Rebels Sit Fifth After Two Days In Laramie|
May 15, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. (UNLVRebels.com) - Through one event and two days of competition, the UNLV track & field team sits in fifth place at the 2014 Mountain West Outdoor Championships. With the conclusion of the heptathlon's final three disciplines Thursday, the Rebels have two points off a seventh-place finish by Kylee Vandenberg at the meet hosted by the University of Wyoming at its Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.
San Diego State sits in first place with a total of 19 points with help from three of its own finishing first, second and eighth in the heptathlon. Nicole Oudenaarden claimed the 2014 title with a new stadium point total of 5,697. Alison Reaser, who had won three straight conference titles in the heptathlon, finished second overall with 5,530 points. Karsen Sper took eighth for SDSU with 4,595 points.
Vandenberg scored 4,690 points to place seventh. Her finish was helped by a victory in the 800m (2:22.06) - the only win by an entrant besides Oudenaarden (four wins) and Reaser (two wins). She took second in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 130-8 (39.82m). She also had a PB in the high jump (4-11.75/1.52m).
Juliet Summers-Hernandez was10th overall in the heptathlon and finished as high as fourth in both the 200m (25.58) and 100m hurdles (14.49 PB).
The final two days of the Championships will feature "trials and finals" and "qualifying" rounds. The women's hammer kicks off Friday's action at 11:00 am MT (10:00 am PT) with its trials and finals. The track opens up at 1:00 pm MT (12:00 pm PT) with the 3000m Steeplechase.