March 4, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
The UNLV hammer throwers started the 2011 outdoor track and field season with a strong performance Friday afternoon from Myron Partridge Stadium/Sheila Tarr-Smith Field. UNLV claimed three of the top spots, including Amanda Bingson's school-record throw of 219-2.00 (66.81m).
Bingson's toss smashed her previous-best achieved last year when she won the event at the 2010 MWC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 210-2.
"It was a great first day for the UNLV Track Classic," said head coach Yvonne Scott. "Amanda's throw will definitely put her amongst the top throwers in the NCAA this year. We are excited to see her off to a great start this season and look forward to seeing what she has in store."
Saturday's competition kicks off at 9:30 am, with the men's discus on the field and the women's 3000m steeplechase.
2011 UNLV Track Classic Results - Women's Hammer
Place Athlete Team Mark 1 Bingson, Amanda UNLV 66.81m (219'2") (UNLV School Record and Stadium Record) 2 Cassulo, Chelsea UNLV 58.28m 3. Rios, Danielle UNLV 51.00m 4. Hill, Adrienne SUU 49.02m 5 Kovar, Kayla SUU 48.84m 6 Reeves, Becky UVU 47.89m 7 Swanson, Sam SUU 44.20m 8 Ellison, Lashante UNLV 43.82m 9 Beukers, Janelle SUU 42.90m 10 Pincock, Maryn Unat 42.79m 11 Madril, Amber SUU 41.20m 12 Reynolds, Kassandra Weber 38.79m 13 Fairbanks, Whitney SUU 32.52m 14 Harvey, Brittney UNLV Foul