Rebels Claim Five Wins At Fresno State Meet|
April 6, 2013
CLOVIS, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field program performed well at Fresno State's Women's Challenge in Clovis, Calif., on Saturday. The Scarlet & Gray won five events - three on the track and two in the field. Emily Blok and Erin Morris ran personal-best times in the 100m (11.46) and 100m hurdles (13.89), respectively, while the former helped the 4x200m relay (1:39.10) team to a win. Taylar Mills (38-8/11.80m) was tops in the triple jump just as teammate Myshauna Alexander claimed first in the javelin (142-11/43.58m).
Fresno State went 2-0 on the day with the meet using tri-dual scoring. The Bulldogs defeated UNLV 95-75 and Cal Poly 100-68. UNLV went 1-1 with a 95-75 victory over Cal Poly besides the loss to FS.
Blok was one of six Rebels to finish in the top seven in the 100m. Uchechi Anunkor was second in the race with a final time of 11.82 (season best) while Monay Meggs was third overall (12.05). Ayana Gales (12.24 PB), Ashley Franklin (12.25) and Jordan Smith (12.48 PB) finished fifth through seventh, respectively.
The 4x100m relay comprised of Franklin, Meggs, Anunkor and Blok finished second with a time of 45.99. The 4x200 quartet featured three of the four runners from the 4x100m relay, but it exchanged Alva Castillo and Gales for Meggs and Franklin.
Meggs, Franklin and Castillo partnered up with Courtney Allen for a fourth-place showing in the 1600 sprint medley relay (4:00.25). Allen was also a member of the distance medley relay with Iris Munguia, Laura Affeld and Sara Williams that finished fourth (12:51.26).
Morris was one of four Rebels to finish first through fourth in the 100m hurdles. She was first overall while Jordan Hardy claimed second (14.39 PB). Mills was third (14.88) and Juliet Summers was fourth (15.22 PB).
Both Morris and Hardy ran the 400m hurdles and they came in fourth (1:02.55) and eighth (1:07.75), respectively. Affeld was third in 1:02.41. Mills (1:03.28) and Noela Estrada were fifth (1:03.28) and sixth (1:04.42), respectively.
The foursome of Summers, Krystal Wharton, Estrada and Smith were fourth in the 4x200m relay in 1:45.18.
Rounding out the track events, Munguia (5:12.27) and Williams (5:17.42) were sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 1500m while Laura Petersen was fifth (10:39.48) in the 3000m.
Myra Dean finished third in both the high jump (5-1/1.55m) and pole vault (9-8/2.95m PB).
In the long jump, Olivia Hudson was third (18-0/5.50m) while Summers was sixth (17-5/5.32m) and Wharton was seventh (17-1/5.21m).
Besides Mills win in the triple jump, Gales was fourth (37-7/11.46m) while Hudson was sixth (36-3/11.06m).
In the throwing events, Alexander was first overall in the javelin, as previously mentioned, and third in the discus (143-9/43.83m). Adrianna Oliva placed second in the shot put (45-1/13.76m) and eighth in the discus (131-10/40.20m).
Cortney Miller entered three throwing events and finished fifth in the hammer (165-0/50.31m), seventh in the shot put (36-5/11.10m) and 10th in the discus (126-10/38.66m).
Mills and Summers threw the javelin, as well, and finished fourth (116-2/35.42m) and fifth (76-6/23.33m), respectively.
The Rebels are back home next week with their own Randall Cunningham Invitational & Sheila Tarr-Smith Multis at Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr-Smith Field on April 12-13.