June 20, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada track and field team's 4x100 relay team was named All-America Honorable Mention by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
"I am so proud of the team," head coach Shantel Twiggs said. "That quartet had a great year together. Although the season did not end the way we wanted, what they did for the program was historic."
The Wolf Pack quartet of Samantha Calhoun, Angelica Earls, Tanisha Hawkins, and Kashae Knox clocked in at 45:30 to take sixth place in heat three of the prelims of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene on June 5. The time placed Nevada 21st in the field of 24 participants.
The team had a record-breaking outdoor season, eclipsing the program's record time with a first place finish of 44.37 at the Mountain West Championships in Las Vegas. The time broke the program record that was set by the group during the close of the regular season this year and is .01 seconds off the stadium record. The finish also ranks third all-time at both the MW Championship and all-time in MW history. The quartet was later named to the MW All-Conference team.
The foursome finished second in heat two at the NCAA Prelims in Austin, Texas with a time of 44.56 to solidify a place amongst the top 12 finishers.