Kaila Urick
Kaila  Urick

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chaska, Minn.

High School:
Chaska HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/27/1992

Experience:
3 Letters


07/28/2016

Gophers Earn NCAA-Best 23 Academic Honors

Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I

06/21/2016

Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016

Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign

06/11/2016

Gophers Add Three More All-Americans

Jess Lehman, Agnes Esser, and Shanique Wright earned All-American honors on Saturday at the NCAA Championship

06/09/2016

Two Gophers Earn All-American Accolades

Nicolle Murphy and Lyndsey Thorpe earned First Team All-American honors at the NCAA Championship Thursday evening

06/07/2016

Minnesota Sends Eight to NCAA Meet

Eight Golden Gophers are set to compete at the 2016 NCAA Championship this week

06/10/2016

2016 NCAA Women's Track Championship

Photos of Gophers at the 2016 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship by Walt Middleton.

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day Two

Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.

01/23/2016

Women Track host Wisconsin

Minnesota wins Border Battle

07/22/2015

W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.

07/21/2015

W. Track Big Ten Indoor Championships February 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.

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2016 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • ran seven races with appearances in the mile, 3,000m, 5,000m, and distance medley relay • ran a career-best 16:27.73 to place eighth in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championship and move into sixth among all-time Gophers • placed 16th in the mile at Big Tens (4:51.01) • ran season-best mile in 4:49.19 at the ISU Classic • ran season-best 3,000m in 9:52.72 at the Meyo Invite • ran 1,200m leg of the third-place DMR at the Meyo Invite, clocking 11:28.26.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • NCAA Championship qualifier in 3,000m steeplechase • ran 12 races with appearances in the 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 3,000m steeplechase, and 4x1,600m relay • placed 21st in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:38.33) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championship with a 12th-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:14.49) at the NCAA West Prelim • finished fifth in the 5,000m (career-best 16:34.27), sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:22.85), and 13th in the 1,500m (4:29.47) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 10:11.54 in the 3,000m steeplechase to place sixth at the Virginia Challenge and move into fourth among all-time Gophers • ran a career-best 4:24.39 in the 1,500m to place third at the Drake Relays and move into 10th among all-time Gophers • led off the first-place 4x1,600m relay at Drake Relays, running 19:21.71 to rank eighth in program history • ran a season-best 2:13.60 in the 800m for third place at the Hamline Invitational.

2015 Season - Indoor: Ran six races • ran career-bests in the mile (4:45.28) and the 3,000m (9:39.10) • moved into 10th among all-time Gopher milers with a 4:45.28 in prelims at the Big Ten Championship • placed ninth in the B1G mile (4:48.17) • placed 11th in the 3,000m (9:39.10) at the Meyo Invitational • won the 3,000m (9:45.28) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 10 races • recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:12.28), 1,500m (4:25.03), 5,000m (17:07.02), and 3,000m steeplechase (10:18.45) • ended the season ranked fifth in program history in the 3,000m steeplechase • placed fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:18.45), 11th in the 5,000m (17:07.02), and 15th in the 1,500m (4:29.32) at the Big Ten Championship • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in the 3,000m steeplechase and placed 35th in 10:47.12 • won the 1,500m at the Jaguar Challenge • runner-up in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Drake Relays (10:19.48) • ran on fifth-place 4x1,600m relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time (19:24.88).

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • ran career-bests in the mile (4:57.32), 3,000m (9:39.83) and 5,000m (16:59.83) • ran career-best mile (4:57.32) for ninth place at Jack Johnson Classic • finished eighth in the 3,000m at Bill Bergan Invite in 9:39.83 • placed 14th in the 3,000m (9:41.72) at Big Tens • ran career-best 16:59.83 in the 5,000m at Iowa State Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran six races • raced the 3,000m steeplechase four times, including at Big Ten Championships and NCAA West Prelims • recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:37.00) and 3,000m steeplechase (10:26.52) • finished ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:26.52) at Big Tens to rank fifth all-time in Gopher history • came in 39th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:50.97) at the NCAA West Prelims • took eighth in the steeplechase at Drake Relays (10:32.70) • finished second in the 1,500m (4:37.00) at Holst Invitational.

2013 Season - Indoor: Ran the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships (27th) • posted a season-best 3,000m time of 9:54.51 at the Iowa State Classic • ran the mile at the Parents Day Open (5:08.47).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Meet of the Unsaintly (11:12.28) • ran the 5,000m at the Drake Relays (17:16.87) • ran the 3,000m at the Arkansas Invite (10:27.50).

2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Chaska High School • high school coaches were Scott Stallman and Nate Foss • six-time letterwinner in cross country • was a seven-time all-conference selection in cross country and track and field • five-time team MVP • three-time all-state selection in cross country and track and field • also participated in basketball and Nordic skiing • personal bests of 10:48 in 3,200m, 5:00 in 1,600m, 2:18 in 800m and 14:22 in 4,000m • Athena Award winner • dean's list honoree.

Personal: Born July 27, 1992 • completed her undergraduate degree in strategic journalism with a minor in management • enrolled in a human resources graduate certificate program • daughter of Marty and Diane Urick • parents both competed in cross country and track at the University of St. Thomas • has two siblings, Jenna and Spencer.

Urick's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:45.28 Big Tens (2/27/15)
3,000m 9:39.10 Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)
5,000m 16:27.73 (AT-6th) Big Tens (2/27/16)
Urick's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.28 Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)
1,500m 4:24.39 Drake Relays (4/30/16)
3,000m 10:27.50 Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)
5,000m 16:34.27 Big Tens (5/15/16)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:11.54 (AT-4th) Virginia Challenge (4/23/16)

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