Surin's win in the 400m dash highlights final day at UCLA

Katherine Surin came dangerously close to setting a new school record in the 400m dash
April 4, 2015

Legends Invitational Final Results
Pomona-Pitzer Results

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Freshman Katherine Surin knocked off the Mountain West's defending 400m dash champion on day two of the Legends Invitational to claim victory in the event.

Surin clocked in with a PR time of 54.59 seconds to best Monay Meggs of UNLV by 0.31 seconds and stake the event win in the 400m dash. Surin's time is not only a new PR, but it ranks second all-time in Nevada outdoor program history and is dangerously close to the all-time mark. The Quebec native's time is the fastest in the conference this outdoor season, ranks 17th in the west region and is in the top-35 nationally.

The Wolf Pack also got a highlighting performance on the field side of competition from junior Alison Powers. The team's perennial pole vaulter notched second place in the event but cleared 13'5.75" (4.11m) to set a new outdoor school record. The previous record of 13'3.75" had stood since 2002 when Jenny Ashcroft set the mark. Powers' record setting mark is the second-best in the Mountain West, 12th-best in the west region and ranks 17th nationally.

Elsewhere on the track, junior Caitlin Devitt-Payne ran to a third place finish in the 1500m run, crossing the line at 4:34.48. Sophomore Fiyin Olusola ran to a fourth place finish in the 100m hurdles after posting a time of 14.00 seconds.

Both relay teams, the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay team, took home third place finishes. The 4x100m relay team of Makeya White, Kashae Knox, Alyssa Porter and Surin clocked in at 45.70 to claim the third spot, and the third-fastest time in school history. Surin also anchored the 4x400m relay team and along with Brittany Graves, Olusola and Dezirae Pennington ran a 3:48.90.

Pennington also produced a noteworthy performance in the field with a runner-up finish in the triple jump. Her mark of 38'7" (11.76m) is good for seventh all-time at Nevada. Freshman Katia Coquis Lossio heaved a mark of 137'2" (41.52m) in the javelin event to notch a third place showing. Junior Alyssa Zunino finished right behind her teammate in the event with a mark of 136'1" (41.48m).

The Pack also sent a few of its student-athletes over to the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational to compete in a few events. Redshirt freshman Megan Parsons posted a sixth place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.10 seconds and sophomore Jennifer Delucchi notched eighth place in the event by clocking at 15.27. Fellow sophomore Katelin Westerterp competed in the 400m hurdles and ran a 65.05 to take home eighth place.

Nevada will split teams in its next form of competition in two weeks competing in the Mt. Sac Multi and Relays, the Bryan Clay Invitational and the Long Beach Invitational.



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