Pack heads to Bay Area

Kirsch competing at the MW Indoor Championships

Kirsch competing at the MW Indoor Championships

April 3, 2014

Reno, Nev. -


The University of Nevada track and field team will be traveling to the Bay Area to compete in the San Francisco State Distance Carnival in San Francisco, Calif. and the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif.  This is the 30th year for the Stanford Invitational, and about 3,300 athletes will be competing in events over two days.




This week last season:


The Wolf Pack track and field team was off this week last season after finishing second the previous week at the Cal-Nevada Championships in La Jolla, Calif.  The Pack finished behind San Diego State, and edged out Sacramento State for second. 


In the 2013 Cal-Nevada Championships junior Kerri Simmons captured the Nevada All-Time top mark in the shot put passing Stephanie Tietjen with a mark of 51’1.75”.  Simmons has since improved her shot put personal and school record to 53’2.75”.


The Pack won three jumping events as senior Deborah Amoah won the long and triple jumps with senior teammate La Tijera Avery winning the high jump.


Also inking her name into the Nevada All-Time top-ten list was Demerey Kirsch who won the steeplechase with a time of 10:38.43 which is the third best time in program history.






Coach Elias, distance, “Training has been real solid, and a lot of our distance athletes should compete well.  They have had some rest going into this weekend, and should have some good performances.”


Coach Williamson, multi/jumps, “We have a good javelin group who is excited with their performances so far, and sees the post season in their realm of possibilities.  We will have other athletes opening up this weekend and they will be in pretty good positions to do well this weekend.”




Live results for the SF State Distance Carnival can be found at:


Live results for the Stanford Invitational can be found at:


A recap of the day’s events will be posted at along with results of the action each day following competition.


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