He is not afraid of hard work. He will continue to raise the bar for Utah Track & Field and Cross Country. He develops athletes in such a way that they are physically and mentally prepared to do their best. His athletes lay it on the line for him, because they know he is with them every step of the way.”


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Glenwood Girls Track and Field/Cross Country Coach • Glenwood Community Schools (Iowa) “I met “Kep” while he was an assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa. My two sons and I attended the track and field/cross country camp at Northern Iowa while he was there. “Kep” and I developed a lasting friendship. His coaching techniques and guidance go far beyond athletics. His personality allows him to get the best from all of the people he meets. He is very loyal to his athletes and coaches and works hard to be the best. It is an honor for me to call him friend and colleague.”

CHELSEA DIGRAZIA

Former University of Utah Track/Cross Country Athlete “I was a walk-on my freshman year when we were under the supervision of a different coach and was introduced to Coach Kep my sophomore year. Under the excellent coaching and supervision of Kep I dropped my mile time by 25 seconds, broke the school record in the mile and ran my way to an all region spot in cross country. Kep had the ability to assess each runner’s individual talents and devloped appropriate workouts accordingly. I trusted my training from Coach K and knew that if I did what he was asking, I was going to run fast. He was always attentive to each individual runner’s needs and spent time coaching each girl on the team. I feel that Kyle has a great ability to take any runner, assess their strengths and weaknesses and then train them into the best shape of their lives. He is attentive to injury and does not force training through ailments, which is key in sports like cross country and track where overuse and abuse is so common. I know that I am not alone in these opinions about his coaching and have had many successful teammates who would agree. Kep took a cross country team (my sophomore year) who could barely finish a workout and turned them into a 3rd place finisher at the conference meet (my senior year) with two runners making all region and one runner making nationals. Even after my running career finished, I have

watched Kep’s cross country and track programs continue to improve each year with more athletes making it to big caliber meets like Nationals every season.”

CODY KRENKA

Head Cross Country Coach/Head Track & Field Coach • Elko High School (Nev.) “Coach Kepler is a great coach who has an amazing ability to take a young athlete fresh out of high school and turn her in to a competitive NCAA Division 1 athlete. He realizes that each athlete has different potential and works hard to get each girl to that potential. As a distance coach for 11 years, I have had more than my fair share of athletes compete at the next level and I can honestly say that the distance program under Coach Kepler at the University of Utah is usually my highest recommendation for my female athletes.”

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BURKE BOCKMAN ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH - 9TH YEAR Burke Bockman enters his ninth season with the Utah women’s track and field program and his fifth season as associate head coach. He will oversee the sprinters and hurdlers in addition to assisting the jumpers. Since beginning his coaching tenure at Utah in 2005, the hurdlers, sprinters and jumpers have broken the indoor school record in eight different events. In addition, his athletes have broken seven outdoor event school records. In 2013, Bockman coached three student-athletes to NCAA qualifying marks. In the 800, junior Rosalie Waller finished sixth at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 2:07.84, which ranks fifth all-time in Utah history. Sophomore Ali Eisenbeiss also qualified for the NCAA Championships posting a time of 2:09.28. Senior Stephanie Jolley also led a stout group of 400 hurdlers as she qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 59.49 seconds. Alyssa Johnson and Waller were also able to clock sub 1:01 times under the direction of Bockman. Bockman’s focus on detail proved to be successful in the relay races. The 4x100 relay won the UVU Invitational title with a seasonbest time of 46.52 seconds. The 4x400 relay team (Johnson, Lauryn McKay, Waller, and Eisenbeiss) ran the second-fastest time in school history at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 3:40.53. During the 2012 outdoor season, Bockman guided senior Brianna LeRoy to the third-best heptathlon performance in school history, tallying 5,221 points at the Pac-12 Championships and an NCAA qualifying performance in the long jump. Bockman also mentored Jolley to a seventh-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and an NCAA qualifying bid in the 400 hurdles. Under Bockman’s guidance, former walk-on Waller earned seventh at the Pac-12 Championships and qualified for the NCAA Championships. He had a total of four athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships in 2012. The indoor season featured two relay teams that broke school records under Bockman’s watch. At the MPSF Championships, the 4x400 relay team of McKay, Eisenbeiss, Griffin, and Lucy Yates

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set a school-record time of 3:45.27 finishing seventh overall. The distance medley relay posted a school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational finishing third with a time of 11:05.78. Bockman also helped lead LeRoy to a fourth-place performance in the pentathlon at the MPSF Championships, which ranks fourth on the school’s all-time best performances. In 2011, Bockman coached Angela Kaplar to school-record hurdles performances in both indoor and outdoor track. Kaplar posted an indoor record time of 8.56 in the 60 hurdles. During the 2011 outdoor season, Kaplar broke her previous 100 hurdles school-record time of 13.90 with a new record time of 13.61 at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Bockman also oversaw the development of then junior LeRoy in the multi-events. In 2011, LeRoy posted a personal-best heptathlon performance of 5,090 points and had second-place finishes at both the Drake Relays and the MWC Championships. LeRoy also recorded the fifth best long jump in school history with a 19-8.25. Bockman’s first five seasons at Utah saw a total of six all-conference relay teams highlighted by Utah’s 2009 NCAA qualifying 3:38.96 4x400 team. From 2006-10, The 400 hurdle group flourished with eight NCAA qualifiers (Fresqueze 06, Feigt 06&07, Shapard 0709, Kaplar 09&10). Chelsea Shapard was consistently in the spotlight winning three consecutive MWC titles while qualifying for the NCAA Championships each of those years. Shapard’s career was highlighted by her 13th-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships with a time of 48.36 and her appearance at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships. In 2007 Amanda Feigt placed herself as one of the best all-around track and field athletes in Utah history. After winning the MWC title in the heptathlon, she qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the long jump and the 400 hurdles. Feigt went on to the NCAA finals in the heptathlon and the 400 hurdles. During his tenure at Utah, Bockman has coached five conference champions, 48 allconference performers, 25 NCAA qualifiers, and eight NCAA finalists. Prior to Utah, Bockman spent two

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years as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he helped the Eagles win back-to-back national indoor titles in 2004-05 and the outdoor championship in 2004. The Eagle sprinters and hurdlers flourished, including Derek Toshner (Division III 400 hurdle national champion, Division III Athlete of the Meet in 2004, and 2004 Olympic trials qualifier.) Bockman also had the privilege of assisting with the training of Andrew Rock as he became the school’s first Olympian and won the gold medal in Athens, Greece, as a member of the 4x400 relay team. After working with Bockman during the 2005 season, the Olympian went on to receive a silver medal at the World Outdoor Championships in the open 400. Rock also went on to claim gold as a member of USA’s 4x400 relay team. In addition to working with Rock in 2005, Bockman saw all five of his UW-La Crosse hurdlers tally national-qualifying marks during the outdoor season. He ended up with four national qualifiers and two AllAmericans. Bockman was a three-time conference champion and a 13-time all-conference honoree at the University of Northern Iowa. He was an NCAA Division I qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles and 4x400 relay his senior year. Bockman also qualified at the USA Championships from 2003-06. He graduated from Northern Iowa with a degree in business management in 2003 and received his masters from Wisconsin-La Crosse in sports administration in 2005. A native of Decorah, Iowa, Bockman resides in Salt Lake City.


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TAPIO KUUSELA ASSISTANT COACH - 13TH YEAR Tapio Kuusela enters his 13th season as the throws coach for the Utah track and field program. Under Kuusela’s direction, the 2013 throwers experienced a great deal of success. During the indoor season, senior Anneli Stahl broke the school record in the weight throw twice with a top-mark of 62-0.50 feet. The outdoor season saw even more success with junior Destanae Howerton-Davis setting school records in the shot put with a top mark of 49-4.25 feet and the discus with a throw of 169-2.25. Howerton-Davis broke five school records overall beating her marks three times. Sophomore Aoife Hickey posted the third best hammer throw mark in school history of 201-11 feet, which also qualified her for the European Championships. Tapio led Hickey, Howerton-Davis and Stahl to regional qualifying marks. The season also marked the first time ever that two weight throwers, Cynthia Sanchez and Stahl, recorded marks over 60 feet in the same season for Utah. The 2012 throws group broke two school records. Stahl broke a 10-year-old school record in the weight throw, posting a mark of 61-2.75 feet at the Wildcat Open. At the MPSF Championships, Stahl and junior Nikkie Rudder both scored team points and qualified for the final rounds in the their events. The outdoor season featured three Utah throwers scoring points at the Pac-12 Championships. Rudder and Candus Aiello finished seventh and eighth in the shot put, while Howerton-Davis earned eighth in the discus. Kuusela also oversaw the development of freshman Kaitlin Urmston in the javelin. Urmston broke the school record in her first year at the UVU Open with a throw of 150-1.50 feet. Both Urmston and Davis were NCAA Regional qualifiers. During the 2011 season, Kuusela coached Stahl to the NCAA Western Regional Championships and an outdoor all-Mountain West Conference performance in the hammer throw. He also saw great success during the indoor season with three of his athletes competing in the final round of the shot put, finishing in fourth, seventh, and eighth at the MWC Indoor Championships. In 2010, he guided Sarah Grimm in the hammer throw to a second place finish at the MWC Outdoor Championships and

third in the conference at the weight throw. Under Kuusela’s direction, Grimm set a new school record in the hammer throw with 207-1.75 at the Robison Invitational. With that mark she was ranked second in the West Region and fourth in the nation at the time. He also coached Rudder to a fifth-place finish in the shot put at the MWC Outdoors Championships. Rudder’s mark of 47-7 feet is third-best in school history. Under his guidance Grimm, Rudder, and Stahl qualified for the West Region Championship meet. In 2009, Kuusela coached Grimm to a title in the hammer throw at the MWC Outdoor Championships. Grimm had a 197-7 effort to take the event, winning by a distance of over three feet ahead teammate Josefin Berg. Both throwers qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships. Grimm went on to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Nationals after hitting a mark of 183-0. At nationals, Grimm finished 13th overall after a 187-8 distance and missing All-America accolades by four inches. At the 2009 MWC Indoor Championships, Berg and Grimm placed second and fourth, respectively, in the weight throw. In 2008, he oversaw Berg at the MWC Championship where she had a third-place finish in the hammer with a toss of 182-3. Berg also went on to qualify for the regional and national meets in the hammer. Kuusela also coached Chasity Toilolo to a sixth-place finish in both the shot put (45-6.5) and the discus (145-7) at the MWC Outdoor Championships. In 2006, he mentored AJ Roby and Vanessa Mortensen as they both set school records in the discus and hammer, respectively. Mortensen set the school and Danish national record with a 205-0 toss, the winning throw at the MWC Championships. Both Roby (shot, discus) and Mortensen (hammer) qualified for the NCAA West Region Championships. Mortensen eventually qualified for the NCAA Championships, just missing All-America accolades by placing 10th overall. Mortensen also represented her native country of Denmark in the European Championships in August, 2006. During the 2005 season, he served as the interim head coach when the team finished a then-school-best fourth place at the MWC Indoor Championships, and eighth at the MWC Outdoor Championship meet. He coached three regional qualifiers (Mortensen,

Roby and Candice Workman-Ekberg) to the 2005 NCAA Western Regional Championships and one (Mortensen) to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In his first nine seasons, Kuusela produced six national and 11 regional qualifiers, along with three MWC Champions. His throwers have set 16 school records under his direction. While coaching at his alma mater, Brigham Young, Kuusela guided several athletes to All-America honors. Amy Palmer notched an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Palmer was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame as its first-ever female track athlete in 2005. The Oripaa, Finland native is involved with the Utah Olympic Weightlifting Development Program. In 1999, he served as the team leader and coach of the women’s national throwing team that competed in several meets in Australia. In 1980, Kuusela won the Collegiate Powerlifting Championships and in 1982, he became the first man in Utah to total over 2,000 pounds. He won four Finnish and Nordic Championships titles in weightlifting and was ranked 10th in the world in 1986. His best single performance was a snatch of 385 pounds. While attending BYU, Kuusela was a fourtime NCAA qualifier and a 1978 All-American in the hammer throw. During Kuusela’s four years of competing for BYU, he never had a throw that was not above the NCAA qualifying mark. Kuusela’s best marks were a throw of 61-2.25 feet in the shot put and 2189 feet in the hammer throw. Kuusela graduated from BYU in 1982 with a degree in economics. He is married to the former Heather Wood and has two children, Timo and Toni.

