April 2, 2012
CLAREMONT, Calif. -
The University of Nevada track and field team finished the Cal-Nevada Championships in sixth place.
San Diego State led the field of participants with 130 points. The Aztecs were followed by Long Beach State (125), Sacramento State (98), Cal State Northridge (84.50), UC Riverside (81), and Nevada (65).
Nevada was led by a strong outing from freshman Kashae Knox. Knox finished first in the 200m, recording a personal best time of 24.44 which is good for third on the all-time program list. The freshman also finished second in the100m with a time of 12.02 to tie her personal best mark. Knox accounted for 18 of Nevada's 65 points.
Junior Deborah Amoah had a solid showing in the long hump, finishing third and cracking the 19ft barrier for the first time with a 19'.5" mark. Amoah also finished fifth in the 100m hurdles (14.53) and triple jump (40'.75"). The junior totaled the second highest points of the participants with 17.
In the javelin event, Nevada was led by seniors Sarah Nichols and Danielle Stallworth. Nichols took second place with a mark of 138'8" and Stallworth finished in fourth with a mark of 131'0".
Junior Aislynn Mueller moved into the program's all-time list with a strong 400m hurdles time. Mueller clocked in at 63.12 to take eighth place which sits her at ninth best on the all-time list.
"Although we only traveled 16 athletes to the championships and finished sixth, I am pleased with the effort the team showed this weekend." Head coach Shantel Twiggs said.
The team will travel to Stanford, Calif. this week to participate in the Stanford Invitational Saturday.