Rebels Venture To California's Capital City
April 10, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - After spending the past two weekends in Southern California, the UNLV track & field team will head to the northern portion of the Golden State for the Mondo Multi & Mid-Major Challenge in Sacramento, Calif. The three-day meet in California's capital city will be contested April 10-12 (Thursday-Saturday) at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University.
The Multi portion of the meet will run Thursday and Friday with the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon, which UNLV's Juliet Summers-Hernandez and Kylee Vandenberg have entered. Thursday's schedule will begin at noon with the 100m hurdles followed later by the high jump (12:40 pm), shot put (2:10 pm) and 200m (3:10). The final three events will be contested Friday with the long jump (noon), javelin (1:15 pm) and 800m (2:45 pm).
Besides Summers-Hernandez's and Vandenberg's action on Friday, the Rebels will have four others compete in two more events that day. Vanessa Sierra will throw in the discus at 3:15 pm while Krystal Wharton, Amber Sanford and Akia Armstrong will participate in the long jump at 4:00 pm.
Saturday's schedule will see the Scarlet & Gray compete in a total of 14 events with nine taking place on the track and the remaining five in the field. The day will be kicked off with Cortney Miller in the hammer throw at 10:30 am. It will all come to an end with the 4x400m relay that is set to begin at 2:20 pm.
The Rebels are coming off a fourth-place finish at the 21st Annual Cal-Nevada Championships outside of San Diego in nearby La Jolla. UNLV had 11 top-eight finishes. Kenia Bonilla, Ashley Franklin and Noela Estrada placed in two events apiece. Bonilla was third in the 200m (24.64) and fourth in the 100m (12.04 PB). Franklin finished closely behind Bonilla in both events with a 12.07 in the 100m (fifth place) and 24.87 in the 200m (seventh). Estrada ran the 400m and 400m hurdles to fourth- (56.76 PB) and sixth-place finishes (1:01.93), respectively.
Off the track, Miller was the top performer with a second-place outing in the hammer with a distance of 175-7 (53.52m).