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LANGLEY IVERSON VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH - 1ST YEAR Langley Iverson is entering her first year as a volunteer coach at Utah. She will be assisting with the development of the jumps group for the women’s track and field team. Iverson, a native of Reno, Nev., competed for the Utes from 2009-13 in the high jump. During her career, Iverson won the Mountain West Conference title

in 2009. She also earned Mountain West all-conference accolades five times. Iverson holds the second-best jump in the school history with a mark of 6-0.75 feet. Iverson earned two bachelor degrees in exercise and sport science and sociology from Utah. Iverson also completed a minor in business.

AMANDA MERGAERT STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH - 1ST YEAR Amanda Mergaert is entering her first year as a student coach, helping with the cross country team and distance athletes on the track and field team. Mergaert, a native of Shelby Township, Mich., competed for the Utes from 2009-13 in cross country and track. During her time at Utah, Mergaert broke four school records, earned five All-America honors, won two conference championships (Mountain West Conference and MPSF), and was named allconference six times. Mergaert also became

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the first Utah cross country athlete to break the 20:00 6-km mark, posting a career-best 19:57.7 at the 2012 NCAA Championships. During the 2013 cross country season, Mergeart assisted in the development of Rebekah Winterton who qualified for the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Mergaert is pursuing a degree in physiology with a minor in chemistry.

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JARED OCANA VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH - 1ST YEAR Jared Ocana enters his first year as a volunteer assistant coach at Utah. He will be working with the jumps and short sprints groups for the track and field team. Ocana, who is from Layton, Utah, competed in the long jump, triple jump and sprinting events on the Utah State men’s track and field team from 2001-05. A threeyear letterwinner, Ocana earned academic all-conference honors three times and was a two-time recipient of the Joe E. Whitesides Scholar-Athlete award. In addition to coaching at Utah, Ocana is currently the Mental Skills Coach for the World University Games USA Snowboarding team.

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Ocana served as the associate head coach at Westminster College from 201013. During his time at Westminster, Ocana helped start the track and field program and developed three NAIA national qualifiers Ocana’s coaching experience includes three years at the Utah 5A high school level. Ocana earned a bachelor of science in journalism and communication form Utah State in 2006. He also earned a master of science in exercise and sport science with an emphasis on psychosocial aspects from Utah in 2010.

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NCAA AND USA CHAMPIONSHIPS SUCCESS Utah track and field athletes have recorded 411 new all-time top-10 performances. Among those performances are 39 new school records. In 2013 alone, Utah track and field athletes combined to record 145 new personal bests, post three school records, and had 10 NCAA West

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Preliminary qualifiers. Amanda Mergaert placed fifth in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships and third in the 1500 at the Outdoor Championships. Success at Utah goes beyond the personal and institutional levels. In the last five years, Utah has sent 37

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2013 NCAA West Preliminary Qualifier - Discus

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2013 NCAA West Preliminary Qualifier - Pole Vault 2009 NCAA West Regional Qualifier - Pole Vault

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different athletes to the NCAA Preliminary meet with nine of those athletes advancing to the NCAA Championships. Five athletes have reached the U.S. Senior or Junior National Championship meets in recent years.

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2013 NCAA West Preliminary Qualifier - 10K 2012 NCAA First/Second Round Qualifier - 5K 2012 U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships - 5th in 5K

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2013 NCAA West Preliminary Qualifier - Hammer Throw 2010 NCAA Championships Qualifier - Hammer Throw

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2008 IAAF World Youth Championships - 400m semifinalist

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2013 NCAA West Preliminary Qualifier - 400m Hurdles

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2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Qualifier - 10K 2011 U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships - 5th in 5K

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The McCarthey Track & Field was officially dedicated on Oct. 23, 2010. It can be illuminated for night use by four banks of permanent lights and has lawn-style spectator seating on the berm along the east side. The facility features a 400-meter track with nine 42-inch lanes with a Beyon Sports Surface. The interior of the track has a 75x125-yard AstroTurf field, along with areas for the throwing and jumping events. The facility was designed by Losee Architects’ Sports Division and the general contractor was Big D Construction. During designated times when it is not reserved for use by Utah athletics, campus recreation and club sports, the track is open to the public. Honored at the dedication in 2010 were philanthropists Tom, Phil, Sarah and Maureen McCarthey. Representing their late brother Shaun was his widow Ning. The McCartheys, longtime Utah athletics supporters, provided a generous lead gift of $2 million. The University of Utah’s Campus Recreation Services and Administrative Services departments funded the remaining $600,000 of the $2.6 million project. “The McCarthey family has always been very generous throughout our community and the country, for that matter,” said Utah Director of Athletics Chris Hill. “We are very excited that they were so charitable to our program and made this long-awaited track a reality. The addition of the McCarthey Family Track & Field comes at a great time for the University of Utah. It will not only serve our student-athletes, it will also benefit many other groups and individuals throughout the campus.” “We believe that students and people of all ages need to have a place to run and jump and play games,” said Phil McCarthey. Until the McCartheys stepped forward with their gift, the University of Utah had gone 28 years without an on-campus track and field. A track in old Rice Stadium was removed during an expansion of the stadium back in 1982 and the Utah track team had been training at off-campus sites ever since. “The McCarthey Family Track & Field is monumental in so many ways,” said Utah head coach Kyle Kepler. “As the new home for our track and field program, this facility will give our student-athletes a world-class training and competition venue. In addition to the competitive advantage it offers us, we will now have a more flexible practice schedule, which will enhance the academic opportunities for our student-athletes. The McCarthey Family Track & Field will also send a very clear message to prospective recruits about the vision of our program’s future, which includes developing some of the best track and field student-athletes in the country. We will be forever thankful to the McCarthey family for its generous support of this facility and our program.” W W W . U T A H U T E S . C O M

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TRAINING FACILITIES At the Olympic Oval located in Kearns, the Utes train on the 442-meter indoor track that surrounds the Oval speed skating ice dubbed as “The Fastest Ice On Earth.” Eight world and 10 Olympic records were set here during the Winter Olympics in February 2002. A Mondo Super X track has been installed with four

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In addition to the McCarthey Family Track & Field, Utah’s athletes also train and compete at other excellent facilities. The Utes train at one of the finest indoor facilities in the nation, the Olympic Oval in Kearns. Rose Park is the home course of Utah cross country, and the Salt Lake Valley provides numerous training courses, of the rare indoor track facilities in the state, providing year-round training capabilities. Rose Park is the home course of Utah cross country. The University of Utah has hosted the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships 15 times at the venue over the last three decades, including the 2010 meet, as well as the 2006 Mountain West Conference Championships. For non-competition training, the Salt Lake Valley as well as the surrounding area offers the Utes a lot of options and is considered to be one of the top 20 running cities in the United States by several of the best running publications and experts. The University of Utah distance running corps has access to some of America’s greatest running trails. These trails consist primarily of dirt, grass, crushed rock, or other runner friendly surfaces. All of these trails are located at elevations ranging from 4,500-8,000 feet. The breathtaking scenery of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains serve as a backdrop to one of America’s most beautiful and cleanest cities — Salt Lake City. The Bonneville Trail runs through the University campus, University Research Park, above Utah’s famous Red Butte Gardens, and by Hogle Zoo. It is a dirt trail with rolling terrain and the best view of the entire valley. City Creek Canyon Trail is a popular running and biking avenue among Salt Lake locals. A portion of this trail includes running through downtown Salt Lake City, a view of the state capitol building and the World Business Center for the Church of Jesus Christ Later-Day Saints. The canyon trail includes a path that is primarily dirt and another that is more suitable for biking. Liberty Park is another training favorite among the U.’s distance runners. It includes a 1.45 mile woodchip running trail where various workouts are performed. Pipeline Trail is located in Millcreek Canyon which is only 15 minutes from the University of Utah campus. This out-and-back, 11mile roundtrip trail is located at 6,000 feet elevation. The greenery of the canyon is surrounded by 10,000-foot peaks and combines an incredible view of the Salt Lake Valley at trail’s end.

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With more than 120 Nobel Laureates across all of its campuses and the first to reach 450 NCAA Championships, the Pac-12 Conference is synonymous with both academic excellence and athletic success, having earned the nickname “Conference of Champions.” The Pac-12 opened a new chapter in its long and storied history on July 1, 2011 with the addition of the University of Utah and the University of Colorado.

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The Pac-12 championship tradition includes 459 all-time team titles won by league institutions, with 309 men’s titles and 150 women’s championships. Utah brought 20 national championships to the league. The Pac-12 far exceeds the total of any other conference. In fact, the next two closest competitors—the Big Ten (262) and the SEC (204)—have just seven more team titles combined than the Pac-12 has alone. Pac12 institutions have won 11 NCAA titles in women’s cross country, eight in women’s indoor track & field, and six in women’s outdoor track & field. The Pac-12 Conference won eight NCAA titles during the 2012-13 academic year, the most by any conference. It marks the 12th time in the last 13 years—and the 47th time in 53 years—the Pac-12 has led or tied all conferences in NCAA championships won. The Pac-12’s eight national championships came in the form of five women’s titles and three men’s/combined crowns. Five different Pac-12 institutions claimed NCAA titles and USC was the only team in the country with three titles this year. Oregon also won a pair of national championships, joining only the Trojans, Princeton, North Carolina, Florida and Michigan to capture multiple NCAA crowns this season. USC swept the men’s and women’s water polo titles, winning its fifth-straight men’s crown. The Trojans were dominant en route to winning the women’s golf title, winning by a NCAA-record 24 strokes. The Ducks won their first women’s cross country championship since 1987, then took home the women’s indoor track title for the fourth-consecutive year. Stanford reclaimed the women’s tennis national championship, its first since 2010, while Colorado won the skiing championship for the second time in three years. UCLA’s win in baseball was the program’s first in the sport and the institution’s nation-leading 109th NCAA title all-time. In addition, Stanford clinched its unprecedented 19th-consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, an award presented annually to the top intercollegiate athletic program in the country. The Cardinal has won at least one NCAA title for 36-consecutive years and is one of only two schools in the country, along with UCLA, to have won over 100 NCAA titles.

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LIVING IN SALT LAKE Salt Lake City’s metro area ranks in the top 50 in the United States with a population of 1,124,197. Yet, Salt Lake City maintains the charm of a small western city. Salt Lake City ranks among the nation’s top cities for literacy rate, percentage of high school graduates and percentage of college-educated citizens. It is the largest city in the state with 189,314 residents according to 2012 census figures. Six of its suburbs rank among the fastest growing cities in the nation from 2010-12. Salt

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Lake has a moderate four-season climate with an average 237 days of sunshine and 15% humidity. BUSINESS Salt Lake City was ranked as the “No. 5 Best City for the Next Decade” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine in June 2010. In April 2013, Kiplinger’s ranked Salt Lake “Best City for New College Graduates.” It was named the third-best big city for jobs and fourth-best city for tech jobs by Forbes Magazine in May 2012. The magazine also recognized Utah as the “Best State for


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Home to the University of Utah and the state’s capital city, Salt Lake City blends the amenities of a major metropolitan area with beautiful natural surroundings. Featuring the 11,000-foot peaks of the Wasatch Mountains to the east, and the Oquirrh Mountains and the Great Salt Lake to the west, Salt Lake City is surrounded by majestic views in all directions.

Best Hiking City” in May 2012. Ten national parks are within a day’s drive.

Business and Careers” for the third straight year in December 2012. OUTDOOR RECREATION Some of the best skiing, fly fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and river running found anywhere in the world is easily accessible. Seven major ski resorts are within a 30-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City. Alta/Snowbird was ranked the No. 2 ski resort in the U.S. by Forbes in December 2012. National Geographic named Salt Lake “America’s

ENTERTAINMENT Cultural and ethnic activities flourish in Salt Lake City and its vibrant downtown features dining, shopping, music and ethnic festivals, art galleries, professional symphony, opera, theater and dance. Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Opening and closing ceremonies and the athletes’ village were on the University of Utah campus. Salt Lake City joins forces with the nearby resort town of Park City to host the annual Sundance Film Festival. Professional sports provide yet another source of entertainment. Professional franchises in Salt Lake City include the Utah Jazz of the NBA and Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. Other pro franchises are the Salt Lake Bees (AAA baseball) and the Utah Grizzlies (hockey). TRANSPORTATION Salt Lake International Airport, a Delta Airlines and hub, is located just 20 minutes from campus. It ranks as one of the top 100 airports in the world by Skytrax and the 23rd-busiest airport in the U.S. TRAX light rail provides access to downtown Salt Lake, the University of Utah, the airport and many of the suburbs. FrontRunner commuter rail offers service from Ogden to Provo.

