UNLV athletics placed 77 student-athletes on the Spring 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
UNLV's MyShauna Alexander won the javelin, while Emily Blok qualified first overall in the 200m.
UNLV track & field witnesses 10 student-athletes set personal bests in seven events Saturday.
UNLV track & field gets a win by MyShauna Alexander in the javelin at the Mt. SAC Relays Friday.
UNLV claims seven wins on the track, 17 top-three finishes on second day of Cunningham Invite.
UNLV: Listed in both the indoor and outdoor performance list ... Listed as a member of three indoor distance medley relay teams (second-fourth) and two outdoor distance medley relay teams ... A four-time Academic All-Mountain West Team member, twice for both track & field (2011 and `12) and cross country (2011 and '12).
2012: Ran in seven outdoor meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Participated in the 400m hurdles (five times), 4x400m relay (twice), 4x800m relay (twice), distance medley (twice), 400m (once) and 800m (once) ... Fastest 400m hurdle time was 1:00.54 at the MW Outdoor Championships (fourth place) ... Fastest 4x400m relay time was 3:56.69 at the Steve Scott Invitational ... Fastest 4x800m relay time was 8:39.22 at the Texas Relays (first place) ... Fastest distance medley time was 11:43.52 at the Texas Relays ... Ran the 400m in a time of 58.12 at the Cunningham Invitational ... Ran the 800m in a time of 2:14.72 at the Pasadena City Games ... Helped the 4x800m relay team to two first-place finishes: Texas Relays (8:39.22) and Mt. SAC Relays (9:09.41) ... Helped the distance medley relay to one first place finish at the UNLV Classic (12:26.73) ... Ran in five indoor meets, including the MW Indoor Championships ... Participated in the 800m (three times), distance medley (three times) and the mile (once) ... Fastest 800m time was 2:13.07 at the MW Indoor Championships ... Fastest distance medley time was 12:03.36 at the MW Indoor Championships (second place) ... Ran the mile in a time of 5:25.8 at the New Mexico Classic.
2011: Ran in eight outdoor meets, including the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships ... Participated in the 400m hurdles (eight times) and 4x400m relay (twice) ... Fastest 400m hurdle time was 1:03.65 at the Steve Scott Invitational ... Fastest 4x400m relay time was 1:04.82 ... Ran in five indoor meets, including the MWC Indoor Championships ... Participated in the 800m race (five times), distance medley (twice) and 4x400m relay (once) ... Fastest 800m race time was 2:19.47 at the MWC Championships ... Fastest distance medley time was 12:30.99 in the MWC Indoor Championships ... Fastest 4x400m relay time was 4:02.22 (B) at the NAU Open.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Memorial Composite HS in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada ... Lettered three years in track & field ... Broke Memorial Composite's records in the 400m, 800m 60m hurdles and 3000m ... Provincial champion in the 400m and 800m ... Ran club for the Edmonton Harriers Track & Field Club from 2003-11 ... Was the 2008 Junior National Champion in the 400m hurdles ... Finished second in the 400m hurdles at the 2009 Senior Nationals ... Finished fifth in the 400m hurdles at the 2009 World Youth Track & Field Championships .
Personal: Laura Jayne Affeld was born on March 28, 1992, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada ... The daughter of Lothar and Marion Affeld ... Has two siblings, Lindsay and Marc ... Sister, Lindsay, swam collegiately at the University of Alberta ... Majoring in community health.