Rebel Relay Rolls To Nationals
May 31, 2008
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
The UNLV women's track and field 4x100 meter relay team finished third at the NCAA West Regional on Saturday, and the Rebels advanced to the NCAA Championships with the strong showing.
The relay team, consisting of Brittney Bullocks, Tanesha Carr, Lauren Johnson and Lekeisha Lawson, crossed the finish line in a time of 44.91 at the Matador Track and Field Complex. That time was a season best for the squad and tied for the fifth-fastest time in Rebel history.
UNLV finished just ahead of Mountain West Conference rival San Diego State for the final of three relay spots that advanced to the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 11-14.
"We are so excited about our relay team's performance," UNLV head coach Yvonne Scott-Williams said. "It was all about them being prepared to compete and perform at their best for that race, and they did. They now have the opportunity to compete against the best teams in the nation and get experience at that level."
Bullocks also ran in the 400 meter finals on Saturday, finishing seventh with a time of 55.00, which was two spots away from a trip to the NCAA Championships.
Overall with the six points the relay team scored, along with the two points from Bullocks' finish in the 400, the Rebels came in tied for 14th at the meet with eight team points. Arizona State won the team title with 74 points, followed by USC (58) and UCLA (47.5).