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The University of Utah has earned a top-tier grading from the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 10 consecutive years, and offers nationally-ranked programs in law, pharmacy, mathematics, business, biomedical engineering, family medicine, entertainment arts and engineering. With an enrollment of over 32,000, the U. offers 100 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate level fields of study. Students from the 2013 graduating class came from every state and 83 foreign countries.

RESEARCH

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been the first or second university for startups for the last six years. With university-developed research or technology, the U. has launched over 140 new startups during that time. University of Utah geneticist Mario R. Capecchi, one of many acclaimed faculty members, received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on gene targeting. Peter J. Stang, distinguished professor of chemistry, received the 2013 Priestley Medal and 2011 National Medal of Science for his pioneering work in supramolecular chemistry

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Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, the University of Utah prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Founded in 1850, the U. encompasses 1,500 acres in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range. Utah became a member of the Pac-12 Conference on July 1, 2011.

TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

In 2013, The U.’s entertainment arts and engineering program was ranked first in the country. The University’s School of Computing was founded in 1965, and began a pioneering legacy in computer graphics and visualization that continues today. The internationally-recognized Scientific Computing & Imaging Institute is a leader in creating new scientific computing techniques, tools and systems to help solve wide-ranging challenges of human life.

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named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America,” and in 2011 ranked in the top 10 in the nation for quality among academic medical centers for the second year running. The Eccles Institute of Human Genetics is one of several innovative medical programs at the U. Others include the Huntsman Cancer Institute—a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center—the Moran Eye Center and the Brain Institute.

BUSINESS SCHOOL

The U.’s David Eccles School of Business has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most popular business schools in the nation.

A lively residential living experience is provided in the beautiful Heritage Commons, which served as the Athletes Village for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community opened in September 2012, while the George S. Eccles Student Life Center is projected to open in December 2014. The U.’s location in the largest city in the Intermountain West, with a metro population of over one million, allows for an urban experience in a spectacular natural setting. The U. is home to the state’s natural history and fine arts museums, and well as premier concert and theater venues: Kingsbury Hall, Libby Gardner Hall and the Pioneer Memorial Theater.

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HERITAGE COMMONS

Located in a magnificent mountain setting, Heritage Commons opened in 2000 and served as the Athletes’ Village during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The residential complex is the heart of campus activity and has a lively, energetic atmosphere. Situated in historic Fort Douglas on 70 acres of land, the 912,000 square foot residential complex boasts picturesque views of Salt Lake City and the

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surrounding mountain ranges. Heritage Commons consists of 21 buildings—20 residential and one for dining and support services. Eight of the buildings are apartment style, with 235 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. Each residence hall has an advanced telecommunications system (voice, video and data), Internet and cable TV connections, HBO in every room, a large community lounge, study rooms, indoor bike storage and a kitchenette on every floor. Other


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Following the philosophy that education is about developing the whole person, the University of Utah provides a vibrant residential living experience. Heritage Commons, home to 2,500 students, is the U.’s primary on-campus living-learning community. The Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community opened in the Fall of 2012, while the George S. Eccles Student Life Center is projected to open in December 2014.

HONORS RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS COMMUNITY

The Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community offers a unique opportunity for student engagement that is unparalleled to any other college experience. The Honors Residential Scholars Community houses 309 honors program students, ranging from first-year students to seniors, in 161,000 square feet of apartment-style living. Featuring the finest amenities, the building’s public “forums” facilitate informal and formal dialogue. Living in a community that allows continuous engagement with honors faculty & staff and peers builds some of the strongest connections across the U of U campus.

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amenities include game and exercise rooms and computer labs. The Chase N. Peterson Heritage Center houses a 600-seat dining facility, a convenience store, computer and technology labs, fitness and game rooms, multipurpose rooms, a mail center and more. The student village also contains a University Bookstore branch, University Copy Center, and the University Guest House and Conference Center—an on-campus hotel.

The George S. Eccles Student Life Center, a $50.4 million, 190,000 square foot facility, will be the new campus hub for fitness training, intramural sports and outdoor recreation. More than just a recreation space, the center will also house a café and numerous study nooks. It will include three pools, five sport courts, 15,000 square feet of cardiovascular and weight lifting space, four fitness studios, a wellness studio and climbing wall. Residents of Heritage Commons will be able to access the center via the George S. Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge, while others can take a short walk from the Fort Douglas TRAX stop.

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The Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Athletics Academic Center is a national-class academic facility. Reserved for Utah’s varsity studentathletes, the Burbidge Center is known for its aesthetics, technological offerings and academic service.

The 11,000-square-foot facility is a campus landmark by virtue of its two-story, floor-toceiling curved glass wall. Its location is ideal for the population it serves: situated between the HPER complex and the Huntsman Center, the Burbidge Center is central to classrooms and athletic venues. The full-service academic facility is utilized by all 18 varsity Utah athletic teams and was underwritten by a generous $2 million gift from the Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. family. The center consolidates Utah’s athletic-academic efforts via computer labs, study space and academic counseling, while also providing a social gathering place for the student-athletes. Housed in the building are the academic services, compliance and nutrition departments, and the award-winning NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. The mission of the Burbidge Family Athletics Academic Center is to provide an integrated learning environment that will enhance the academic and personal development of all student-athletes. The objective is to accommodate the diverse needs and schedules of Utah’s student-athletes through a wide range of individual and group support services, computer technologies and independent study opportunities.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES Study Table Available to all student-athletes. Tutors Individual tutors and exam reviews. Life Skills Center Student-athletes receive training in personal development, community service and career planning. Internships “Partnering with U.” offers career mentoring, shadowing and internships with area businesses. Fifth-Year Senior Program Financial aid for student-athletes to finish coursework in their fifth year. Summer School An option for student-athletes who meet the criteria. Priority Registration Enables student-athletes to schedule classes around practices and training.

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Sophomore Sprints Evergreen, Colo. Evergreen HS

Junior Distance Ogden, Utah St. Joseph’s HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Captured third overall in the 400 with a seasonbest time of 57.60 seconds at the UVU Open … was 11th overall in the 800 with a time of 2:18.48 at the Trojan Invitational … season-best time in the 800 of 2:17.14 at the Utah Spring Classic, finishing 12th. 2013 Indoor Track: Finished 11th in her collegiate debut with a 400m time of 59.60 seconds at the Bronco Invitational … earned 46th in the 800 at the Husky Invitational with a season-high time of 2:19.98. High School: Earned all-conference first-team honors two consecutive years … all-state track and field during her senior season … finished fifth at the state meet in the 400 and third in the 4x800 … named Evergreen High School Female Athlete of the Year … competed on the volleyball and cross country teams … received all-conference honors in volleyball three years. Personal: Daughter of Eric and Jill Aafedt … major is undecided … oldest of three children … born February 24, 1994.

ALISSA ATISME Freshman Sprints Layton, Utah Layton Christian HS

High School: Won five class 1A state championships in track and field in the 100 (twice), 200, 400 and long jump … earned the outstanding track athlete award at the 2013 BYU High School Invitational … named the 1A Defensive MVP in basketball … received second-team all-region accolades in soccer. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Liz Atisme … major is undeclared … second of four children … born September 19, 1994.

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2013 Cross Country: Earned 44th at the Pac-12 Championships … finished 46th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships … received all-academic honorable mention from the Pac-12. 2013 Outdoor Track: Finished seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:11.19 at the Pac-12 Championships, running a season-best time of 2:09.44 in the preliminaries … earned fourth at the Trojan Invitational with a time of 2:11.49 … member of 4x800 relay that broke the school record with a time of 8:38.56 … honorable mention all-academic status from the Pac-12. 2013 Indoor Track: Posted a season-best 800 time of 2:15.13 in a seventh-place performance at the Bronco Invitational … finished 25th in the mile with a time of 5:12.67 at the MPSF Championships … posted a season-best time of 5:07.03 in the mile at the Husky Classic … member of the distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the MPSF Championships … earned MPSF all-academic honors. 2012 Cross Country: Finished 66th at the Pac-12 Conference Championships … earned fifth for the Utes and 84th overall at the NCAA Regional Championships … crossed the line eighth at the Montana State Bobcat Invitational. 2012 Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA West Regional where she finished 48th in the 800 with a time of 2:13.69 … captured 15th place at the Pac-12 Championships in the 800, clocking a time of 2:11.58 … finished first with a personal-best time of 2:06.96 in the 800 at the Utah Spring Classic. 2012 Indoor Track: Earned 14th place at the MPSF Championships in the mile with a time of 4:47 … 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 800 for third at the Mountain States Games. 2011 Cross Country: Redshirt season. High School: Member of the four-time 1A Utah state champion cross country team … won the state cross country meet during her sophomore year … finished fifth at the state cross country meet … individual state champion in the 800 … ran anchor leg of the state champion 1,600 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.


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MAKENZIE CLARK Freshman Distance Bountiful, Utah Woods Cross HS

2013 Cross Country: Finished 44th in her first collegiate race at the Utah State Invitational … posted a 31st-place performance at the Utah Open … clocked a season-best six-kilometer time of 25:29 at the Stanford Invitational.

2012 Outdoor Track: Finished 16th at the Pac-12 Championships with an 800 time of 2:11.93 … crossed the line second at the Arizona State Invitational, posting a time of 2:10.58 … clocked a season-best 400 time of 55.99 seconds for fourth at the UVU Open. 2012 Indoor Track: Finished second in her first collegiate race at the Boise State Open clocking a 2:12.04 800 … member of 4x400 relay that broke the school record with a time of 3:45.27 at the MPSF Championships, finishing seventh … earned 11th at the MPSF Championships with a season-best 800 time of 2:10.59. High School: Nine-time state champion (including 4x400 twice, 400 twice, and sprint medley relay) … holds four state record times: 400 (56.59), 4x400 relay (3:59.76), and sprint medley relay (1:47.81) … owns nine school records and four invitational records … competed on three-time state championship soccer team … member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Michael Eisenbeiss and Laurie Nolan … majoring in pre-biomechanical engineering … born November 16, 1992.

High School: Won the title in the 800 and finished third in the mile at the region six championships … team captain of region championship team … posted a best 800 time of 2:19 and mile time of 5:14 … also competed on soccer and softball teams … earned academic all-region honors. Personal: Daughter of Susie and Jeff Clark … has not declared a major … hobbies include hiking, snowboarding and reading … born July 12, 1995.

ALEXANDRIA EISENBEISS Junior Sprints/Middle Distance Boise, Idaho Bishop Kelly HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Earned 10th in the 800 at the Pac-12 Championships clocking a time of 2:10.52 … finished 41st in the 800 at the NCAA Preliminary Meet … clocked a season-best 2:09.97 in the 800 at the Utah Spring Classic capturing second place … member of 4x400 relay that finished ninth at Pac-12 Championships … member of

GRACE ENGLUND Freshman Sprints Issaquah, Wash. Issaquah HS

High School: Lettered three times in track and field … voted most improved athlete two consecutive years … finished fourth in the 4x200 and second in the 4x400 relay at the state championship meet ... received department award for physical education. Personal: Daughter of Tad and Kimberly Englund … has seven siblings … has not declared a major but is working towards athletic training … enjoys hiking, camping and being outdoors … born August 21, 1995.

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2012 Outdoor Track: Placed 10th in the 5,000, earning a time of 17:45.52, at the Arizona State Invitational … finished seventh with a time of 36:20.51 in the 10,000 at Mt. Sac Relays … season-best time of 5:07.46 in 1,500 at the UVU Invite.

