Rebels Led By Long Jumpers At Mondo Challenge|
April 11, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field team had a trio of long jumpers place within second and fifth on the first day of the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge held at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium. Besides the finish of those three, the Rebels also saw one of their own perform well in the discus and two more place in the heptathlon at the Mondo Multi.
In the long jump, Krystal Wharton and Akia Armstrong finished back-to-back in second and third, respectively, with personal-best distances. Wharton jumped a mark of 19-6.25 (5.95) while Armstrong went 19-0.75 (5.81m). Amber Sanford rounded out the trio to place fifth in the event with her jump of 18-8 (5.69m).
Kylee Vandenberg and Juliet Summers-Hernandez competed in the heptathlon with the former coming in fifth with a personal-best 4,678 points to the latter's seventh-place showing (4,353 points). Vandenberg took first in both the 800m (2:18.62 PB) and javelin (123-10/37.74m PB) and second in the shot put (33-10.75/10.33m). Summers-Hernandez's best placements were in the long jump (17-1.25/5.21m) and 100m hurdles (14.80), which were both good for fourth.
Saturday's schedule will see the Scarlet & Gray compete in a total of 14 events with nine taking place on the track and the remaining five in the field. The day will be kicked off with Miller in the hammer throw at 10:30 am. It will all come to an end with the 4x400m relay that is set to begin at 2:20 pm.