Rebels Shine In Twilight Open|
April 26, 2012
LOS ANGELES (UNLVRebels.com - The UNLV track & field team sent a small contingent of its squad to Cal State Los Angeles' Twilight Open on April 19 at Jesse Owens Track and North Field. UNLV got first-place showing from Danielle Rios in the hammer throw and Larissa Davis in the 3000m steeplechase, while volunteer coach Lara Saye-Crutchley took the top spot in the discus.
Rios' throw of 191-4 (58.32) was a personal-best for the senior, and the toss ranks as the third on UNLV's outdoor performance list in the hammer throw. Her toss was only one foot short (192-04 / 58.62m) of the winning distance recorded in the men's hammer throw that evening.
Besides the hammer, Alexander and Oliva participated in at least two events apiece. The former competed in the discus, and threw it 128-4 (39.12m). Olive, on the other hand, appeared in the discus (111-2 / 33.88m) and the shot put (43-2.25 / 13.16m).
Joining Alexander and Oliva in the discus was Saye-Crutchley, who tossed a meet-best 164-10 (50.25m). Saye-Crutchley was an NCAA All-American at UCLA in 2002.
Davis won the steeplechase in 11:41.69, which was her best time recorded since coming to UNLV.
Others that competed in the Twilight Open were Lindsay Roach in the 400m (58.06); Corey Honeycutt in the 800m (2:18.97); Amanda Berg in the 5000m (19:01.09) and Taylar Mills in both the 100m hurdles (14.87) and the triple jump (36-0 / 10.97m).