2011 Outdoor Track: At the Arizona State Invitational, finished 15th in the 5,000 with a time of 18:21.14 … clocked a 10,000 time of 37:30.09 at Mt. Sac Relays … earned 16th at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 with a time of 41:16.25. 2011 Indoor Track: Finished seventh overall in the 3,000 with a time of 10:48.81 at the Mountain States Games … clocked a 5,000 time of 17:49.03 at the Husky Classic, the 11th-best time in school history … best time of 10:19.26 in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic … earned 17th place at the MWC Indoor Championships in the 5,000 and was 25th in the 3,000 … time of 5:27.83 in the mile at the Snake River Open. 2010 Cross Country: Finished in ninth place (21:13) at the NevadaReno meet … season-best (6-km) performance at NCAA Pre-National meet with a time of 23:21.4 … posted a 33rd-place finish in her first collegiate race at Utah State Open … clocked a time of 23:40.6 at NCAA Region Championships.

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2011 Cross Country: Finished 34th at Utah State Open … returned from a foot injury to finish 17th at UNLV Invitational … earned 96th at Pac-12 Conference Championships.

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2013 Cross Country: Finished 67th at the Pac-12 Championships … posted a 75th-place performance at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships … crossed the line 20th at the Utah Open.

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2013 Indoor Track: Finished first at the Wildcat Tune-Up with a season-best high jump mark of 5-5.25 feet … earned 18th at the MPSF Championships recording a jump of 5-1.25 feet … was second in her collegiate debut at the Bronco Invitational and was also second at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational.

RS-Junior Throws Kilkenny, Ireland Loreto HS

High School: Won back-to-back region championship in the high jump … finished third (junior season) and second (senior season) at the state championship meet … earned all-state accolades two consecutive years … recorded a personal-best high jump mark of 5’ 7” at the UVU Invitational … member of school’s cheerleading team. Personal: Daughter of Mark and Gina Hansen … born January 28, 1994 … third of five children … undecided on major.

JAMEELA HAYES Sophomore Sprints West Jordan, Utah West Jordan HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Earned 13th in the 100 with a season-best time of 12.59 seconds at the UVU Open … finished fifth at the Utah Spring Classic in a time of 12.62 seconds … seventh in the 100 at the Weber State Classic … posted a season-best 200 time of 25.94 at the Utah Spring Classic for 17th. 2013 Indoor Track: Clocked a season-best 60 time of 8.07 seconds for 10th at the Bronco Classic … finished 18th in the 200 with a time of 26.75 at the Bronco Classic … finished 17th in the 55 with a time of 7.60 seconds at the Wildcat Tune-Up.

2013 Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary meet, finishing 19th overall in the hammer throw with a mark of 190-5.0 feet … finished in the top-five of the hammer throw at eight meets with four victories … qualified for the European Championships with a throw of 201-10.75 feet at the Utah Spring Classic … earned 11th at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 185-04 feet … Pac-12 academic honorable mention. 2013 Indoor Track: Finished 10th in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 57-2.25 feet … recorded four top-five performances in the weight throw … finished 12th in the shot put at the BYU Invitational with a throw of 37-4.50 feet … earned MPSF AllAcademic honors. 2012 Outdoor Track: Redshirt. 2012 Indoor Track: Redshirt. High School: Represented Ireland at the European Junior Championships … two-time junior national champion in the hammer throw … three-time high school national champion … represented Ireland at every level in both hammer and shot put up to and including senior international competition … earned athlete of the year honors … voted sports captain by teachers and fellow students … best marks: hammer throw (185-2) and shot put (42-0). Personal: Daughter of Liam and Carmel Hickey … has one younger brother, Andrew, who plays soccer for Montverde Academy … majoring in psychology … enjoys spending time with friends at home in Ireland … born April 7, 1991.

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2013 Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary meet, finishing 32nd in the discus with a mark of 154-02 feet … finished eighth in the discus and 10th in the shot put at the Pac-12 Championships … broke the school record in the shot put at the Robison Invitational with a throw of 49-4.25 feet for first place among collegiate athletes … broke the school record in the discus with a throw of 169-2.25 feet … won the discus four times and the shot put three times … won Pac-12 Athlete of the Week honors after winning the shot put at the Utah Spring Classic with a then-school record throw of 48-10 feet … Pac-12 academic honorable mention. 2013 Indoor Track: Finished 20th in the shot put at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 42-10.25 feet … recorded a seasonbest mark of 46-10.75 feet for second at the New Mexico Invitational … finished in the top-five at four meets … earned MPSF All-Academic honors. 2012 Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries, finishing 32nd with a discus throw of 155-7 feet … earned eighth at the Pac-12 Championships in the discus, breaking her personal-best throw by over seven feet with a mark of 161-2 feet … first place at BYU Invitational in shot put (48-7.5 feet) and discus (156-2.50 feet) setting personal records in both … academic all-Pac-12 honorable mention… named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. 2012 Indoor Track: Finished first with a personal-record throw of 471.25 feet in the shot put at the BYU Invitational … earned 14th in the shot put at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 42-4.75 … set a personal record in the weight throw with a toss of 52-10.75 for third at the BYU Invitational … named to the MPSF All-Academic team. 2011 Outdoor Track: Finished seventh in the discus throw with a mark of 146-02 feet at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships … earned 16th (42-4.75 feet) in the shot put and 23rd (141-02) in the hammer throw at the MWC Outdoor Championships … posted third place finishes in the shot put (45-2.50) and discus throw (138-10.25) at the BYU Twilight … personal-best hammer throw of 167-4 feet at the UVU Invitational. 2011 Indoor Track: Earned fifth place in both the shot put (43-9.25 feet) and weight throw (52-1.25) at the Mountain States Games … finished 17th in the shot put with a throw of 43-0.5 and 19th in the weight throw with a mark of 50-1.25 feet at the MWC Indoor Championships … posted a season-best in the weight throw with a mark of 52-4.50 feet (11th place) at the Cherry and Silver Invitational.

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SUSANNAH HURST Junior Distance Salt Lake City, Utah East HS

2013 Cross Country: Finished 19th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships with a season-best 21:05.8 earning all-region accolades … earned 29th overall at the Pac-12 Championship … finished fourth place at the Utah Open, Montana State Invitational, and Stanford Invitational … received all-academic honorable mention honors from the Pac-12. 2013 Outdoor Track: Finished third with the second-fastest 10,000 time in school history 34:46.96 at Mt. Sac Relays … qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the 10,000, finishing with a time of 36:42.37 … earned 10th in the 5,000 at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 16:57.28 … won the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational in 16:34.17 … ran the 1,500 at the Trojan Invitational in 4:31.29, finishing fourth … ran the 800 at the Utah Spring Classic in 2:18.90 … received academic all-Pac-12 honorable mention honors … 2013 Indoor Track: Posted an eighth-place finish in the 5,000 with a time of 16:43.50 at the MPSF Championships … clocked a season-best 3,000 time of 10:04.29 to earn 37th at the Husky Invitational … earned second at the Bronco Invitational in the 3,000 with a time of 10:08.15 … named to MPSF All-Academic Team. 2012 Cross Country: Finished 29th at the NCAA Regional Championships with a six-kilometer time of 21:23.8 … earned 28th at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing the course in a time of 21:06 … placed 10th at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 21:14 … posted a fourth-place finish at the Utah State Open clocking a five-kilometer time of 17:51.72 … honorable mention all-academic Pac-12.


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ALYSSA JOHNSON RS-Senior Sprints Winnipeg, M.B., Canada Sisler HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Finished 11th in the 400 hurdles at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 1:00.62 … finished in the top-10 of the 400 hurdles at four meets … on the 4x400 relay team that finished ninth at the Pac-12 Championships in 3:40.53. 2013 Indoor Track: Earned 18th in the 400 at the MPSF Championships with a time of 56.56 seconds … finished ninth in the 200 at the Bronco Invitational with a season-best 25.93 seconds … on the 4x400 relay team that finished ninth at the MPSF Championships in 3:47.31. 2012 Outdoor Track: Earned 15th in the 400 hurdles at the Pac-12 Conference Championships with a time of 1:01.25 … won 400 hurdles title with a time of 1:01.21 at the UVU Open … season-best time of 1:00.95 in the 400 hurdles at the Weber State Twilight, finishing fourth … finished eighth in the 400 at the Arizona State Invitational with a season-best time of 57.40 seconds. 2012 Indoor Track: Finished sixth in the 400 at the Boise State Open, clocking a time of 57.46 seconds … ran the 200 at the Mountain State Games in 25.82. 2011 Outdoor Track: Clocked a 56.57 in the 400 to earn 11th place at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships … finished second in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.02 at the UVU Invitational … earned 25th in the 200 clocking a time of 25.76 at the Arizona State Invitational. 2011 Indoor Track: Finished in the top 10 in all but one race during the season … posted a fourth-place finish in the 200 with a season-best time of 25.39 at the Mountain States Games … ran the 400 segment and clocked a personal-best split time of 54.2 seconds on the schoolrecord setting distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational … earned ninth place in the 400 with a season-best time of 55.92 in the preliminaries at the MWC Indoor Championships … finished second in the 400 at the Bronco Open clocking a time of 56.56. 2010 Outdoor Track: Competed at the Willie Williams Classic in Arizona with a time of 25.33 in the 200 to finish sixth … ran the 400 at the BYU Invitational in 56.67 … earned a medical redshirt.

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2010 Indoor Track: Established a personal record time of 25.27 in the 200 at the Mountain States Games … earned a time of 41.11 (300) and first place in her first collegiate race at the BYU Invitational … finished 10th out of 40 athletes at the Bengal Shoot Out in the 200 … member of 4x400 relay team that place third at the MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:45.35 (best time in school history) … ran the 400 leg of distance medley relay team that set a school record time of 11:13.77 at NCAA Last Chance Qualifier.

2012 Outdoor Track: Clocked a career-best 58.73 in the 400 hurdles during the preliminary round of the Pac-12 Championships, and went on to finish seventh in the final round … qualified for the NCAA Preliminary round, finishing 35th in the 400 hurdles … finished first in the 400 at the Wildcat Invitational, posting a personal-best time of 55.52 seconds … on the distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the Drake Relays in 11:34.20 … named to the Pac-12 AllAcademic second team … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

High School: Current personal-bests include 55.14 in the 400 and a time of 39.94 in the 300, which broke the Manitoba Provincial record … was a gold medalist at the 2009 Canadian Juniors in P.E.1 … was a semifinalist in the 400 in 2008 at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Poland and a fourth-place finisher at the Commonwealth Youth Games … won the gold medal in 2007 in the women’s 400 at the Western Canada Summer Games and also represented Canada at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

2012 Indoor Track: Posted a personal-record time of 57.58 seconds in the 400, finishing 26th at the MPSF Championship … finished seventh in the 400 with a time of 58.10 seconds at the Boise State Open.

Personal: Daughter of Audrey and Michael Johnson … majoring in communications … born May 26, 1991.

STEPHANIE JOLLEY R-Senior Hurdles Centerville, Utah Viewmont HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary finishing 47th overall in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:02.92 … finished first in the 400 hurdles at the Aztec Invitational with a time of 1:00.0 … earned fifth in the premiere heat at the Sun Angel Classic with a season-best time of 59.49 seconds … on 4x400 team that had a season-best time of 3:43.55 … named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team. 2013 Indoor Track: Finished 34th at the MPSF Championships with a 400 time of 58.01 seconds and was on the 4x400 team that finished ninth in 3:47.31 … did not compete in other meets due to injury … earned MPSF All-Academic honors.

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2011 Outdoor Track: Earned 12th place in the 400 hurdles at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 1:03.32 … finished 11th in the 400 with a time of 58.70 at the Mark Faldmo Invitational … captured the sixth spot in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.73 at BYU Twilight. 2011 Indoor Track: Finished eighth in the 300 with a time of 42.75 at the BYU Invitational … clocked a then-personal-record 400 time of 59.79 at the Bronco Open … earned fifth place in the open 400 with a time of 1:00.55 at the Mountain States Games. 2010 Outdoor Track: Season-best 400 time of 1:00.78 at the Willie Williams Invitational … finished third at the Utah Spring Classic with a then-personal-best time of 1:03.70 in the 400 hurdles … claimed second place in the 400 hurdles (1:04.09) at the Mark Faldmo Invitational ... placed fifth at the Robison Invitational with a time of 1:03.75 in the 400 hurdles … earned the MWC Scholar Athlete Award and Academic all-MWC honors. 2010 Indoor Track: Redshirt. High School: A member of Viewmont High School’s track and field team, breaking two school records ... in 2007, named Class 5A Utah state champion in the 300 hurdles and was runner-up in the 100 hurdles … in 2008, placed second in the state championship in the 100 hurdles and placed fourth overall in the 300 hurdles ... personal bests include 14.67 in the 100 hurdles and 44.08 in the 300 hurdles … graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Annina Muelleck … has four siblings … married to Jordan Jolley … enjoys playing the piano, dance, and cooking … earned a bachelor’s in occupational therapy studies in May, 2012, and is working on a master’s in occupational therapy … born November 1, 1990.


