Track & Field Faces National Caliber Competition
AUSTIN, Texas - A handful of student-athletes from the University of Nevada track & field team qualified for competition this week at the 2007 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays hosted at the Mike A. Myers stadium on University of Texas campus. In total, Nevada had five individuals in competition facing off against dome of the finest collegiate athletes in the country from schools such as Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana State, Arizona, Virginia, Kansas and Georgia-among many others.
The Wolf Pack’s top two finishes came from throwers in the javelin events. In the collegiate section A of the javelin, junior Inger Appanaitis (Brookings, Ore.) placed fifth with a mark of 153’11”. In the B section of the event, junior Megan Lytle (Redmond, Ore.) placed fourth with a mark of 143’07”.
The remaining Pack competitors competed on the track. While all three failed to make finals, they still put in some strong times. Junior Analisa Serrano (Sparks, Nev.) placed fourth in her heat of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.60. In the same event, fellow junior Ashley Land (Chandler, Ariz.) placed ninth in her heat clocked at 14.83. In the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Polly Smith (Reno, Nev.) finished sixth in her heat at 1:03.36.
The Wolf Pack has a split weekend ahead with both the Woody Wilson Invite. in Davis, Calif. and the Mt. San Antonio College Relays next on the schedule. Nevada will split the team, sending student-athletes to both meets.