March 28, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada track and field team will head to La Jolla, Calif., to participate in the Cal-Nevada Championships this weekend.
The meet which will take place on the University of San Diego campus, will feature track and field programs from the states of California and Nevada.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH TWIGGS
“The event will be somewhat similar to our conference championships, in that there will be qualifying rounds in the 100m dash and 800m run,” head coach Shantel Twiggs said. “We will look to go out and string together some great results. I would suspect several marks will be among the Nevada top ten. We hope to build on our last outing and put us one step closer to our goals.”
RECAP OF LAST MEET
Nevada opened the 2013 outdoor season with several record breaking performances at the Hornet Invitational in the team’s last meet. The Wolf Pack 4x100m relay team kicked off the meet with a record breaking time of 45.18 to take first place. The quartet made up of Samantha Calhoun, Angelica Earls, Tanisha Hawkins and Kashae Knox broke Nevada’s previous record of 46.29 that was set by Baylee Hearns, Angelica Earls, April Pate, and Deborah Amoah in 2011.
Deborah Amoah took home a win in the triple jump, clearing a program record mark of 42'7". Senior La Tijera Avery returned to action in her last season with the team, taking second place in the high jump with a mark of 1.78m, just off of her school record from two years ago.. Avery also took home a third place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.62m. Samantha Diaz won the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:50.72. The time places Diaz sixth of Nevada’s all-time list. Kerri Simmons placed second in the shot put with a personal best throw of 15.10m. The mark places the junior second on the program’s all-time list. Nicole Wadden took third in the javelin with a mark of 36.53m.
Nevada’s sprinters group continued to dominate on the track. Kashae Knox led the group with a personal best time of 11.67 to take second in the 100-meter dash. Knox’s time is good for the second spot on the team’s all-time list. Angelica Earls crossed the line third behind Knox at 11.76 for the program’s third best time. Samantha Calhoun finished fourth at 11.84 to sit fifth on the list. Tanisha Hawkins rounded out the group with a fifth place finish of 11.98 for the program’s eighth best time. The Wolf Pack 4x400 relay team comprised of Shanee Martin, Christina Smith, Mariah Gramolini, and Baylee Hearns placed third with a time of 3:54.04.
Check nevadawolfpack.com for results after completion of the meet.