Clemens Finishes 13th In Heptathlon|
April 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Stella Clemens finished the second and final day of the California Invitational Wednesday held at Azusa Pacific's Cougar Athletic Stadium. Clemens finished 13th in the heptathlon earning 4,985 points after competing in the seven-disciplined event.
Clemens’ best showing came in the javelin where she finished fourth after uncorking a throw that traveled 121-07 (37.06m). In the long jump, she was 15th with a measurement of 17-8.75 (5.40m) and she ran a personal-best time in the 800m (2:24.70, 22nd) that earned her 761 points. The time was nearly six seconds better (2:30.66) than her previous best recorded at this season’s UNLV Invitational & Sheila Tarr Multis.
Nikki Regalado ran the 10K in a time of 36:52.89 in the Mt. SAC Relays, which is being held at El Camino College in Cerritos.
Two Rebels - Gales (long jump, 1:00 pm) and Smith-Barnett (100m, 2:45 pm) will join Regalado at the Mt. SAC Relays Saturday.
The majority of the Rebels will compete in the Bryan Clay Invitational, which is being held at Cougar Athletic Stadium. The 4x100m relay team, ranked 11th in the country, will be showcased by Ayana Gales, Destiny Smith-Barnett, Najia Hudspeth and Drea Austin. Mandy Chitwood, Micayla Coquia, Nylia Hudspeth and Madison Aldred will represent the 4x400m relay section.
Members of the relays will also compete in other races on the track, as well. Austin will run both the 100m and 200m while Smith-Barnett and Najia Hudspeth will take part in the 100m and 200m, respectively. Aldred, Coquia, Chitwood and Nylia Hudspeth will all run in the 400m.
The field portion will be represented by Gales and Tenia Landrum in the long jump, Danielle Williams in the triple jump, Taylor Forte and Vanessa Sierra in the discus throw as well as Sierra in the shot put.
Also competing at the Invite are Amari Norris, Forte and Jaela Williams (100m hurdles); Yamilet Biggers, Hannah Davis and Sydney Land (400m); Caitlin Amburgey and Spencer Moore (800m); Davis and Joniece Ervin (400m hurdles); Kenia Bonilla and Land (200m); and Nikki Regalado (5000m); Menzies (800m); Norris and Pegram (100m hurdles) and Micayla Coquia (100m).
UNLV entered the week with four of its own atop the Mountain West's 2017 Performance List with Smith-Barnett in the 200m, Gales in the long jump, and the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. The program also has six in second: Smith-Barnett (100m), Najia Hudspeth (200m), Chitwood (800m), Pegram (100m hurdles), Davis (400m hurdles) and Clemens (heptathlon). Nationally speaking, Smith-Barnett ranks sixth in the country in the 100m while Gales is 11th in the long jump.