The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and fields will compete in the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round on May 23-25.
The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and No. 7 women's track and field teams both have athletes competing in the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas.
The Pac-12 Championships will take place on May 11-12 at USC's Cromwell Field and Katherine B. Loker Stadium.
The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and field teams will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
On Thursday, competition begins at 11 a.m. MST, Friday's competition starts at 10 a.m. and Saturday's meet will begin at 9 a.m.
2012: Indoors, Bierig ran in two races as a freshman during the indoor season ... He ran the 3,000-meter race at the Razorback Invitational in 8:22.46, earning a 10th-place finish ... At the Husky Classic, Bierig ran the 3K in 8:18.93, good for a 16th-place finish ... Outdoors, he finished in the top 10 in six of the eight races he competed in ... He took second place at the UA-NAU-ASU Double Dual in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:14.79 ... At the Jim Click Shootout, Bierig clocked a time of 9:37.77 in the steeplechase, earning a first-place finish ... He took second in the Willie Williams Classic in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:39.01 ... Bierig earned all-conference honors in the steeplechase, taking seventh place at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 9:03.94.
2011 (XC): Bierig opened the year at the George Kyte Classic in the 8,000-meter race where he clocked a time of 27:23.1, good for a 14th-place finish ... He took sixth place at the Dave Murray Invitational in the 4.25 mile race with a time of 21:40 ... He competed in the Pac-12 Championships in the 8,000-meter race where he clocked a time of 24:38, good for a 47th-place finish ... He ended the year at the NCAA West Regional by running the 10,000-meter race in 30:47.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Lewis & Clark High School, he was the team captain his junior and senior year, as well as the MVP sophomore and senior year ... He was first-team all-state for cross country his junior and senior year ... Second-team Nike All-American for the 2010 cross country season ... Holds the school record for the 3,200-meter run ... Was a National Merit Scholar Commended Student and an AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: He is the son of Brian and Fran Bierig ... Has a brother, Kai, and a sister, Sally ... Majoring in pre-business.