Alexander Claims Javelin Title|
May 10, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV track & field's Myshauna Alexander - behind a measurement of 151-10 (46.28m) - won the javelin title on the third day of the 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Alexander became the fourth Rebel to claim a javelin crown at a conference meet. She is the first to do so since the MW held its first competition in 2000, and the victory came at UNLV's own Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr-Smith Field.
"We are very proud of MyShauna and her win today," said head coach Yvonne Wade. "She fought through an injury for the win and it will help us a great deal going into tomorrow."
Besides Alexander's performance in the field, UNLV also got some good performances in six different track disciplines. Emily Blok led the Rebel contingent by qualifying first in the 200m (23.36) and second in the 100m (11.32). She is one of three to qualify for the 200m final along with Uchechi Anunkor (23.77) and Monay Meggs (23.80) coming in second and third, respectively. Anunkor joins Blok in Saturday's 100m final after she ran a 11.72, which qualified her third overall. Meggs had the second-best time (55.01) on Friday to send her to the final.
"We have a busy day on the track tomorrow. Emily will be leading the sprinters to a very strong showing, which we are excited about going into the final day. We will compete hard."
Auzsane Crowe-Carter claimed the top spot in qualifying in the 800m with a time of 2:08.31, and she will be joined by Kelsey Williamson, the 800m champion at the 2012 conference meet, who ran a 2:10.77 (ninth place).
The Rebels have two qualifiers in the hurdles with Erin Morris coming in fifth in the 100m (13.91) and Laura Affeld placing ninth in the 400m (1:01.76).
Saturday - the fourth and final day of the conference meet - commences at 8:00 am with the women's 5000 meters, the first of 20 contested on the track. The first of eight field events start at 9:00 am with the men's hammer.