Rebels Finish Second At Mondo Challenge
April 12, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field team finished second overall with a total of 131 points at the Mondo Multi & Mid-Major Challenge in Sacramento, Calif., at Hornet Stadium this weekend. The Rebels were only 2.5 points behind first-place Fresno State (133.50) in the standings and seven ahead of third-place Sacramento State (124). The Rebels were paced by 21 top-eight finishes on the day, including Auzsane Crowe-Carter's win in the 800m and two more from the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
Crowe-Carter ran a 2:06.03 in the 800m before anchoring the final leg of the 4x400m relay and its time of 3:39.43. She was joined by Alva Castillo, Monay Meggs and Kenia Bonilla in the foursome. Her time in the 800m was a personal best and ranks ninth nationally.
Not only did Meggs run a portion of the 4x400m relay, but she ran in the 4x100m relay (45.82) and individually in the 400m and 200m. She finished second overall in the 400m (54.46) and fourth in the 200m (24.77).
Castillo, like Meggs, also ran in the 400m and 200m with an eighth-place (57.26) and 13th-place (25.62) showing.
Bonilla and Ashley Franklin both ran a leg of the 4x100m relay and the 100m and 200m, as well. Franklin was fifth in both the 100m (12.15) and 200m (24.78). Bonilla finished eighth in both the 100m (12.18) and the 200m (25.01).
Anuakpado - the last of the 4x400m relay participants - was seventh in the 400m (57.11) and 12th in the 200m (25.43).
Erin Morris, who helped the 4x100m relay to a first-place win, was second in the 100m hurdles (14.07).
Also on the track, Noela Estrada was third in the 400m hurdles (1:01.88), Heather Hernandez-Shaw was sixth in the 800m (2:14.35) and Laura Affeld was seventh in the 1500m (4:47.22).
Off the track, Cortney Miller and Vanessa Sierra finished third and eighth, respectively, in the hammer throw. Miller had a toss of 183-7 (55.95m) to Sierra's 151-8 (46.23m) effort. Taylar Mills placed in both the triple jump and javelin. Mills was third in the former event (41-3.25/12.58m) and fourth in the latter (120-3/36.65m).
Rounding out the six-team field behind Fresno State, UNLV and Sacramento State were Portland State (115 points), UC Davis (64) and Nevada, Reno (14.50).
The Rebels return to action next week at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. The two-day meet will run April 18-19.