Track & Field on the road for Husky Invite
Feb. 12, 2014
Reno, Nev. -
For the first time this season the Nevada track and field team will be competing in back to back weekends as the team heads to Seattle, Wash. for the Husky Invite hosted by the University of Washington.
4 p.m. Friday evening, Feb. 14th, Senior Kerri Simmons will get the action started for the Pack competing in the women’s weight throw, and six Wolf Pack runners will take to the track to open up the meet with the women’s 200-meter dash.
Saturday’s action will kick off at 8 a.m. with the women’s 3,000-meter race.
KEY PERFORMANCES LAST MEET
New Mexico Classic:
Kashae Knox: The sophomore from Sacramento, California finished in 7th place in the 60-meter dash setting a personal record and tying the third fastest time in school history for the event.
Tanisha Hawkins: One of the most experienced runners on the young Wolf Pack team, Hawkins finished in 9th place in the 60-meter dash and 4th place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56:61 which ties the 5th fastest time in school history.
Kerri Simmons: The standout senior thrower threw for two personal records in the shot put and weight throw. Her weight throw mark of 60’7.5” is the second best in school history and just 2.5 inches shy of the school record. Simmons’ shot put mark of 49’5” is a two inch personal record, and second best in school history.
Fiyin Olusola: The freshman finished in 6th place of the 60-meter dash and collected a fifth palce finish in the 60-meter hurdles.
Julie Pedersen: The local talent from Galena High School in Reno, Nevada finished in third place of the mile with a time of 5:04.61.
Erika Root: Finishing just behind Pedersen, the sophomore finished 5th in the mile.
Kinsey Minter: The Pack’s only other podium finish in the Bronco Invite went to Minter who cleared a height of 5’5” to finish in third place in the high jump.
THOUGHTS FROM THE COACH TWIGGS
“When you compete back to back weekends training isn’t the priority, competing is the focus. We are excited to get another chance to improve on our performances. With this team any time we compete is an opportunity to break a school record or move onto the Nevada All-Time list, but our goal is to go out and execute. Everything will fall into place after that,” head coach Shantel Twiggs.