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Rebels Season Comes To A Close At NCAA Championships

June 7, 2018

NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Central

EUGENE, Oregon ( - The UNLV track & field program's Avi'Tal Wilson-Perteete earned Second Team All-American honors after finishing seventh overall in the semifinals of the 800m Thursday at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Wilson-Perteete was joined by Jasmyne Graham in the 100m hurdles as well as the 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay teams at the national meet contested at University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

Wilson-Perteete finished third in the first heat of the 800m with a time of 2:03.53; however, only the top-two runners in each of the three heats and the next two fastest times advanced to Saturday's final round. The freshman from Oakland, California, garnered Second Team All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships held in College Station, Texas, in March.

Graham finished 18th in the 100m hurdles (13.26), while the 4x100m relay (44.69) and the 4x400m relay (3:39.53) took 19th and 21st, respectively.

Wilson-Perteete and Graham also ran legs of one relay apiece, while Najia Hudspeth and Kaysha Love participated in both relay races. Najia Hudspeth and Love teamed up with Graham and Destiny Smith-Barnett in the 4x100m relay, while Nylia Hudspeth and Wilson-Perteete joined the aforementioned duo for the 4x400m relay.

QUOTABLE: "I am so proud of our Rebels," said head coach Yvonne Wade. "They have competed hard all season and have worked hard to compete on this stage. Although we didn't get into the finals, these young women put everything they had into this. I am extremely proud of both them and our entire coaching staff for the work they put in this season. We will continue to rise."



- 2018 marked the third straight year that UNLV will have two individuals representing the Scarlet & Gray, while it's the second straight year that the 4x100m relay has competed at the national meet.
- Wilson-Perteete's NCAA West Preliminary time of 2:01.14 is still the second fastest recorded by a collegian this season. That performance is tops in Mountain West history, second in UNLV's all-time performance list and ninth in USA Junior history.

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