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Freshman Distance Pocatello, Idaho Century HS

High School: Finished second in the state in the triple jump and high jump as a senior in 2013 … 2012 state champion in the triple jump (39-4.50), while finishing second in the state in the high jump (5-6) and third in the long jump (18-7.75) … three-time field athlete of the year … team captain … personal bests of 39-4.50 in the triple jump, 18-7.75 in the long jump and 5-6 in the high jump. Personal: Daughter of Wade and Kim Jost … has not declared a major.

ILSE KAAJA

2013 Cross Country: Finished 27th at the Utah State Invitational in her only race of the season. High School: Won five state championships, three in the 800 and two 1,600, during her career … career-best 800 time was 2:14 with a 1,600 time of 5:04 … also competed in swimming and volleyball … member of the National Junior Honors Society. Personal: Daughter of Don and Joyce McInturff … major is undeclared but is interested in exercise science … hobbies include triathlons, swimming and biking … her sister, Ali, was a member of the Utah swim team and Bethany ran track at the University of Portland … born September 24, 1994.

KAYLA MCMURRAY

Freshman Throws Espoo, Finland University of Helsinki

Before Utah: Posted a personal-record 60.94 meters with team Finland at the European Athletics U23 Championships in 2013 … qualified for the European Athletics Junior Championships in 2011 … fourth at the Nordic Junior Championships in 2011 … two-time silver and two-time bronze in Finnish Junior Championships … Finnish high school champion in 2010. Personal: Daughter of Mirkka and Jouko Kaaja … has a younger sister Elsa … undecided on major … enjoys water sports and hiking … born August 7, 1992.

Junior Hurdles Soda Springs, Idaho Soda Springs HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Redshirt. 2013 Indoor Track: Competed in only one meet, the Bronco Invitational, finishing 28th in the 400 with a time of 1:24.47 … earned MPSF All-Academic honors. 2012 Outdoor Track: Finished third at the Mark Faldmo Invitational in the 400, clocking a time of 1:02.90 … recorded a fifth-place performance at the Robison Invitational with a season-best time of 1:02.75 … best time in the 400 was 1:01.91 at the Wildcat Open … also competed in the 4x400 meter relay … Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. 2012 Indoor Track: Season-high time in the 400 of 1:00.90 at the Jackson Invitational, finishing 18th … named to MPSF All-Academic team.

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Personal: Daughter of Jess and Robin McMurray … born November 23, 1991 … hobbies include horseback riding, backpacking, and dirt biking … has two siblings Jordan and James … majoring in exercise and sports science.

MEGAN MEIER Freshman Sprints Sandy, Utah Hillcrest HS

High School: Lettered three years in track … clocked a personal-best time of 58.68 in the 400 … received the Senior Award in Excellence … member of the 4x100 relay that finished in second place at the state championships. Personal: Exercise and sport science major … born February 8, 1995.

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2011 Indoor Track: Clocked personal record 400 time of 1:00.65 in the open race at Mountain States Games … finished 11th in the 300 with a time of 44.39 at BYU Invitational … set career-best 200 time of 27.71 at the Snake River Open. High School: Won state titles in the medley and 300 hurdles … finished third at state meet in the 100 hurdle event … member of secondplace 4x400 relay team at state meet … earned 16 state medals and five school records… played on basketball and volleyball teams … valedictorian and member of National Honor Society … lettered four years in track and field.

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2013 Outdoor Track: Finished 14th at the Pac-12 Championships in the 800 with a time of 2:18.94 … clocked a season-best time of 2:14.58 for ninth at the Trojan Invitational … ran the 1,500 at the UVU Invite in 5:01.12. 2013 Indoor Track: Clocked a season-best 800 time of 2:15.52 at the MPSF Championships for 18th place … finished sixth at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 2:18.39 … earned MPSF All-Academic honors. 2012 Outdoor Track: Redshirt. 2012 Indoor Track: Redshirt. 2011 Outdoor Track: Finished ninth in the 800 with a time of 2:27.54 at the UVU Invitational … ran season-best time of 2:22.60 for seventh place at the Robison Invitational … clocked a time of 2:23.68 to finish 11th at the BYU Twilight. 2011 Indoor Track: Clocked an 800 time of 2:27.42 at the BYU Invitational … finished fourth in the 800 at the Wildcat Tune-Up with a time of 2:25.06 … received MWC all-conference honors for competing on the distance medley relay team that finished in third in 12:07.51. High School: Member of 4x400-meter state championship relay … competed in the 4x100, 4x200, medley, 400, and 800 events … team captain as a senior … posted a 400 personal-best time of 58.9 … fouryear letterwinner in track and field and also competed on swim and soccer teams … earned academic awards for excellence in theology and english … four-year honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Daniel and Joan Melvin … born March 13, 1992 … hobbies include soccer, reading, hiking, and outdoors activities … younger brother Ryan … majoring in political science and sociology.

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SAMANTHA MEYER Freshman Throws Highland, Utah Lone Peak HS

High School: Lettered three times in both volleyball and track and field … team won the state championship in track and field in 2010 and volleyball in 2010 … career best marks are 30-2 feet in the shot put, 94-0 in the discus and 92-0 in the javelin … earned academic all-region honors. Personal: Daughter of John and Deanna Meyer … major is undeclared … has two younger siblings … enjoys playing music and any sport … born February 21, 1995.

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KASSIE NAGEL Freshman Throws Morgan, Utah Morgan HS

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High School: Won the state title twice in the shot put and once in discus … never lost a meet during her senior season … four-year letterwinner … two-time academic all-state team … member of the basketball and volleyball teams.

Junior Distance Aurora, Colo. Smoky Hill HS

Personal: Daughter of Blake and Krystal Nagel … has not declared a major … has one younger sibling, Chania Lynn ��� majoring in sports marketing … enjoys lifting weights and swimming … born August 26, 1995.

2013 Cross Country: Finished 26th at the Utah State Invitational … earned 92nd at the Pac-12 Championships … clocked a season-best six-kilometer time of 23:42.36 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals. 2013 Outdoor Track: Redshirt season. 2013 Indoor Track: Redshirt season. 2012 Cross Country: Crossed the line 106th at the NCAA Regional Championships … finished 93rd at the Pac-12 Conference Championships … earned 21st at the Nevada Twilight … Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic. 2012 Outdoor Track: Posted a season-best 5,000 time of 19:01.10 for seventh at the Utah Spring Classic … earned seventh in the 1,500, clocking a time of 5:03.09 at the Mark Faldmo Invitational. 2012 Indoor Track: Best time in two races during the year in the 3,000 was 10:56.47 at the Jackson Invitational, finishing 11th. 2011 Cross Country: Finished 25th at the Utah State Open with a time of 18:20 … was the 14th finisher at the UNLV Invitational … posted a 10th-place finish at the Nevada Twilight … earned the 108th spot at Pac-12 Championships.

DANIELLE PEREZ Freshman Sprints Taylorsville, Utah Taylorsville HS

High School: Placed in the top five in the state for 5A three years … earned four varsity letter awards … earned all-state recognition … broke the school record in the 400 … voted MVP for sprints by her team three years … played on the soccer team earning all-state, all region, and MVP honors. Personal: Daughter of Rodney and Connie Perez … has not declared a major … enjoys writing, reading, skiing and watching sports … born February 24, 1995. W W W . U T A H U T E S . C O M

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RS-Sophomore Distance Billings, Mont. West HS

RS-Senior Throws Nampa, Idaho Skyview HS

2013 Cross Country: Finished 80th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships with a season-best 6-km time of 22:15.6 … recorded a 66th-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships … crossed the line 84th at the Stanford Invitational … Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. 2013 Outdoor Track: Finished 29th in the 1,500 (4:45.92) at the Pac12 Conference Championships … season-best 1,500 time of 4:40.10 at San Francisco … recorded a season-best 800 time of 2:17.14 for 12th at the Utah Spring Classic … named to Pac-12 All-Academic SecondTeam. 2013 Indoor Track: Earned 24th in the mile with a time of 5:12.21 at the MPSF Championships … clocked a season-best 5:07.79 in the mile for seventh at the Bronco Invitational … received MPSF All-Academic team honors. 2012 Cross Country: Finished 69th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships with a six-kilometer time of 22:20.8 … earned 79th at the Pac-12 Championships … finished 16th at the Utah State Open … named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team. 2012 Outdoor Track: Redshirt season. 2012 Indoor Track: Redshirt season. 2011 Cross Country: Finished 105th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a time of 23:45.6 … finished 87th at Pac-12 Championships … earned eighth at Utah State Open with a time of 17:56 … was the 11th overall finisher at BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 18:53 … claimed the 11th spot at UNLV Invitational. High School: Four-time state qualifier in cross country … finished fourth at the state cross country championships in junior and senior seasons … earned team’s MVP award three consecutive years … received all-state accolades 12 times (eight in track and four in cross country) … earned eight academic all-state awards … personal bests include: 400 (58.6 seconds), 800 (2:14), 1,600 (5:03), 3,200 (11:28), and three mile (18:01) … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of David and Suzanne Rietz … born September 13, 1992 … exercise sports science major and pre-physical therapy … enjoys horseback riding, camping, cross fit, yoga, and skiing.

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BECKY SARMIENTO Freshman Distance Orange, Calif. El Modena HS

2013 Cross Country: Scored team points with a 64th-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships … finished 68th at the Pac-12 Championships … posted a team-best fifth-place finish running unattached at the Utah State Invitational. High School: Named All-Century League first-team twice … earned league honors in the 1,600 and 3,200 events … holds the school record in the 1,600 (5:03) and 3,200 (11:07) … received a letter four years. Personal: Daughter of John Jr. and Theresa Sarmiento … has not declared a major … enjoys reading … born August 22, 1995.

JESSICA SAMS Freshman Distance Ogden, Utah Ogden HS

2013 Cross Country: Posted an 83rd-place performance at the Pac12 Championships … clocked a season-best time of 23:08.28 for 41st in the open heat of the NCAA Pre-Nationals … earned 30th in her collegiate debut at the Utah State Invitational. High School: Was a member of the 2010 cross country and 2011 track state championship teams … earned four letters in both cross country and track … personal records include five-kilometer (19:02), 3,200 (11:20), and 1,600 (5:15) … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Pamela and Walter Sams … has not declared a major … went to Japan (2013) and Guatemala (2011) on two week service missions for the Washington Heights Church.

ALEX SHAW-VILLAGRANA RS-Sophomore Distance Ogden, Utah St. Joseph’s HS

2013 Cross Country: Did not compete. 2013 Outdoor Track: Clocked a season-best 5:04.53 1,500 at the Wildcat Invitational for 16th … finished 27th at the Utah Spring Classic in the 800 with a time of 2:28.56. 2013 Indoor Track: Finished second in the mile with a time of 5:40.77 at the Wildcat Tune-Up … earned 29th at the Bronco Invitational in the mile with a season-best time of 5:35.79. 2012 Cross Country: Redshirt season. 2012 Outdoor Track: Redshirt season. 2012 Indoor Track: Redshirt season. 2011 Cross Country: Was the 23rd finisher at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 19:25.4 … finished 36th at the UNLV Invitational with a five-kilometer time of 20:49 … earned 32nd in first collegiate race at Utah State Open.

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GISELLE SLOTBOOM RS-Junior Distance Sassenheim, Netherlands Jacksonville State

2013 Cross Country: Redshirt. 2013 Outdoor Track: Finished 19th in the 5,000 with a time of 17:34.48 at the Pac-12 Championships … second at the Long Beach State Invitational with a season-high time of 17:07.15 in the 5,000 … season-best time of 4:37.06 in the 1,500 at San Francisco … earned Pac-12 Academic honorable mention.

