Eugene, Ore. • Utah's Amanda Mergaert finished third in the women's 1,500 meters, earning All-American honors with a time of 4 minutes, 14.89 seconds at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
The senior is only the second Utah athlete to earn All-American honors in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track. Her time was a personal best and just over a second out of first place (Oklahoma State's Natalja Piliusina won in 4:13.25 and Florida's Cory McGee was second in 4:13.94).
"I ran to win the race because I wasn't just happy to be here," Mergaert said. "I knew I could cause some damage after the preliminary run on Thursday and I never stopped believing in my abilities. I couldn't ask for more."