April 16, 2014
Reno, Nev. -
The University of Nevada track and field team will be competing in three meets across the Los Angeles area this weekend; the Mt. SAC Relays, the Clay Invite, and the Beach Invitational.
The Mt. SAC Relays will take place in Walnut, Calif. running Thursday through Saturday at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the Mt. San Antonio College campus. The Beach invitational hosted by Long Beach State University in Norwalk, Calif. will take place on Saturday and the Clay invite hosted by Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. will take place on Friday.
THIS WEEKEND LAST SEASON
Two seniors led the way for the Pack at the Beach Invitational last year as Samantha Calhoun won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.67, and Angelica Earls finished third in the same event with a time of 11.75. The duo also competed with Kashae Knox and Tanisha Hawkins on the first place women’s 4x100-meter relay team.
Kerri Simmons and Kennedy Hall also had big weekends last season competing at the Mt. SAC Relays. Simmons took second place in the shot put with a throw of 50’8.25” and Hall recorded her personal best shot put mark of 44’3.25” to ink her name on the Nevada Top-Ten list.
THOUGHTS FROM THE COACHES
Coach Twiggs, head coach, “Our plan is to continue to build off our season best performances through the rest of the season. We want to improve across the board, and see athletes move up the top ten lists as we prepare for the MW Championships.”
Coach Elias, distance, “We are taking a group of athletes who have performed at a high level all year to give them a chance to compete at a high level. We are focused on our training and racing well, knowing that the times we want will come. We believe that some school records are up for grabs this weekend as we have several athletes looking to qualify for the first round of the NCAA Championships. Our athletes are fitter than they have ever been, and it’s all about practice, racing and making sure our skills are sharpened for a championship.”
Coach Williamson, multi/jumps, “The team is pretty excited for the weekend. We are taking an elite squad with athletes looking to qualify for the first round of the NCAA Championships and move up in the conference standings. We have athletes trying to set themselves up to be MW Champions.”
Results will be posted at Nevadawolfpack.com in .pdf format along with a recap of the daily event each day after the action.