Pack Returns with momentum from Husky Classic
Feb. 15, 2014
Seattle, Wash. -
The University of Nevada track and field team finished up competition at the Husky Classic hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash.
Kashae Knox matched her personal best time in the 60-meter dash with a time 7.51 which was the third fastest time in the preliminary round, but pulled out of the finals with a slight injury. Junior Tanisha Hawkins opened up on the first day of action with a fourth place finish in the 200-meter dash.
After opening up as part of the school record setting distance medley relay team, 11:43.51 third place, Caitlin Devitt-Payne finished with a time of 4:59.41 in the mile, which is the tenth fastest time in school history. Sophomore Emily Myers collected an eighth place finish in the women’s 3,000-meter time finishing with a time of 9:55.52, the fifth fastest time in school history.
After missing a top ten finish in the women’s weight throw by 2.25” on Friday evening, Senior Kerri Simmons came back with a fifth place finish in the shot put with a mark of 47’-6.50”.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH TWIGGS
“The distance and middle distance crew stepped up and hand an amazing weekend filled with personal best and school records. Emily Myers got a lot of tactical race experience in her second 3,000-meter race of the season. There was a lot of back and forth in her race, and the experience will help her at the Mountain West Championships. We are excited to heal up and compete at the Mountain West Championships. The conference is deep in almost every event so we will really need to focus our attention in our final preparation.” -Head coach Shantel Twiggs.