Track and field ready to take on Mountain West

Kerri Simmons poses with her gold medal at the 2013 MW Championships

May 14, 2014

Reno, Nev. -


The Wolf Pack track and field team will be traveling to Laramie, Wyo. to battle for a conference championship.  The Pack will be represented by 11 student-athletes who will be competing against the best from the Mountain West. The meet starts Thursday with the heptathlon, and action will start for the Silver and Blue on Friday.


Seven Nevada All-Time Top-Ten performances have been turned in by the Pack this season. The distance team has led the program with four student-athletes performing strong enough to ink their names to Nevada Top-Ten lists.

Caitlin Devitt-Payne ran 4:32.97 in the 1,500-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays to set the eighth best time in program history.   Demerey Kirsch turned in the program’s second fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time at the Stanford Invitational.  Her time of 10:28.57 was a ten second personal best, and is the sixth best time in the MW this season.  Competing in the 5,000-meter run at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival Emily Myers ran the third best time in program history of 16:43.50.  Her time is the sixth best in the MW this season.  Joining Myers on the All-Time Top-Ten 5,000-meter list was senior Julie Pedersen who clocked in at 17:26.75 at the Brutus Hamilton Open. 

Wolf Pack sophomore Kinsey Minter jumped her way onto the Nevada All-Time Top-Ten list for high jump by clearing 5’8” at the Bryan Clay Invitational.  Her mark is tied for ninth best in school history, and is the sixth best in the conference this season.



Two Nevada throwers have moved onto All-time Top-Ten lists for the Pack. Raffaela Wiesbeck recorded the program’s ninth best mark in the Javelin with a throw of 151’9”.  Her throw is the second best in the MW this season.  Senior Kerri Simmons improved on her personal best in the hammer throw to move up to seventh all-time for the Silver and Blue by throwing 174’1” at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational.


Three points will be on the line this weekend as the Wolf Pack squares off against the Rebels in Wyoming.  The team that finishes higher in the team scoring this weekend will be awarded three points towards the series.  UNLV currently leads Nevada 18 to 15, and big performances this weekend could boost the Pack as four sports are still competing for Governor’s Series points. 


Results will be posted at in .pdf format along with a recap of the event each day after the action.

Live results, photos, highlights, and team scores can be found throughout the weekend at:!/page/championship_c-otrack

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