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2013 Cross Country: Finished 103rd at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships … earned 76th at the Pac-12 Championships … crossed the line 20th in her collegiate debut at the Utah State Invitational. High School: At the state championship meet, she finished runnerup in the 800, third in the 3,200 and was a member of the 4x800 champion relay … earned seventh at the state cross country championships … three-year team captain, four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track … member of Rocky Mountain High School’s Hall of Fame … graduated with academic honors. Personal: Daughter of Cheryl and Dave Mulvihill … has not declared a major … enjoys playing the piano … born May 27, 1995.

2013 Indoor Track: Redshirt season.

ALYSSA STETLER

2012 Cross Country: Earned all-region accolades for a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships … finished 39th at the Pac-12 Championships, running the final 5,000 meters with only one shoe … placed fifth at the Montana State Bobcat Invitational … finished 45th at NCAA Pre-Nationals.

Sophomore Distance Elko, Nev. Elko HS

At Jacksonville State: Named Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year … finished 21st at the NCAA South Region meet … named to all-conference first team … holds nine school records (five indoor, four outdoor) … finished third in the mile and was on the distance medley relay team at the conference championships.

2013 Cross Country: Earned 22nd at the Utah State Invitational … posted a 23rd-place performance at the Utah Open … named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team.

High School: Three-time Dutch junior champion in the 3,000 steeplechase … member of the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams that finished second at the National Relay Junior Championships.

2013 Outdoor Track: Time of 5:03.98 in the 1,500 at Utah State … finished third in the two-mile run at San Francisco in 11:11.03 … time of 10:34.10 in the 3,000 at the Trojan Invitational.

Personal: Daughter of William Slotboom and Eveline Botter … majoring in exercise and sports science … hobbies include speed skating, reading and hiking.

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High School: Personal-best mark of 18-1.25 to win the long jump at the OIA Track Championships and was second in the 400. Personal: Daughter of Mani Taulapapa and Frieda Taulapapa … has not declared a major.

HILARY TROUTNER RS-Senior Distance Provo, Utah Timpview HS

2013 Cross Country: Recorded a season-high 25th-place finish at the Utah State Invitational … crossed the line 29th at the Utah Open … earned academic honorable mention honors from the Pac-12 Conference.

2010 Outdoor Track: Finished third at the Robison Invitational with a time of 19:25.02 in the 5,000 … posted a personal-best 1,500 time of 5:04.45 at the Mark Faldmo Invitational … in her season debut, ran a 5:17.86 in the 1,500 at the BYU Invitational. 2010 Indoor Track: Ran a season-best mile time of 5:47.27 at the Bengal Shoot Out … at the Bronco Invitational, finished with a time of 11:19.51 in the 3,000 … clocked a 3,000 time of 11:27.07 (10th place) at the Mountain States Games. 2009 Cross Country: Finished 36th at Utah State Open (3 mile) with a time of 19:35.8 … season-best three-mile time was at Fleet Feet invitational with a time of 19:26 for 54th place … competed at the MWC Championships (6-km) with a time of 24:46.8 for 61st. High School: Personal bests include the three-mile in 18:07, 1,600 in 5:23.01 and 3,200 in 11:35.74 … placed second in the 2008 Foot Locker West Regional Senior Race … state qualifier in the 1,600 and 3,200 and 1,600 medley relay … region champion in the medley relay, running the 800 … team captain for two years on track team and senior captain on the cross country team … MVP in track and cross country … rookie of the year in cross country during junior year. Personal: Daughter of Stacy Devine … majoring in elementary education … hobbies include cooking, drawing, biking, camping and hiking … born January 24, 1991.

2013 Outdoor Track: Ran a time of 19:25.02 at the BYU Invitational in the 5,000. 2013 Indoor Track: Earned 18th in the 3,000 at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 11:02.99.

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CHRISTINE VAN BROCKLIN Freshman Hurdles Kaysville, Utah Davis HS

High School: Three-time state champion, placing first as a senior in the 300 and the 4x400 relay … personal best of 14.52 in the 100 hurdles … personal best of 44.54 in the 300 hurdles and has a high-57.0 400 split in the 4x400. Personal: Daughter of Kelly and LeAnn Van Brocklin … has not declared a major.

SUZIE VOZAROVA RS-Junior Multiple Lindon, Utah Timpanogos HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Set multiple season-best marks at the BYU Robison Invitational: heptathlon (4,308), javelin (84-0 feet), shot put (30-7.5 feet), high jump (5-3.25 feet), 800 (2:34.95) … season-high 100 hurdles time 15.60 at USU Invitational … cleared season-high 5-1 in high jump at Utah Spring Classic. 2013 Indoor Track: Recorded a season-best high jump mark of 5-1.0 feet for seventh at the Bronco Invitational … finished 11th in the 55 hurdles at the Wildcat Tune-up with a time of 8.83 seconds. 2012 Outdoor Track: Finished second in the heptathlon at the Robison Invitational with 4,092 points … also had season-highs at the Robison Invitational for javelin (84-0), shot put (30-7.5), high jump (5-2.25) and 200 (25.80) … best time of 2:40.09 in the 800 at Weber State … season-best marks of 15.54 in the 100 hurdles and 16-10 in the long jump at the Utah State Invitational … Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

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ROSALIE WALLER Senior Hurdles/Middle Distance Bountiful, Utah Bountiful HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Qualified for the quarterfinals in the 800 at the NCAA Preliminaries with a time of 2:07.91 and finished 20th overall … earned sixth in the 800 at the Pac-12 Championships with a best time of 2:09.73 in the preliminaries … clocked a personal-best 800 time of 2:07.84 for seventh in the premiere heat at the Sun Angel Classic … won the 800 at the Trojan Invitational with a time of 2:09.29 … member of 4x400 relay team that finished ninth at the Pac-12 Championships … member of 4x800 relay that broke the school record with a time of 8:38.56 … also competed in the 400 (55.95) and the 400 hurdles (1:00.96) during the season … named to the All-Academic Pac12 first team. 2013 Indoor Track: Finished eighth in the 800 at the MPSF Championships with a time of 2:09.45 … earned fifth in the 400 with a time of 56.88 seconds at the New Mexico Invitational … finished second at the Bronco Invitational with an 800 time of 2:11.70 … earned MPSF All-Academic honors.


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THERESA WAYBRIGHT RS-Senior Pole Vault Boise, Idaho Borah HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Finished 18th at the Pac-12 Championships with a jump of 12-0.50 feet … earned fourth at the Robison Invitational clearing the bar of 12-0 feet … recorded a season-best 12-3.50 feet for third at the Sun Angel Classic. 2013 Indoor Track: Recorded a season-best pole vault mark of 117.75 in an eighth-place performance at the New Mexico Invitational … finished 10th at the Husky Invitational with a mark of 11-4.50 feet. 2012 Outdoor Track: Redshirt. 2012 Indoor Track: Redshirt. 2011 Outdoor Track: Placed second in the pole vault at the Robison Invitational, clearing the barrier of 11-3.75 … earned 10th place at the Mountain West Conference Championships clearing 12-0.75 … set a season-best mark of 12-1.75 at the BYU Twilight … ran in the 4x100 that finished seventh at the MWC Championship. 2011 Indoor Track: At the MWC Indoor Championships, placed 13th in the pole vault, clearing the mark of 11-11.75 … recorded a season-best performance at the Husky Classic finishing 14th with a mark of 12-4.00 … cleared the mark of 11-7.75 to finish first overall in the unseeded group at the Cherry and Silver Invitational. 2010 Outdoor Track: Set a season-best mark with a height of 12-3.5 (eighth overall) at the MWC Outdoor Championships … cleared a mark of 11-11.75 at the Mark Faldmo Invitational … finished in third place at the Robison Invitational with a height of 11-11.75 … cleared the height of 11-11.75 (fourth overall) at the Utah Spring Classic … earned Academic All-MWC honors. 2010 Indoor Track: Finished 11th in the pole vault (11-11.75) at the MWC Indoor Championships … at the Husky Invitational, she set a new personal record clearing a height of 12-4.0 that earned 14th overall … finished ninth in her first collegiate meet at Bengal Shoot Out with a clearance of 11-0.25.

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RHIANNA WILLIAMS Freshman Sprints Fort Collins, Colo. Fossil Ridge HS

High School: Was the 2012 5A Colorado state champion in the 400 with a personal-best time of 55.36 … three-year state finalist in the 400 meters (2011-13) … personal-best 200 time of 25.14. Personal: Daughter of Peter and Christine Williams … has not declared a major.

KIA WILSON Junior Sprints Ogden, Utah Ogden HS

2013 Outdoor Track: Clocked a 100 season-best 12.53 seconds in a ninth-place performance at the Robison Invitational … finished fifth in the 100 with a time of 12.95 seconds at the Weber State Open … earned 10th in the 200 with a season-best 25.82 seconds at the Robison Invitational.

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REBEKAH WINTERTON RS-Junior Distance Salt Lake City, Utah Skyline HS

2013 Cross Country: Qualified for the NCAA Championships, finishing 89th overall in a time of 21:15.7 … finished 10th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships earning all-region honors … first Utah athlete and 12th overall to cross the line at the Pac-12 Championships earning All-Pac-12 honors … finished third at the Stanford Invitational … recorded a 56th-place performance at the NCAA Pre-Nationals … named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team. 2013 Outdoor Track: Earned sixth with a 36:12.54 in the 10,000 at the Pac-12 Championships, scoring three team points … qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries finishing in a time of 37:19.54 … season-best time in the 10,000 came at the Mt. SAC Relays (35:29.72), finishing fifth … ninth at the Stanford Invitational in the 5,000 with a season-best time of 17:15.84 … best 3,000 time 10:13.14 at the Trojan Invitational … Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. 2013 Indoor Track: Finished 31st in the 3,000 at the MPSF Championships with a time of 10:04.89 … clocked a season-best 9:52.73 for 26th at the Husky Invitational … earned MPSF all-academic honors.


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2011 Indoor Track: Finished third overall in the 3,000 at the Mountain States Games with a time of 10:34.26 … posted the eighth best 5,000 time in school history with a 17:33.01 at the Husky Classic … ran a 3,000 time of 10:07.90 at the Husky Classic … earned 21st in the 3,000 and 12th in the 5,000 races at the MWC Indoor Championships.

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2013 SEASON RECAP INDOOR - TOP PERFORMANCES Event 55m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55m Hurdles . . . . . . . 60m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60m Hurdles . . . . . . . 200m . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400m . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800m . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3000m . . . . . . . . . . . . 5000m . . . . . . . . . . . . DMR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4x400m . . . . . . . . . . . Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . High Jump . . . . . . . . . Shot Put . . . . . . . . . . Weight Throw . . . . . .

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2013 CROSS COUNTRY REC UTAH STATE OPEN

Utah completed its first meet of the 2013 season with a fourth-place finish at the Utah State Aggie Invitational. Sitting their top runners, the Utes were led by the performance of six freshmen making collegiate debuts. Junior Nikki Rietz led the surge for the Utes, capturing 12th, posting a five-kilometer time of 19:57.70. Redshirt freshman Alyssa Stetler made her cross country debut earning 22nd with a time of 20:43.58. Senior Hilary Troutner and sophomore Lauren Mills finished next to each other earning 25th and 26th, respectively. Jessica Sams (30th) and Makenzie Clark (44th) also competed for the Utes. Competing unattached were freshmen Becky Sarmiento (fifth), Dana Snell (20th) and Hannah McInturff (27th).

UTAH OPEN

In its first home meet in two years, Utah finished third at the Utah Open. The Utes were led by the strong fourthplace performance of junior Susannah Hurst. She was in the lead pack throughout the entire race, but was unable to make the pass of the top three runners down the final stretch. She clocked a time of 14:34.9. Crossing the line second for the Utes and 15th overall was Becky Sarmiento with a time of 15:12.5. She was followed by Rebekah Winterton (15:17.9) and Andrea Chavez (15:28.4) in 16th and 17th. Lauren Mills finished 18th with a time of 15:29.4. AuraLea Fain and Alyssa Stetler captured 20th and 23rd place for the Utes. Overall the Utes tallied 58 points for third place just behind Weber State (56 points) in the team standings.

