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Rebels Claim Seven First-Place Finishes

Kelsey Williamson won the 400m at the 2012 UNLV Track Classic.

Kelsey Williamson won the 400m at the 2012 UNLV Track Classic.

March 3, 2012


2012 UNLV Track Classic Results

The UNLV track & field team opened up its 2012 outdoor season this weekend with its own UNLV Track Classic, which was held at Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr-Smith Field. UNLV claimed seven first-place showings at the two-day meet. In all, the Rebels had 40 top-eight finishes in a total of 19 events.

On the track, the distance medley relay of Laura Affeld, Courtney Allen, Rhea Hill and Corey Honeycutt took home first-place honors with a time of 12:26.73.

Emily Blok finished first in the 100m (11.65), while Kelsey Williamson and Brett Zorich did the same in the 400m (56.36) and 800m (2:12.35), respectively.

Amanda Bingson, Ria Daniels and Myshauna Alexander claimed the top spots in three of the field events. Bingson tossed the hammer 208-7 (63.59m). Daniels leapt a distance of 37-0.50 (11.29m) in the triple jump. Alexander threw the javelin 149-7 (45.59).

Not only did Alexander perform well in the javelin, but she also finished in sixth or better in three other events. She was fourth in the shot put (42-1.25/12.83m), fifth in the discus (141-8/43.17m) and sixth in the hammer (138-7/42.24m).

Both Bingson and Daniels placed in another event, as well. Bingson was seventh in the discus (129-2/39.38m), while Daniels was sixth in the long jump (17-7.00/5.36).



There were five Rebels that set personal bests since their earlier competitions at UNLV. Ashley Henry (17-10.25/5.44m) and Olivia Hudson (17-9.75/5.43m) both set new marks in the long jump. Paige Holly ran a time of 1:00.53 in the 400m., while Laura Affeld topped her previous best in the 400m hurdles with today's effort of 1:02.32. Myra Dean one-upped herself in the high jump with a measurement of 5-5.00 (1.65m).

The team is back in action in San Diego on March 16-17, at San Diego State's Aztec Invitational.

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