Wolf Pack returns from Hornet Invite
The Nevada track and field team competed at the Hornet Invite hosted by Sacramento State. The Wolf Pack finished in eighth place with 30 points. Sacramento State won the meet followed by California and Cal State Stanislaus.
Senior Kerri Simmons in the hammer throw, and sophomore Kinsey Minter in the high jump recorded the top finishes for the Pack by finishing in third place in their respective events. Simmons’ mark in the hammer throw of 174’1” is a 2’0.5” improvement over her personal best mark set earlier this season at the Aggie Open, and is also the seventh best throw in school history. Minter equaled her personal best mark in the high jump, also set at the Aggie Open, by clearing a height of 5’7”. Minter’s height is .75” short of tying the 10th best height in school history.
Also scoring for the Wolf Pack in the high jump was freshman Leah Carter who recorded a sixth place finish after clearing a height of 5’3”.
Nevada had three javelin throwers finish in the top eight over the weekend with Raffaela Wiesbeck in fourth place, Alyssa Zunino in fifth place, and Savanna Haverfield finishing in seventh place. Wiesbeck recorded a mark of 145’8”, Zunino threw the javelin 125’6”, and Haverfield finished with a mark of 108’7”.
Adding one more top eight finish for the Wolf Pack throwers group was Kennedy Hall in the shot put. Hall finished in seventh place with a mark of 39’4.5”
Two Nevada pole vaulters finished in the top ten capping off a string of strong performances for the Wolf Pack field athletes. Alison Powers recorded an eighth place finish with a vault of 11’3.75”, and Caitlin Owen finished in 10th place with a vault of 10’10”.
On the track in the 800-meter run freshman Summer Leimberger finished in eighth place with a time of 2:17.11. Just missing a top ten finish in the event was Anne Underwood, whose 11th place time of 2:17.52 was eclipsed by Marissa Scott from California who finished with a time of 2:17.41 for 10th.
Freshman Jenifer Delucchi finished in 10th place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.37, while freshman teammate Katelin Westerterp finished in 11th place in a photo finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.31. Finishing in 10th place of the 400-meter hurldes was Autumn Edgar of American River College with a time of 1:08.26.
Nevada finished eighth out of 20 competing schools with 30 points. Sacramento State won the meet with 112 points, followed by California with 81 points, and third place Cal State Stanislaus with 72.5 points.