Cunningham Invite Begins Friday|
April 11, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field program will host its third home meet of the 2013 outdoor season this weekend with its Randall Cunningham Collegiate Invitational and Sheila Tarr-Smith Multi Events at Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr-Smith Field. The two-day meet begins on Friday with portions of the men's decathlon at 11:00 (100m) and the women's heptathlon (11:30 am) with the 100m hurdles.
Joining the Rebels in Las Vegas are the men's and women's programs from Montana, Fresno State, San Diego and Eastern Washington. The women's squad from Westminster College as well as various local clubs will participate.
Besides the decathlon and heptathlon events, the men's and women's hammer throw will take place at 2:00 pm and 3:15 pm, respectively, on Friday afternoon.
"We are excited to host our final home meet prior to hosting the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in May," said head coach Yvonne Wade. "It will be a fun competition, and we will be recognizing our men's team alumni. We hope to have a lot of track fans out to support us this weekend."
Prior to Saturday's activities, the UNLV track & field program will recognize its eight-member senior class - Courtney Allen, Uchechi Anunkor, Emily Blok, Corey Honeycutt, Alison Motor, Lauren Petersen, Kelsey Williamson and Secoral Yanez - at 9:45 am. The program will also host a "Fast Kids Races" at 11:45 am followed by the UNLV men's team reunion at 12:30 pm.
Saturday's round will commence at 10:00 am on both the track and the field. The men's 4x100m relay kicks off track action, while the men's shot put begins the field's events. In all, the day will see 25 events contested on the track and 15 more in the field. The decathlon and heptathlon will have two events mixed in with the day's competition.
The Scarlet & Gray enter the meet fresh off a good showing at the Fresno State Women's Challenge last weekend in Clovis, Calif. Both Emily Blok and Erin Morris legged out personal-best times in the 100m (11.46) and the 100m hurdles (13.89), respectively. Overall, the team won five events - three on the track and two in the field - in the meet against FS and Cal Poly.