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Christine Spence qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the pentathlon Saturday afternoon.
Christine Spence qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the pentathlon Saturday afternoon.
 
 
 

Feb. 19, 2005

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Christine Spence qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships and Monique Humphries broke her own school record to highlight the UNLV women's track team at the NAU Invite.

The Rebels had 11 athletes finish in the top 10, including two firsts, as UNLV wrapped up its regular season and will now head to the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships with a lot of momentum.

Spence won the pentathlon with 3,913 points, which earned her a spot at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., on March 11-12. Spence's point total is the eighth-highest total in the nation in 2005. UNLV added a win in the 1600 meter relay, cruising around the track in a time of 4:01.91.

After setting the school record in the weight throw last weekend at the Husky Classic, Humphries eclipsed that mark on Saturday afternoon. She took seventh in the weight throw with a toss of 16.12 meters.

Ashley Pierce, Ashley Patin, Deanna Appuglise and Miesha McClendon all set personal bests at Saturday's meet. Pierce finished third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:18.56, McClendon crossed the finish line in fourth in the 60 meters with a time of 8.62 and Patin had a time of 58.96 in the 400 meters. Appuglise took second in the 400 with a personal-best time of 57.10 and also took fifth in the 200 with a time of 25.74.

Halima Decree added a third-place finish in the 60 meters (7.45) and Tanesha Carr was right behind, coming in ninth place in the 60 meters with a time of 7.92. Other track results for the Rebels were fifth-place finish by Michele Suszek in the 3,000 meters (11:09.46) and a seventh-place finish for Nicole Smith in the 200 meters (27.78). On the field Kenya Polee came in fifth in the long jump for the Rebels (5.17m).

 

 

UNLV heads to Colorado this weekend for the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 24-26 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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