Devra Vierkant Athlete Profile

Devra Vierkant

Devra Vierkant
Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 2002-2003 Hometown: Orem, UT

Personal

  • Born 02/15/76 in Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • Parents are John and Rondee Hasson and the late Colin Vesterfelt
  • Majoring in business management

Before BYU

  • Earned Distinguished Academic All-American status in track and cross country while running for Utah Valley State College
  • Named UVSC's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2000
  • Recognized as the 2000 NJCAA Betty Jo Graber Female Student Athlete of the Year
  • Named to the first team all-region twice in cross country
  • Earned All-America status in cross country her freshman and sophomore years
  • Five-time region champion in track
  • Five-time JC All-American in track (National Champion in the 3,000m)
  • Named Outstanding Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Female Track Athlete of the Year
  • Recognized as UVSC's Outstanding Female Athlete of the year in 1998 and 2000


2002 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Won the 3,000m at the Illinois Women's Invitational with a time of 9:44.84
  • Finished second in the 5,000m (16:46.77) at the Mountain State Games
  • Finished second in 3,000m at the MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 10:09.16
  • Finished 11th in the 5,000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Ran a season-best 33:56.02 to finish sixth in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Finished 12th in the 5,000m at the Cardinal Invitational in a season-best 16:16.93
  • Finished fourth in the 5,000m at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Withdrew from the NCAA Outdoor Championships due to a stress fracture