MONTANA STATE BOBCAT INVITATIONAL

In her season debut, junior Rebekah Winterton’s second-place finish led the Utes at the Montana State Invitational. Overall the Utes claimed three of the top ten spots en route to a third-place finish. Winterton posted a three-mile time of 17:23.00. She was followed by Susannah Hurst in fourth, clocking a time of 17:35.00. Rounding out the top-10 finishers was Andrea Chavez who was in 30th place after a mile, but gained ground to 60

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finish in eighth place with a time of 17:52.00. Nikki Rietz was the fourth Ute to cross the line in 21st overall with a time of 18:10.00. Becky Sarmiento rounded out the five scoring runners for the Utes with 45th place in a time of 18:45.00. Also competing for the Utes was AuraLea Fain (52nd), Dana Snell (55th), Jessica Sams (63rd), MaKenzie Clark (78th), and Hillary Troutner (99th). Overall the Utes finished third in the team standing tallying 77 points.

STANFORD INVITATIONAL

For the third consecutive year, the Utah finished fourth overall in the six-kilometer Stanford Invitational. Leading the Utes was Rebekah Winterton in third place with a time of 21:22. For the third meet in a row, Susannah Hurst finished fourth overall clocking a time of 21:26. The third Utah runner to cross the line was Andrea Chavez in 32nd with a time of 22:30. AuraLea Fain finished in 52nd (23:02) followed by Becky Sarmiento (23:20) in 70th place. Overall, Utah finished in fourth place for the third-straight season, tallying 110 points.


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The Utah cross country team finished 37th at the 2013 NCAA Pre-Nationals. Rebekah Winterton led the way with a 56th-place finish (21:05.29) in the six-kilometer blue race. Susannah Hurst was the second Ute to cross the finish in 21:29.54 for 101st place. Winterton and Hurst passed a combined 91 runners coming in the final leg of the race. Utah’s third finisher was Andrea Chavez who finished 207th with a season-best time of 22:07.27. Nicole Rietz and AuraLea Fain claimed 269th and 278th place, respectively followed by Becky Sarmiento (291st) and Dana Snell (326th). Overall the Utes earned 37th place tallying 909 points.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

On a wet and windy course, Rebekah Winterton closed out the cross country season with an 89th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships. She clocked a time of 21:15.7 21:15.7 on the six-kilometer course. During the final kilometer of the race, Winterton made a surge passing 19 other competitors to finish in the top 90. Winterton’s finish put her in the top 1.4% of all Division l cross country athletes. Her performance also marks the fifth time under Coach Kepler’s reign that a Utah cross country student-athlete has finished in the top 90 at the NCAA Championships.

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Utah finished eighth the Pac-12 Championships with 207 points. Rebekah Winterton clocked a 12th-place time of 21:59 to earn all-Pac-12 second team honors. The feat marked the third-straight year a Utah athlete has earned Pac-12 all-conference honors. Susannah Hurst was the second Ute to cross the line in 22:37 for 29th place, followed by Andrea Chavez in 44th (23:11). Nicole Rietz (66th), Auralea Fain (67th) and Becky Sarmiento (68th) rounded out the Utes top scorers. The Utes finished the day in eighth place tallying 207 points, edging California (213 points).

NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Utah earned eighth-place overall at the NCAA Mountain Region meet. Rebekah Winterton captured the spotlight with a 10th-place performance (20:49.3) that qualified her for the NCAA Championships. Susannah Hurst finished 19th overall in 21:05.8. Both studentathletes earned all-region honors for their performance. Andrea Chavez was the third Ute to cross the line in a time of 21:43.5 for 46th. Becky Sarmiento finished in 64th (21:57.7) and AuraLea Fain was in 75th (22:10.7). The Utes finished the day eighth overall in the team standings with 214 points.

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Name Record Whitney Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . 7.20 . . . . . . . Whitney Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . 7.72 . . . . . . . Ashley Patterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.16 . . . . . . Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.83 . . . . . . Nellie Hammons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:06.29 . . . . . Amanda Mergaert . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:35.35 . . . . . Jill Molen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:15.81 . . . . . Jill Molen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:18.52 . . . . Angela Kaplar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.96 . . . . . . . Angela Kaplar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.56 . . . . . . . Traci Olsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6’ 0 7/8” . . . . Brooke LoBue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13’ 5” . . . . . . Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20’ 1” . . . . . . Stacey Rhineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42’ 5” . . . . . . Candice Ekberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49’ 5” . . . . . . Anneli Stahl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62’ 0.5” . . . . Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3891 . . . . . . . Lauryn McKay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:45.27 . . . . . Ali Eisenbeiss Rosalie Griffin Lucy Yates Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:05.78 . . . . Lauryn McKay Lucy Yates Amanda Mergaert

Year 2008 2007 2008 2007 2004 2013 1983 1982 2011 2012 1992 2002 2007 1998 2005 2013 2007 2012

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CHELSEA SHAPARD School record holder in 400m hurdles

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Name Record Lynn Wimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.10 . . . . . . Ashley Patterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.47 . . . . . . Amy Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52:55 . . . . . . Amanda Mergaert . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:04.73 . . . . . Amanda Mergaert . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:13.63 . . . . . Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:17.86 . . . . Jill Molen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33:35.19 . . . . Angela Kaplar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.61 . . . . . . Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.88 . . . . . . Shayla Houlihan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:43.60 . . . . Traci Olsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6’ 1.75” . . . . Klaudia Rokossa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13’ 1.75” . . . Amy Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20’ 7.75” . . . Stacey Rhineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40’ 7.5” . . . . Destanae Howerton-Davis . . . . . . 49’ 4.25” . . . Destanae Howerton-Davis . . . . . . 169’ 2.25” . . Sarah Grimm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207’ 1.75” . . Shauna Jeppsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157’ 10” . . . . Kaitlin Urmstron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150’ 1.5” . . . Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,328 pts. . . . Jennifer Cutrer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.35 . . . . . . Whitney Wellington Haley McAllister-Birkeland Jazmin Dickey Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:38.96 . . . . . Chelsey Kaplar Whitney Wellington Ashley Patterson

Year 1980 2008 1999 2013 2012 2011 1980 2011 2009 2008 1992 2013 1999 1999 2013 2013 2010 1985 2012 2007 2007

AMANDA FEIGHT School record holder in heptathlon

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CROSS COUNTRY 1982 1982 1982 1982 1982 1989 1991 1992 1999 2000 2004 2013 2013

3 Mile 10,000 5,000 1,500 5,000 High Jump High Jump High Jump 400 Hammer High Jump (Indoor) Mile (Indoor) 1,500

Jill Molen Carla Pittelkow Mary Lou Sedgewick Jill Molen Celsa Bowman Amanda Mergaert

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TRACY OLSEN-STEVENS 1992 All-American, School record holder in high jump

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2 Women All-Pac 12 10 Women All-Mountain West Conference 1999-2010 2 Men All-Mountain West Conference 1999-2005 (program discontinued in 2005) 5 Women All-Western Athletic Conference in 1997 and 1998.

GENERAL QUICK FACTS FOR TRACK & FIELD • All-Americans: Seven different women earned 13 All-American awards • 1 female National Champion Outdoor • 1 male athlete Olympian track (1964, 110 hurdles silver medalist)

TRACK & FIELD ALL CONFERENCE HONORS (WOMEN) • HCAC (High Country Athletic Conference) 6 • WAC 1989-1999, 11 • MWC 1999-2011, 119 • MWC Champions, 18 • MPSF Champions, 1 • Pac-12 All-Conference, 1

JILL MOLEN 1982 NCAA Champion in the 10,000m

TRACK & FIELD ALL CONFERENCE HONORS (MEN) • WAC 1979-1999, 28 • MWC 2000-2005, 14 • Conference Champions, 6 • Program discontinued in 2005

CONFERENCE RELAY CHAMPIONS WAC Men’s – 2 relays MWC Women’s – 8 relays (6-4x400, 2-DMR) 1 champion

CESLA BOWMAN 1987 Cross Country All-American

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INDOOR ALL-TIME PERFORMANCE LIST 55M

5000M

60M

55M HURDLES

200M

60M HURDLES

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Whitney Wellington . . . 7.20 . . . . . . . 2/23/08 Anna Lodge . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 . . . . . . . 2/17/84 Liza Whitehead . . . . . . . 7.29 . . . . . . . 2/23/08 Jazmin Dickey . . . . . . . . . 7.33 . . . . . . . 2/17/07 Carol Prause . . . . . . . . . . 7.36 . . . . . . . 2/17/84

Whitney Wellington . . . 7.72 . . . . . . . 2/23/07 Liza Whitehead . . . . . . . 7.83 . . . . . . . 1/12/08 Jazmin Dickey . . . . . . . . . 7.89 . . . . . . . 2/23/07 Autumn Smith . . . . . . . . 7.90 . . . . . . . 1/25/03 Haley McAllister . . . . . . . 7.92 . . . . . . . 2/7/09

Ashley Patterson . . . . . . 25.16 . . . . . . 2/7/09 Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . 25.23 . . . . . . 2/23/07 Alyssa Johnson . . . . . . . 25.27 . . . . . . 2/5/10 Autumn Smith . . . . . . . . 25.42 . . . . . . 2/9/02 Whitney Wellington . . . 25.45 . . . . . . 2/23/07

400M 1 2 3 4 5

Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . 54.83 . . . . . . 2/23/07 Alyssa Johnson . . . . . . . 55.60 . . . . . . 2/25/10 Ashley Patterson . . . . . . 56.13 . . . . . . 2/15/08 Lauryn McKay . . . . . . . . 56.37 . . . . . . 2/25/12 Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 56.41 . . . . . . 2/25/05

800M 1 2 3 4 5

Nellie Hammons . . . . . . 2:06.29 . . . . . 3/6/04 Amanda Mergaert . . . . . 2:06.34 . . . . . 2/23/13 Lucy Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:07.55 . . . . . 3/6/10 Rosalie Waller . . . . . . . 2:09.45 . . . . 2/23/13 Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . 2:07.80 . . . . . 3/7/09

MILE

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Amanda Mergaert . . . . . 4:35.35 . . . . . 2/9/13 Andrea Chavez . . . . . . . 4:47.75 . . . . 2/11/12 Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . 4:49.69 . . . . . 3/3/12 Chelsea DiGrazia . . . . . . 4:53.85 . . . . . 2/16/08 Susan Taylor . . . . . . . . . . 4:54.62 . . . . . 2/14/98

3000M 1 2 3 4 5

Jill Molen . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:15.81 aa . . 1/29/83 Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . 9:30.12 . . . . . 2/12/11 Susannah Hurst . . . . . . 9:44.46 . . . . 2/25/12 Celsa Bowman . . . . . . . . 9:45.90 aa . . 5/6/88 Kristie Rosser . . . . . . . . . 9:50.64 aa . . 2/8/92

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Jill Molen . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:18.52 aa . 2/13/82 Susannah Hurst . . . . . . 16:43.50 . . . 2/22/13 Elise Greenwood-Bahr . . 16:55.43 aa . 2/25/05 Lauren Endersen . . . . . . 17:15.27 . . . . 2/15/08 Kellie Anderson . . . . . . . 17:26.18 . . . . 2/14/09

Anglea Kaplar . . . . . . . . . 7.96 . . . . . . . 2/19/11 Elisha Kekacs . . . . . . . . . 7.99 . . . . . . . 2/12/00 April Jackson . . . . . . . . . 8.18 . . . . . . . 1/12/02 Jennifer Cutrer . . . . . . . . 8.20 . . . . . . . 2/17/07 Chelsey Kaplar . . . . . . . . 8.30 . . . . . . . 2/21/09

Angela Kaplar . . . . . . . . . 8.56 . . . . . . . 2/12/11 Jennifer Cutrer . . . . . . . . 8.60 . . . . . . . 2/24/07 April Jackson . . . . . . . . . 8.60 . . . . . . . 2/22/02 Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 8.76 . . . . . . . 2/10/07 Jennifer Jackman . . . . . . 8.84 . . . . . . . 2/27/04

HIGH JUMP

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Traci Olsen . . . . . . . . . . . 6’ 8.875” . . . 2/2/92 Langley Iverson . . . . . . . 6’ 0.75” . . . . 1/21/11 Katie Decker . . . . . . . . . . 5’ 11.25” . . . 2/14/04 Stacey Rhineer . . . . . . . . 5’ 11.25” . . . 1/17/98 April Jackson . . . . . . . . . 5’ 9” . . . . . . . 2/9/02

