Final Team Scores
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of Nevada track & field team wrapped up the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday afternoon by placing ninth in the 11-team field.
The Wolf Pack concluded the competition with 34.5 points to finish ahead of Air Force and San Jose State. New Mexico successfully defended its crown and dominated the team portion of the meet by eclipsing 149 points, while runner-up Colorado State posted 96 points.
Chari Hawkins of Utah State was named the Women's Outstanding Performer of the Meet and New Mexico's Joe Franklin earned Women's Coach of the Year honors.
Nevada's best finish on the final day of action came from freshman Katherine Surin in the 400m dash. Surin placed fourth in the event with a time of 55.38 seconds, the same time from yesterday that qualified her in the finals.
Junior Caitlin Devitt-Payne ran to a fifth place showing in the mile after crossing the line at 4:56.99. Sophomore Fiyin Olusola also placed fifth in her event, the 60m hurdles. Olusola's PR time of 8.57 seconds ranks second in the Nevada all-time indoor record book.
In her first conference championship, freshman Makeya White recorded a sixth place finish in the 60m dash by clocking in at 7.63 seconds. Redshirt sophomore Emily Myers posted a PR in the 3000m run by crossing the line at 9:56.70, the sixth-fastest time in school history, to grab eighth place.
Another rookie, Brittany Graves, notched a ninth place showing in the triple jump Saturday afternoon with a mark of 11.90m (39'0.5"), sixth-best in the indoor record book.
Due to UNLV's higher finish in the team standings, the Rebels earn three points towards the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy. Nevada now leads the series 10.5-7.5.