Track & Field Takes Fifth at Cal/Nevada's
April 23, 2005
Fresno, Calif. - With the WAC Outdoor Championships just three weeks away, the University of Nevada came in fifth of 19 teams at the Cal/Nevada Championships Saturday hosted at Wamerdam Field on the campus of Fresno State. Nevada's 58.5 points just edged out sixth-place Sacramento State who totaled 58.
The hosting Bulldog women won the team title with 125.5 points over Cal State Northridge and UNLV who tied at second with 123. Long Beach State placed fourth with 119. CS Northridge's won the men's side with 157 while Fresno State took second with 146.5.
Nevada won two individual events over the two-day course of the meet. The first came Friday when sophomore Ashley Mathis (Las Vegas, Nev.) took the top spot in the triple jump. Mathis has become comfortable in the place in her event this outdoor season as she again broke the 40 foot mark at 40.16 feet.
Junior Kali Baker (Las Vegas, Nev.) also showed her championship form on Saturday when she collected a win in the 1,500-meters. She had not yet competed in the event this season and dominated the pack with her time of 4:29.65 over UC Santa Barbara's Bethany Nickless at 4:34.13.
The Wolf Pack also had a number of other strong finishes on the weekend. Senior Sarah Woydziak (Reno, Nev.) took the runner-up spot in the hammer throw with a toss of 188.62 feet. Another thrower also came up big when senior Jamie Martino (Sparks, Nev.) was fourth in the shot put at 45.87 feet.
Sophomore Janna Moyer (Reno, Nev.) brought in a few points to the team total as well. Moyer placed fourth in the pole vault, clearing the pole at 12.01 feet.
Only one meet remains of the regular season before the WAC Championships begin at Tulsa, Okla. and run from May 11-14. The Pack will travel to the Cardinal Invitational hosted by Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. on May 1. The following weekend will be off as the WAC meet starts the following Wednesday.