Kaila Urick  
Kaila  Urick

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Chaska, Minn.

High School:
Chaska HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/27/1992

Experience:
1 Letter


05/26/2015

Gophers Head to Texas for NCAA Prelim

Eighteen Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim this week

05/21/2015

Eighteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelim

Seven Gophers have qualified in multiple events, including Devin Stanford, Ke-ke Burks and Agnes Esser in the disc and hammer

05/17/2015

Gophers Take Third at B1G Championship

A program-record 4x400m relay performance highlights the final day of B1G action for the Gophers

05/16/2015

Herauf Wins B1G Heptathlon, Gophers Lead

Minnesota leads the team standings with 71 points through two days at the Big Ten Championship

05/13/2015

Gophers Ready for B1G Championship

Minnesota travels to Michigan State for the Big Ten Outdoor Championship this Friday through Sunday

Photo Gallery

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.

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: 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 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

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 • majoring in strategic journalism with a minor in management • 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 (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:45.28 (AT-10th) Big Ten Championship (2/27/15)
3,000m 9:39.10 Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)
5,000m 16:59.83 Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)
Urick's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:37.00 Holst Invitational (4/12/14)
3,000m 10:27.50 Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)
5,000m 17:16.87 Drake Relays (4/25/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:26.52 (AT-5th) Big Ten Championships (5/17/14)