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Rebels Ready To Host Cunningham Invite

Former Rebel and American record holder Amanda Bingson in the hammer throw will compete Friday at the Cunningham Invitational.

March 20, 2014

2014 Randall Cunningham Invitational & Sheila Tarr-Smith Multi Schedule
(Revised on March 20)

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV track & field program will host the Randall Cunningham Invitational & Sheila Tarr-Smith Multis this Friday and Saturday. Joining the Rebels at Myron Partridge Stadium & Sheila Tarr-Smith Field will be Hawai'i, Southern Utah, Weber State and Claremont College. Some Olympians and elite athletes - former Rebels Amanda Bingson and Christine Spence as well as Hector Cotto, Lashinda Demus and Dalilah Muhammad - will make their way to Las Vegas to compete at the two-day meet alongside the collegiate student-athletes.

The meet kicks off Friday with portions of the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon. The men's 100m is the day's first event and it's scheduled to begin at 11:00 am. On the women's side, the 100m hurdles start at noon to open up the heptathlon.

The men's and women's hammer throw will also be contested Friday beginning at 2:00 pm. Bingson, a 2012 London Olympian and the current American record holder in the hammer, will attempt to best her own stadium record of 228-10 at approximately 3:00 pm. Last summer, she broke the American record twice with the second one going in the books at 248-5.

Saturday's slate begins bright and early at 9:00 am with the women's shot put on the field and the women's steeple chase on the track 30 minutes later. The decathlon resumes at 11:00 am with the 110 hurdles while the heptathlon starts at 11:30 am with the long jump.

The Rebels began their outdoor season at their own UNLV Track Classic two weeks ago. The Scarlet & Gray took first in 11 of the 19 events. Cortney Miller finished second in the hammer at the meet with a personal-best toss of 188-8.



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