Kaila Urick
Kaila  Urick

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chaska, Minn.

High School:
Chaska HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/27/1992

Experience:
2 Letters


04/30/2016

Gophers Wrap Up Four-Meet Week

Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday

04/29/2016

Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes

Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday

04/28/2016

Gophers Win Drake Relays 4x1600m

Minnesota wins its first Drake Relays title since 2013

04/23/2016

Gophers Set Six Program Top-10 Marks

Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday

04/22/2016

Gophers Rewrite Top-10 Lists in Virginia

Minnesota posted all-time top-10 marks in the hammer throw, 3,000m steeple chase, and 400m run Friday

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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 seventh 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.

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: 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) • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

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 • 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-7th) Big Tens (2/27/16)
Urick's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.28 Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)
1,500m 4:25.03 John McDonnell Invitational (4/11/15)
3,000m 10:27.50 Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)
5,000m 17:07.02 Big Tens (5/17/15)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:18.45 (AT-5th) Big Tens (5/16/15)

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