DeCree Leads Rebels At Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
April 19, 2003
POMONA, Calif. - Against some of the nation's and region's top schools, sophomore sprinter Halima DeCree placed third in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters to lead the UNLV women's track and field team at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational held Friday at Strehle Track.
DeCree, from Bakersfield, Calif., turned in a career and season best time of 24.62 seconds in the 200m and a wind-aided time of 12.04 seconds in the 100m. Sophomore teammate Miesha McClendon (Pasadena, Calif.) also made a top 10 finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a career and season best time of 14.47.
In field events, senior Tianika Sharrieff (Euless, Texas) tied for ninth in the high jump clearing 5-03.00, while senior Casey Lektorich (Spokane, Wash.) finished sixth in the javelin with a mark of 138-09.00. Freshman Angie Turner (Las Vegas) turned in a career and season best toss of 41-05.00 in the shot put to tie for 27th.
On the distance side, four Rebels marked personal best times in the 1,500 meters. Sophomore Heather Walsh (Anchorage, Alaska) finished 69th (5:08.95), freshman Erin Hammond (Sandia Park, N.M.) 72nd (5:11.44), sophomore Monica Matute (Riverside, Calif.) 80th (5:18.21) and junior Lauren McCarty (Peoria, Ariz.) 81st (5:18.93).
UNLV will take the next week off in preparation for the Steve Scott Invitational on Saturday, May 3 in Irvine, Calif.
MT. SAC RELAYS RECAP: Senior Jessica Zarndt (Las Vegas) went a career best 35:21.82 in the 10,000 meters to finish fourth at Thursday's Mt. SAC Relays held in Walnut, Calif. Fellow senior Casey Lektorich was the only other Rebel to compete at the meet placing fourth in the javelin with a toss of 143-04.00.