Bob Rautio won Far Western Conference championships in the javelin in 1961, 1967 and 1968, each of his three years as a member of the Wolf Pack men's track and field team. In 1961, he earned All-America honors and set a national record for javelin throw by a freshman, a mark that stood for four years). He also ranked third in the nation and finished third at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in 1961. He joined the U.S. Army where he was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and was the All-Army javelin champion in 1966. Rautio returned to Nevada in 1967 and 1968, winning two more Far Western Conference championships in the javelin and finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships in 1968.
Junior Mark Nowaczewski allowed one run and tied his career-high with six strikeouts in eight innings as the Wolf Pack defeated Fresno State 7-3 to clinch the Mountain West series. Nowaczewski earned back-to-back MW Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance.