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Harper Sets WAC Meet Record in the 200 Meters

May 23, 1998

HOUSTON, Tex. - Saturday the Rebels concluded their outdoor track season with a tenth place showing at the WAC Championships hosted by Rice University. UNLV finished with 28 points, the majority of which came from Hydianne Harper's second place finish in the 100-meter dash and first place finish in the 200-meter dash. BYU ran away with the championship with 249 points, outdistancing the second place team SMU with 78 points.

Harper ran to the championship in the 200 meters with her time of 23.09. The time set a WAC meet record previously set by Harper last year (23.58) and is good enough for an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships, to be held in Buffalo, N.Y. June 3-6. Harper also ran to a second place finish in the 100 meters, clocking a time of 11.49, which is a provisional time for the NCAA Championships. Ayana Hutchinson also ran strong in the two sprint events, earning sixth in both the 100 meters (11.67) and the 200 meters (24.04).

Jessica Marable had a strong performance over the weekend as she finished fifth in the shot put (48-09) and ninth in the discus (150-01). Her throw in the shot put made the soft cuts for NCAAs. Katie Barto was the Rebels top distance runner. She finished 17th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:51.75. Heather Robison led the way in the jumps as she took 10th in the triple jump with a score of 36-03.50.



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