Jan. 28, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash. – Led by strong finishes in the high jump and long jump, the University of Nevada track and field team closed competition on day two of the UW Invitational with strong showings.
On the second and final day of competition, the Wolf Pack placed first and second in the high jumpand second in the long jump.
La Tijera Avery took the high jump at 1.76 meters, followed by Nicole Williams in second at 1.71 meters. Avery's mark is currently tied for 31st nationally and slots her into the NCAA Championships. Her mark ties her personal best, which is second on the Nevada all-time list. It was set at the WAC Indoor Championships last February. Deborah Amoah finished second in the long jump with a final height of 5.73 meters.
In track events on day two, Kashae Knox took third in the 60-meter dash at 7.52 seconds. The time sets the school mark and is .07 seconds better than her most recent personal best. Angelica Earls also placed well in the event, coming in sixth with a time of 7.63 seconds.
Nevada also made its mark on day one, as April Pate took 10th in the pentathlon at 3,355. In the same event, senior Alexa Anderson turned in a personal best performance with a score of 3,216 points. Earls took third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.85, followed by Knox, who finished fourth at 24.93.
As a team, Nevada distance medley runners came in 10th with a time of 12:20.71. The mark is is fifth on the Nevada all-time list. Individually, Samantha Diaz posted an impressive mile time of 4:43.43. The mark is currently 39th nationally and second in the WAC.
The Pack will return to the track at the New Balance Invitational on February 4. The team will take three athletes, Amoah, Avery and Williams, to the Armory in New York City to compete.