Student-Athletes to be well represented in UNLV's 50th Commencement Ceremony.
UNLV gets first-place finishes from Kelsey Williamson, Christine Lowe and 4x400m relay.
UNLV had three student-athletes place in two events, 12 others qualify for six finals.
60 UNLV student-athletes eligible for May 12 commencement ceremonies.
Secoral Yanez notches two personal-best times in the 200m and 400m.
UNLV: Transferred to UNLV after spending freshman and sophomore years at Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.).
2011: Ran/jumped/threw in nine outdoor meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Participated in the 200m (three times), 100m hurdles (eight times), 400m hurdles (three times), 4x400m relay (three times), 4x100m relay (once), 800m (once), high jump (once), long jump (once), shot put (once) and javelin (once) ... Fastest 200m time was 26.72 at both the Sheila-Tarr Smith Invitational (heptathlon) and Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... Fastest 100m hurdles time was 14.16 at the Beach Invitational ... Fastest 400m hurdles time was 1:07.29 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational ... Fastest 4x400m relay time was 4:08.19 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational ... Ran the 4x100m relay in 49.08 at the UNLV Classic ... Scored 3,182 points at the Sheila Tarr-Smith Invitational ... Ran times of 15.16 in the 100m hurdles (first place), 26.72 in the 200m (first place) and 2:57.03 in the 800m ... Jumped distances of 4-8.25 (1.43m) in high jump and 11-5.4(3.49m) in long jump ... Threw distances of 21-0 (6.40m) in shot put and 48-8 (14.83m) in javelin ... Ran in five indoor meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Participated in the 60m hurdles (five times), 200m (twice) and 4x400m relay (once) ... Fastest 60m hurdles time was 8.91 at the NAU Team Challenge ... Fastest 200m time was 27.69 at the Jacksons Invite ... Ran the 4x400m relay in a time of 4:14.17 at the NAU Team Challenge.
2010: Ran in one outdoor meet ... Participated in the 100m hurdles (once) and 400m hurdles (once) ... Ran the 100m hurdles in 15.12 at the UNLV Classic ... Ran the 400m hurdles in 1:07.99 at the UNLV Classic ... Ran in four indoor meets ... Participated in the 60m hurdles (four times) and 400m (once) ... Fastest 60m hurdles time was 9.63 at the Lumberjack Invitational and New Mexico Invitational ... Ran the 400m in 1:06.08 at the Boise Team Invitational.
2008/2009 - Cerritos: Ran in 22 outdoor meets between 2008 (11) and '09 (11) ... Helped the team to consecutive titles at the California State Championships, So Cal Championships and South Coast Conference Championships ... Ran the 100m, 200m, 400m, 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles ... In 2009, won both the California State Championship and So Cal Championship in the 100m hurdles after winning the South Coast Conference championship in `08 ... In 2009, won the South Coast Conference championship in the 400m hurdles and finished third and fifth, respectively, in the event at the So Cal Championships and California State Championships ... Fastest 100m time (13.05) was set at the Cerritos 4-Way Meet in 2009 ... Fastest 200m time (26.40) was set at the Northridge All-Comers in 2009 ... Fastest 400m time (1:02.34) was set at a three-team meet in 2009 ... Fastest 100m hurdle time (14.37) was set at the California State Championships in 2009 ... Fastest 400m hurdle time (1:03.51) was set at the California State Championships in 2009 ... Owned the team's top performance in the 100m hurdles in 2009.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Valencia HS in Valencia, Calif. ... Lettered four years in track & field ... Named the team MVP in sprints and hurdles all four years ... Spent time on the cross country, tennis and basketball teams.
Personal: Erin Nicole Straughter was born on May 5, 1989, in San Francisco ... The daughter of Rita and Reginald Straughter ... Has one sister, Brandi ... Majoring in communication.