DENVER, Colo. -University of Nevada sophomore Samantha Diaz was named the Western Athletic Conference's Verizon Wireless Track Athlete of the Week for this week. It is the second honor for the team this season after La Tijera Avery won field athlete of the week after the first week of outdoor competition.
Diaz, a sophomore from Shingle Springs, Calif. (Ponderosa HS), won the 1,500-meters at the USC Quad Meet in Los Angeles, Calif. last weekend by more than 12 seconds. Her time of 4:28.22 was a lifetime best for the sophomore who led the race from start to finish. Her time currently leads the WAC and stands as the fourth-best in school history.
Nevada also moved up in the recent U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association regional rankings. The Pack is now at fifth in the Mountain Regional at 392.2 points. Brigham Young University leads the regional rankings with 996.71, with Texas Tech in second (734.58) and New Mexico in third (451.53).
The Wolf Pack will return to action this weekend at the Mondo Invitational hosted by Sacramento State on April 7-9.