Taylar Mills Finishes Eighth In The Pentathlon
Feb. 27, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field program had two participants compete in the women's pentathlon on the first day of the 2014 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships. Taylar Mills finished eighth overall with 3,478 points - a personal best - to earn the Rebels one point in the team standings at the league meet being contested at the Cadet Field House on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy.
Mills best showing came in the shot put where she unleashed a personal-best toss of 41-3.25 (12.58m) for third.
Kylee Vandenberg, who finished 12th overall, won the 800m run in a time of 2:24.49 and set personal bests in the remaining four events.
Utah State's Chari Hawkins won the pentathlon behind a championship-meet record 4,173 points and unseat three-time defending champion Allison Reaser of San Diego State by 28 points.
The three-day meet continues Friday and Saturday.
Friday's action will begin at 12:30 pm MT (11:30 am PT) for the Rebels and will mostly consist of qualification rounds for six events on the track (mile, 60m hurdles, 400m, 60m, 800m and 200m) except for the distance medley relay. Off the track, the trial and final rounds of the weight throw and long jump will take place.
Saturday will start at 11:00 am MT (10:00 am PT) with the trial portion of the triple jump. The shot put, slated for noon MT (11:00 am PT) will round out the Rebels participation in the field events, while the mile opens up the track competition at the same time.
UNLV's Monay Meggs enters the conference meet as the top seed in the 400m after she ran a personal-best time of 54.99 at the Husky Classic. Meggs is also seeded fourth in the 200m (24.63 at Mountain T's Invitational).
Three Rebels are highly seeded after they recorded personal-best time at the Husky Classic. Auzsane Crowe-Carter and Erin Morris are both seeded third in the mile (4:59.85) and 60m hurdles (8.45), respectively, while Alva Castillo is fourth in the 400m (56.48).
Both of UNLV's relay quartets are seeded near the top entering the meet. The 4x400m relay is second at 3:47.0, while the school-record setting DMR is third at 11:45.38.