School record falls in opening day of Husky Classic
Feb. 15, 2014
Seattle, Wash. -
Nevada track and field got off to a hot start on the first day of the Husky Classic hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash.
The women’s distance medley team finished third behind Florida State and Cal St. Stanislaus with a time of 11:43.51, breaking the school record by 15.88 seconds. The team consisted of Caitlin Devitt-Payne, Summer Leimberger, Mariah Grambling and Julie Pedersen was running its first Distance Medley Relay of the indoor season. Also competing on the opening day was junior Tanisha Hawkins who finished fourth in the 200 meter dash with a time 24.94.
THOUGHTS FROM THE COACH TWIGGS
“Day one ends with a bang and a top 3 finish for the women's distance medley relay who shattered the school record with a time of 11:43.51. The quartet of Caitlin Devitt-Payne, Summer Leimberger, Mariah Grambling and Julie Pedersen ran a great race. They really went out and competed for a third place finish and the school record put the icing on the cake. The deserved it, with all the hard work they put in, it’s great to see it pay off,” head coach Shantel Twiggs.
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