Another Record For Kuestermeyer
Feb. 27, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Another school record was set and two freshmen turned in strong performances for UNLV women's track and field on the final day of the 2010 Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships, which were held at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Rebel senior Bailey Kuestermeyer set her second school record in as many days, breaking the 3,000-meter mark on Saturday with an altitude-converted time of 9:47.88 that had her in sixth place at the finish line. It bested the previous record of 9:50.44, which was set by Angie Fortner in 1999. Yesterday Kuestermeyer set the school record in the 5,000 meters with an altitude-adjusted time of 17:05.33
Two rookies showed why the future of Rebel track and field is promising, with Emily Blok and Kelsey Williamson each earning points on the day. Blok finished fifth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.66 and seventh in 200 meters with a time of 24.61, while Williams added a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 56.31.
Also on the track, senior Candise Maxwell finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.70 and Shahnel Woodley added a seventh-place finish in the 60 meters with a time of 7.67. Those points, combined with six that UNLV scored yesterday by Kuestermeyer and Deja Edwards in the long jump, gave the Rebels 25 total points for a ninth-place finish.
"Even though we had a few individual successes, we are disappointed at our overall team finish," UNLV head coach Yvonne Scott said. "We are still very optimistic about what we are capable of for the outdoor season. That is where most of our athletes shine, and now we have to get back to work."
The Rebels won't have to wait long to open the outdoor season, as they host the UNLV Track Classic at Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr-Smith Field on March 6.
BYU won the women's championship with 193 team points, followed by TCU (129.50) and then San Diego State (87) was third. Utah (63) finished fourth, followed by New Mexico (48) Colorado State (46.50), Wyoming (37), Air Force (34) and UNLV (25).
FINAL TEAM RESULTS
1. BYU 193 2. TCU 129.5 3. San Diego St. 87 4. Utah 63 5. New Mexico 48 6. Colorado St. 46.5 7. Wyoming 37 8. Air Force 34 9. UNLV 25