UNLV track & field scored 55 points Saturday to finish fifth overall at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships.
UNLV track & field register eight top-eight finishes on first day at adidas/Steve Scott Invitational.
UNLV track & field will participate at UC Irvine's adidas/Steve Scott Invitational in Southern California this weekend.
UNLV track & field got a win by Cortney Miller in the hammer at the one-day meet in Clovis, Calif.
UNLV track & field will participate at the Mt. SAC Relays and Beach Invitational.
2014 Indoors: Participated in two meets … Threw in two events: shot put and weight throw … Threw a season-best distance of 41-1 (12.52m) in the shot put at the Mountain T’s Invitational … Threw a season-best distance of 44-7 (13.59m) in the weight throw at the Mountain T’s Invitational.
2014 Outdoors: Participated in eight meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships … Threw in three events: shot put, discus and hammer throw … Threw a season-best distance of 42-11.75 (13.10m) at the UNLV Track Classic … Threw a season-best distance of 142-4 (43.39m) in the discus at the UNLV Track Classic … Threw a season-best distance of 151-8 (46.23m) in the hammer throw at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge.
High School: A 2013 graduate of El Capitan HS in Lakeside, Calif. ... Lettered four years in track & field and one in basketball ... Four-time Grossmont Valley champion in the shot put from 2010-13 ... Won the CIF Division II championship in the shot put in 2010 and finished second from 2011-13 ... Best shot put measurement is 43-2 ... Best discus measurement is 134-11.
Personal: Vanessa Leimomi Sierra was born on Feb. 26, 1995, in San Diego, Calif ... The daughter of Ulisies and Maritha Sierra ... Has three siblings: Candia, Ulises Jr. and Hiwalani ... Father, Ulises, played professional baseball for the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds ... Majoring in nursing.