POLE VAULT

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Brooke LoBue . . . . . . . . . 13’ 5” . . . . . . 1/19/02 Susan Atwater . . . . . . . . 13’ 0” . . . . . . 1/20/07 Klaudia Rokossa . . . . . . . 12’ 10.75” . . 2/25/12 Tracy Hamblin . . . . . . . . 12’ 8” . . . . . . 2/14/04 Mandie Rowell . . . . . . . . 12’ 5.5” . . . . 2/29/08

LONG JUMP

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Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 20’ 1” . . . . . . 2/23/07 Stacey Rhineer . . . . . . . . 19’ 7” . . . . . . 2/20/99 Karen Alcorn . . . . . . . . . 19’ 7” . . . . . . 2/20/93 Lynn Wimmer . . . . . . . . 19’ 5” . . . . . . 2/23/80 Amy Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . 19’ 2.20” . . . 2/19/99

TRIPLE JUMP

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Stacey Rhineer . . . . . . . . 42’ 5” . . . . . . 2/20/98 Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 38’ 11.75” . . 2/26/05 Karen Alcorn . . . . . . . . . 38’ 11” . . . . . 2/26/93 Ashley Patterson . . . . . . 38’ 9.25” . . . 2/9/08 Katie Barton . . . . . . . . . . 38’ 8.25” . . . 2/26/05

SHOT PUT

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Candice Ekberg . . . . . . . 49’ 5” . . . . . . 2/17/05 Audrey Kiser . . . . . . . . . . 48’ 4” . . . . . . 2/21/02 Nikkie Rudder . . . . . . . . 48’ 1.25” . . . 2/16/12 Alanna Nulph . . . . . . . . . 47’ 5” . . . . . . 2/16/12 Candus Aiello . . . . . . . . . 47’ 1.75” . . . 2/26/11

WEIGHT THROW

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Anneli Stahl . . . . . . . . . . 62’ 0.5” . . . . 2/14/13 Audrey Kiser . . . . . . . . . . 61’ 0” . . . . . . 2/2/02 Becky Riddle . . . . . . . . . . 60’ 1.75” . . . 2/9/07 Sarah Grimm . . . . . . . . . 60’ 0.25” . . . 1/15/10 AJ Roby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59’ 3.75” . . . 2/4/06

PENTATHLON

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Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 3891 . . . . . . . 2/22/07 Kristy Slade . . . . . . . . . . . 3775 . . . . . . . 2/1/02 Erianne Allen . . . . . . . . . 3727 . . . . . . . 2/1/02 Brianna LeRoy . . . . . . . . 3723 . . . . . . . 2/24/12 Traci Olsen . . . . . . . . . . . 3579 . . . . . . . 3/2/90

DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY

1 Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . 3:24.5 Lauryn McKay . . . . . . . . 54.5 Lucy Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:07.0 Amanda Mergaert . . . . . 4:39.2 11:05.78 . . . . 3/2/12 2 Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . 3:28 Alyssa Johnson . . . . . . . 54.2 Lucy Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:07.6 Amanda Mergaert . . . . . 4:40.7 11:11.71 . . . . 3/4/11

4X400M RELAY 1

Lauryn McKay Ali Eisenbeiss Rosalie Griffin Lucy Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:45.27 . . . . . 2/25/12

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Alyssa Johnson Lucy Yates Lauryn McKay Ashley Mosley . . . . . . . . 3:45.41 . . . . . 2/26/11

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Lynn Wimmer . . . . . . . . 12.10 . . . . . . 4/26/80 Whitney Wellington . . . 12.15 . . . . . . 4/14/07 Liza Whitehead . . . . . . . 12.22 . . . . . . 4/19/08 Jazmin Dickey . . . . . . . . . 12.24 . . . . . . 5/2/07 Haley McAllister . . . . . . . 12.34 . . . . . . 5/2/07

Ashley Patterson . . . . . . 24.47 . . . . . . 4/19/08 Amy Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . 24.53 . . . . . . 5/12/99 Stephanie Jolley . . . . . . 24.79 . . . . . . 3/16/12 Natalie Young . . . . . . . . . 24.97 . . . . . . 4/24/10 Whitney Wellington. . . . 24.98 . . . . . . 4/13/07

400M 1 2 3 4 5

Amy Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . 52.55 . . . . . . 5/21/99 Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . 54.50 . . . . . . 4/18/09 Ashley Patterson . . . . . . 55.31 . . . . . . 5/12/07 Stephanie Jolley . . . . . . 55.52 . . . . . . 4/14/12 Lauryn McKay . . . . . . . . 55.79 . . . . . . 5/15/10

800M 1 2 3 4 5

Amanda Mergaert . . . . . 2:04.73 . . . . . 7/1/13 Lucy Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:06.21 . . . . . 5/27/10 Nellie Hammons . . . . . . 2:06.67 . . . . . 5/29/04 Andrea Chavez . . . . . . . 2:06.96 aa . . 4/13/12 Rosalie Waller . . . . . . . 2:07.84 . . . . 4/6/13

1500M 1 2 3 4 4

Amanda Mergaert . . . . . 4:13.63 . . . . . 6/7/12 Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . 4:19.73 . . . . . 4/30/11 Carla Pittelkow . . . . . . . . 4:22.03 aa . . 5/6/82 Nellie Hammons . . . . . . 4:26.07 aa . . 5/3/03 Chelsea DiGrazia . . . . . . 4:26.39 . . . . . 4/24/08

3000M STEEPLECHASE 1 2 3 4 5

Shayla Houlihan . . . . . . . 10:43.60 . . . . 5/16/08 Elise Greenwood . . . . . . 10:50.39 aa . 5/13/05 Trina Bateman . . . . . . . . 10:59.12 . . . . 5/18/01 Jennifer Brusch . . . . . . . 11:04.30 . . . . 3/30/02 Nicki Hugie . . . . . . . . . . . 11:35.01 aa . 4/23/05

5000M 1 2 3 4 5

Alyssa Abbott . . . . . . . . . 16:17.86 . . . . 4/15/11 Celsa Bowman . . . . . . . . 16:18.08 . . . . 6/3/88 Jill Molen . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:19.85 . . . . 3/12/82 Susannah Hurst . . . . . . 16:34.17 . . . 3/29/13 Elise Greenwood . . . . . . 17:03.43 . . . . 4/24/04

10000M 1 2 3 4 5

Jill Molen . . . . . . . . . . . . 33:35.19 . . . . 1980 Susannah Hurst . . . . . . 34:46.96 . . . 4/18/13 Johanna Nielsen . . . . . . 35:02.48 . . . . 5/12/00 Zuzana Sarikova . . . . . . . 35:18.97 . . . . 4/19/02 Lauren Adams . . . . . . . . 35:27.25 . . . . 4/18/97

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Angela Kaplar . . . . . . . . . 13.61 . . . . . . 5/4/11 Elisha Kekacs . . . . . . . . . 13.91 . . . . . . 5/10/00 Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 13.98 . . . . . . 5/11/07 Jennifer Cutrer . . . . . . . . 14.03 . . . . . . 5/12/06 April Jackson . . . . . . . . . 14.24 . . . . . . 5/2/01

Chelsea Shapard . . . . . . 57.88 . . . . . . 5/16/09 Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 58.67 . . . . . . 5/26/07 Stephanie Jolley . . . . . . . 58.73 . . . . . . 5/12/12 Jennifer Jackman . . . . . . 59.51 . . . . . . 5/28/04 Chelsey Kaplar . . . . . . . . 59.89 . . . . . . 5/15/10

HIGH JUMP

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Traci Olsen . . . . . . . . . . . 6’ 1.75” . . . . 5/9/92 Brenda Alcorn . . . . . . . . 6’ 1.5” . . . . . 3/30/91 Langley Iverson . . . . . . 5’ 10” . . . . . . 3/26/11 Katie Decker . . . . . . . . . . 5’ 10” . . . . . . 5/6/04 Brianna LeRoy . . . . . . . . 5’ 9.75” . . . . 5/5/12

DISCUS

1 2 3 4 5

Destane Howerton-Davis . . 169’ 2.25” . . 4/20/13 AJ Roby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162’ 4” . . . . . 5/12/06 Candice Ekberg . . . . . . . 162’ 0” . . . . . 6/2/05 Sidni Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . 150’ 8” . . . . . 5/13/05 Becky Riddle . . . . . . . . . . 150’ 3” . . . . . 4/24/04

JAVELIN

1 2 3 4 5

Kaitlin Urmston . . . . . . 150’ 1.5” . . . 3/30/12 Mindy Wilder . . . . . . . . . 146’ 5” . . . . . 5/9/01 Amber DeVries . . . . . . . . 137’ 3.5” . . . 5/4/05 Brianna LeRoy . . . . . . . . 137’ 0” . . . . . 3/16/12 Breanna Freestone . . . . 135’ 10” . . . . 5/16/09

HEPTATHLON

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Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . 5328 . . . . . . . 5/10/07 Erianne Allen . . . . . . . . . 5264 . . . . . . . 5/3/02 Maren Hatch . . . . . . . . . 5150 . . . . . . . 5/9/87 Brianna LeRoy . . . . . . . . 5090 . . . . . . . 4/28/11 Shanae Nixon . . . . . . . . . 5073 . . . . . . . 5/17/01

POLE VAULT

4X100M RELAY 1

Jennifer Cutrer Whitney Wellington Haley McAllister Jazmin Dickey . . . . . . . . . 46.35 . . . . . . 4/7/07

LONG JUMP

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Haley McAllister-Birkeland Whitney Wellington Chelsea Shapard Ashley Patterson . . . . . . 46.39 . . . . . . 5/16/09

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Kia Wilson Alyssa Johnson Lauryn McKay Stephanie Jolley . . . . . . 46.52 . . . . . . 3/29/13

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Klaudia Rokossa . . . . . . . 13’ 1.75” . . . 4/6/13 Brooke LoBue . . . . . . . . . 13’ 0.25” . . . 5/3/03 Trisha Wagner . . . . . . . . 12’ 6.25” . . . 5/30/03 Mandie Rowell . . . . . . . . 12’ 5.5” . . . . 5/11/07 Susan Atwater . . . . . . . . 12’ 5.5” . . . . 5/3/06

Amy Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . 20’ 7.75” . . . 4/23/99 Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 19’ 9.75” . . . 6/8/07 Karen Alcorn . . . . . . . . . 19’ 8.75” . . . 5/9/92 Kristy Slade . . . . . . . . . . . 19’ 8.75” . . . 5/8/02 Brianna LeRoy . . . . . . . . 19’ 8.25” . . . 5/4/11

TRIPLE JUMP

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Stacey Rhineer . . . . . . . . 40’ 7.5” . . . . 5/10/99 Amanda Feigt . . . . . . . . . 40’ 0.75 . . . . 5/6/04 Karen Alcorn . . . . . . . . . 39’ 8.75” . . . 5/26/93 Ashley Patterson . . . . . . 38’ 9.5” . . . . 5/2/07 Alexandria Nash . . . . . . . 38’ 7” . . . . . . 5/17/03

SHOT PUT

1 2 3 4 5

Destane Howerton-Davis . . 49’ 4.25” . . . 4/27/13 Audrey Kiser . . . . . . . . . . 48’ 8.25” . . . 3/24/00 Candice Ekberg . . . . . . . 48’ 6.25” . . . 5/29/05 Nikkie Rudder . . . . . . . . 47’ 8” . . . . . . 3/24/12 AJ Roby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47’ 3.5” . . . . 5/13/06

HAMMER THROW

1 2 3 4 5

Sarah Grimm . . . . . . . . . 207’ 1.75” . . 4/24/10 Vanessa Mortensen . . . . 205’ 0” . . . . . 5/12/06 Aiofe Hickey . . . . . . . . . 201’ 11” . . . . 4/12/13 Josefin Berg . . . . . . . . . . 199’ 4” . . . . . 4/19/08 Anneli Stahl . . . . . . . . . . 196’ 0” . . . . . 4/26/13

4X400M RELAY 1

Chelsea Shapard Chelsey Kaplar Whitney Wellington Ashley Patterson . . . . . 3:38.96 . . . . . 5/16/09

2

Alyssa Johnson Lauryn McKay Rosalie Waller Ali Eisenbeiss . . . . . . . . . 3:40.53 . . . . . 5/12/13

3

Lauryn McKay Alyssa Johnson Ali Eisenbeiss Stephanie Jolley . . . . . . 3:41.12 . . . . . 5/13/12

Bold indicates active athlete aa = altidude adjusted

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2014 Utah Track & Field Media Guide