April 29, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. – Senior Christy Works and sophomore Anita Momodu highlighted the Nevada track and field team’s trip to the Brutus Hamilton Invitational by winning their events over the weekend, and providing leadership for the rest of the team. Senior Casey Gray also stepped up in the pole vault, setting a personal record of 12-0.5, which moved her into ninth-place on the Nevada all-time top ten.
Anita Momodu won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.00 seconds, just .03 seconds off of her personal best, which is in the top ten in for Mountain West this season, and Works won the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.73. Freshman Alyssa Zunino had a notable performance in the javelin throw with a mark of 123-1, which is a personal record and places her 11th in the conference.
The athletes who competed over the weekend will play key roles in deciding the outcome for the Pack at the Mountain West Championships. Many of the athletes posted Mountain West top-25 season performances over the weekend and any improvements in their final competition can help the Pack secure more points toward an overall championship.
“The ladies competing this weekend showed us they could put the pieces together for the conference meet,” Coach Kirk Elias said about the weekend. This meet was not about the heavy competition, but rather for those on the bubble to show us that they were prepared to compete at the conference championships”
The Pack has a week and a half to prepare for the Mountain West Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning May 8th.