Feb. 28, 2014
Colorado Springs, Colo. -
Two days of the Mountain West Indoor Championships hosted by Air Force Academy are in the books in Colorado Springs, Colo.
GOVERNOR’S SERIES PRESENTED BY NV ENERGY
Nevada is currently leading rival UNLV by 12 points. A win in head-to-head competitions is worth three points, and in the event of a tie the points will be split 1.5 to each school. UNLV currently leads the series nine to three.
SECOND DAY HIGHLIGHTS:
Running in the first heat of the mile run, senior Samantha Diaz finished second with a time of 5:16.55. Diaz’s time will be seeded fourth overall heading into the finals.
Tanisha Hawkins qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash turning in a time of 7.53. The senior finished third in her qualifying heat, and will be seeded seventh heading into the finals.
Emily Myers grabbed six points for the Wolf Pack finishing in third place of the 5,000-meter run. Myers finished with a time of 18:26.90 behind first and second place Wyoming student –athletes Holly Page (18:19.06) and Audra DeStefano (18:19.26).
The Pack collected ten points with a first place finish in the final women’s event of the day, the Distance Medley Relay. Nevada’s team of junior Caitlin Devitt-Payne, freshman Summer Leimberger, senior Mariah Gramolini, and senior Samantha Diaz won the event with a time of 11:59.97 to beat out second place New Mexico (12:01.67) and host school Air Force (12:12.32).
After two days of action New Mexico is in the lead with 61 points followed by San Diego State with 33 and Wyoming with 31. Nevada is currently in eighth place with 16 points, and rival UNLV is in 10th place with 4 points.
Live results for the meet can be found throughout the weekend at: