UNLV track & field's MacKenna Howard notched the program's second-best outdoor performance mark in the shot put.
UNLV track & field sees six returners notch personal best in seven events this weekend.
UNLV track & field's Krystal Wharton takes second in the long jump Friday at conference meet.
The UNLV track & field program open the 2015 indoor campaign at Northern Arizona's Mountain T's Invitational.
UNLV track & field notched six top-eight finishes at the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational Friday.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt HS in Eastvale, Calif. ... Lettered four years in track & field with the first year (2010) at Centennial HS in Corona, Calif., and the last three at Roosevelt HS ... Competed in the 200m, 400m, relays and long jump ... Helped the Mustangs to three straight (2011-13) Big VIII League championships ... Ran a time of 24.75 in the 200m and 57.51 in the 400m at the 2013 Big VIII League prelims ... Served as a team captain in 2012 and '13 ... Broke the Roosevelt HS record in the long jump (19-5.5) and 200m (24.42) ... Individually, earned the top newcomer award in 2011, the Mustang Award in 2012 and was selected the most valuable sprinter in 2013 ... Earned scholar-athlete honors all four years.
Personal: Akia Shah Armstrong was born on Nov. 11, 1994, in New Orleans, La. ... The daughter of Glen Whitley and Alicia ... Has one younger sister Alia ... Mother, Alicia, was a hurdler at Mississippi State (1992-94) ... Majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish.