Rebels Head To The Pacific Northwest
Feb. 13, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field program will head to the Pacific Northwest for the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. The two-day meet hosted by the University of Washington will take place at the Dempsey Indoor and run from Friday through Saturday.
UNLV will compete in three of Friday's events beginning with the women's weight throw at 4:00 pm. The Rebels will have Myshauna Alexander, Cortney Miller and Adrianna Oliva participating in the event.
The remaining two events will take place on the track with the 200m (4:00 pm) and the distance medley relay (5:00 pm). Last week at the Mountain T's Invitational, Monay Meggs (24.49), Laura Anuakpado (25.41) and Akia Armstrong (25.86) ran personal-best times in the 200m and the trio as well as teammate Alva Castillo look to do well in the race.
"This meet is a great opportunity for our team to line up against some strong competition," said head coach Yvonne Wade. "We are two weeks away from the Mountain West Indoor Championships. This is a perfect chance to fine tune some things before then."
Included in the Classic's lineup will be five squads ranked in the top 10 of the latest USTFCCCA Poll. Oregon leads the group with its #2 ranking, while #4 Florida, #5 Georgia, #6 Arkansas and #9 Stanford. Washington comes in ranked 22nd overall.
Saturday's schedule begins bright and early for the Scarlet & Gray with Auzsane Crowe-Carter running at 8:30 am in the mile. Crowe-Carter will then return to the track some three hours later in the 800m (11:15 am).
In all, the Rebels will compete in seven events on the track (mile, 60m hurdles, 400m, 800m, 60m, 400m Invite and 4x400m relay Invite) and four more in the infield (high jump, long jump, shot put and triple jump).
Meggs will return to action on Saturday to run in two races in the Invitational portion of the meet. She will run in the 400m (3:50 pm) before partnering up with Castillo, Anuakpado and Mandy Chitwood in the 4x400m relay (5:20 pm).
Erin Morris has been training and performing well, as of late, and looks to better her personal-best time of 8.50 in the 60m hurdles, which she tied last week at the Mountain T's off a first-place finish.
Leading the jumpers will be Amber Sanford, who finished second in both the long jump (19-3/5.89m) and triple jump (39-4.8/12.01m) a week ago.