Morris Runs A Program Best In The 60M Hurdles|
Feb. 28, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV track & field's Erin Morris ran a program-best time of 8.36 in a preliminary round of the 60m hurdles Friday at the 2014 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships. Morris' time was 0.06 seconds faster than that of Candise Maxwell's 2009 time of 8.42.
Morris was one of seven Rebels to move on in four different event finals Saturday at the conference meet held at the Cadet Field House on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy. She enters Sunday's finale of the 60m hurdles seeded second behind San Diego State's Kristen Brown.
Cortney Miller recorded the program's third-best weight throw when she uncorked a toss of 59-10.5 (18.25m), which placed her eighth in the event.
Monay Meggs ran a personal-best time of 24.19 in the 200m and a 55.00 in the 400m to enter Sunday's finals as the top seed in both events. Meggs' teammate Alva Castillo will join her in the 400m final after earning the fifth seed in a personal-best time of 56.34.
UNLV's distance medley relay foursome of Affeld, Castillo, Chitwood and Crowe-Carter placed eighth with a time of 12:38.79.
The Scarlet & Gray enters the third and final day of competition in 10th place with a total of four points with many points left to gain in Saturday's action. New Mexico owns the lead after two days with 61 points, while San Diego State is second with 33 and Wyoming is third with 31.
Day three 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.