Christine Spence qualifies for World Championships after third-place finish in 400m hurdles at USA Outdoor Championships.
Former Rebel Amanda Bingson set the American record in the hammer, while Christine Spence qualifies for 400m hurdles final.
Two former UNLV track & field alumnae competed at the USA Outdoor Championships Friday.
UNLV track & field alumnae raced in the first round of the 100m Thursday in Iowa.
UNLV track & field will have four former student-athletes at the national meet in Des Moines, Iowa this week.
UNLV Career Highlights (2000-Present)
(2003-2004 Junior): Placed second in the high jump at the MWC Indoor Championship, clearing 5'-8.75" ... also finished 12th in the 60 meter hurdles at the championship with a time of 8.89 ... cleared a career-best 5'-9.25" in the indoor high jump at the Holiday Inn Invitational ... broke the school record in the high jump at the MWC Outdoor Championships, clearing 6'-00.75" to win the event ... took second in the heptathlon at the champonships, accumilating 5,194 points ... competed in the 400 meter hurdles and high jump at the NCAA West Regional ... earned All-America honors in the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships, placing seventh with a time of 57.20, the second-fastest time in school history.
(2002-03 Junior)Did not compete due to injuries.
(2001-02 Sophomore): A member of UNLV's top relay squad which won the 4x400 meter relay title at the MWC Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... set a new all-time league record time in both seasons ... set three new career bests in the outdoor 400 meters, 400 meter hurdles and high jump ... NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier in the 4x400 meter relay which placed ninth nationally.(2000-01 Freshman): Placed third in the 400 meters and sixth in the high jump at the MWC Indoor Championships in rookie campaign ... tied for fourth on the UNLV all-time high jump record list clearing 5-08.50 (1.74m) at the league postseason meet ... fell just 0.84 seconds short of the school's freshman record in the 400 meter hurdles ... claimed All-MWC accolades in both the high jump and 400 hurdles ... finished fifth in the 400 hurdles and seventh in the high jump at MWC Outdoor Championships ... earned the team's only MWC Player of the Week award (April 18).
High School: Lettered in both basketball and track and field ... led the Broncos to two state track and field titles and four Mid-8 Conference Championships ... three-time all-state selection ... broke school records in the 400, high jump, 4x200 and 4x400 relays ... state champion in the 100 and 300 hurdles.
Personal: Christine Elizabeth Spence ... born on Nov. 25, 1981, in Kansas City, Mo., to Ed and Cynthia Spence ... has one brother, Richard (38) and two sisters, Marion (36) and Jennifer (26) ... majoring in sociology.
UNLV Career Bests Indoor 200M 25.61 at Bill Cosby Invitational (2/10/01) 400M 57.40 at MWC Championships (2/24/01) High Jump 5-09.25 at Holiday Inn Invitational (2/14/04) Outdoor 200M 24.84 at MWC Championships (5/12/04) 400M 57.11 at Outback Invitational (4/27/02) 400M Hurdles 57.20 at NcAA Championships (6/12/04) High Jump 6-00.75 at MWC Championships (5/12/04) Heptathlon 5,210 points at MWC Championships (5/12/04)