NAMPA, Idaho - Junior Alison Powers tied the school record in the pole vault Saturday afternoon at the Boise State Team Challenge as the University of Nevada track & field team posted a solid team outing.
All-in-all, the Wolf Pack won six of its 14 events in the meet and had a majority of its student-athletes post all-time top-10 marks at Nevada or set new personal records (PR).
"Today we performed well across the board. I could not be more proud," head coach Shantel Twiggs said. "We have some work to do as we prepare for the Mountain West Championships, but we made a serious assault on the Nevada all-time list and got a few wins."
Powers did not win the pole vault event, but finished as the top collegian with the victor competing unattached. Powers mark of 12'9.5" ties the indoor school record with two others, Jenny Ashcroft (2002) and Megan Ries (2004).
Nevada was victories in a couple of other field events as well. Sophomore Nicole Wadden captured the Long Jump title with a jump of 5.57m, setting a new PR and freshman Brittany Graves won her first collegiate event, taking home the title in the Triple Jump. Graves' mark of 11.61m is the eighth-best mark in school history. Teammate Dezirae Pennington finished just behind Graves in the event in second place with a mark of 11.44m.
Sophomore Fiyin Olusola won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.69 seconds, sixth-best on the Nevada indoor all-time list. In the 800m run, the Wolf Pack registered three top-five finishes, led by event winner sophomore Reighan Fisher. Fisher clocked in at 2:17.26 to win the event and was followed very closely by teammate Sidney Root who posted a PR time of 2:17.31. Sophomore Katelin Westerterp's time of 2:18.44 sets a new PR for her as well, and lands her a fourth place finish.
Nevada also won both of the team races, capturing the 4x400m relay and distance medley relay. The Pack's victorious 4x400m relay team of Graves, Pennington, Alexandra Tierney and Katherine Surin, who were winners in this event earlier this season at the same indoor track, won the event by four seconds with a time of 3:54.92. Nevada's winning DMR team of Root, Jennifer Delucchi, Westerterp and McKenna Evans clocked in at 12:20.84.
Surin capped off a solid meet by taking second place in the 400m dash. Surin's time of 55.41 is the second-best in school history.
Sophomore Anna DuBois notched a third place finish in the shot put, posting a PR mark of 14.49m, the fifth-best mark on the Nevada indoor all-time list.
Nevada is next in action at the Mountain West Indoor Championships that will run from Feb. 26-28 in Albuquerque, N.M.