ACADEMICS: The Utes fall sports teams placed 44 student-athletes on the Academic all-Mountain West Conference team, the league office announced today. Football led the way with 20 honorees, followed by soccer (12), volleyball (7) and cross country (5).
To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.
Utah's fall Academic all-MWC recipients were: Karolina Bartkowiak, Tony Bergstrom, Tysen Clements, Megan Combe, Alexis Davis, Jenny McCune, Amanda Mergaert, Sydney Osmun, Zane Beadles, Erin Dalley, Erin Dudley, Keisha Fisher, Kepa Gaison, Lauren Hair, Ben Hendy, Sarah Hibbert, Danielle Killpack, Jamel King, Stephanie Lemeza, Chase Maires, Matt Martinez, Luke Matthews, Trevor Moss, Monica Okapal, Lauren Porter, Caleb Schlauderaff, Sean Sellwood, Anne Shallenberger, Stephanie Shardlow, Derrick Shelby, Cinthia Silva, Abby Simmons, Tevita Stevens, Justin Taplin-Ross, Zane Taylor, Hanna Terry, Hannah Turpen, Ben Vroman, Chaz Walker, J.J. Williams, Allie Wisner, Kellie Woodfield, Mike Wright, Natalie Young.
TRACK AND FIELD: The Utes will be competing at the Husky Classic in Seattle and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa., this weekend. The majority of distance runners will be competing in Iowa on Friday and Saturday, with the remainder of the team competing at the Husky Classic.
Last week, the Utes competed at the Mountain State Games in Pocatello, Idaho. Sophomore Langley Iverson won the high jump with a new personal record of 5-8. Freshman Amanda Mergaert won the Invitational 800m race, finishing in 2:13.89 (altitude adjusted time). Freshman Angela Kaplar placed second overall in the 60m hurdles with a new personal best of 8.75.
Brianna LeRoy competed in the Pentathlon event, collecting a total of 3419 points, which is a new personal best and all-time seventh in school history...
Utah's distance medley relay team comprised of Adrienne Wilson, Lauryn McKay, Nikki Dotter and Mergaert, placed third with a time of 12:14.04 (altitude adjusted time), which is the fourth best time ever run by a Utah team.
In the weight throw, senior Sarah Grimm earned second place with a mark of 56-7.5