Hitting The Marks
April 17, 2008
Las Vegas - UNLV looks to achieve some season goals this weekend with meets at the Mt. Sac relay in Walnut, California and the Long Beach Invitational in Long Beach Calif., and fans will have a unique opportunity to follow the Rebels live this weekend.
The Mt. Sac Relays is a competition that brings in student-athletes from all across the U.S., with some of the teams expected to compete are Boston University, BYU, Kansas State, Cal Poly, Norte Dame, San Diego State, Stanford, UC Riverside, UCLA, and USC. With the competition being so vast and from so many different parts of the country, a new technology is being used at the meet. For the first time in US track and field history, Mt. Sac and Flotrack will provide live stream coverage all weekend long, allowing viewers the ability to interact with play-by-play and watch the races in real time beginning, on Friday. Fans can go to Flotrack.com for live footage.
"This will be an exciting weekend for our team," UNLV head coach Yvonne Scott-Williams said. "We will be competing at the Long Beach Invitational and some will also get to compete at Mt. SAC Relays at one of the top meets in the country."
The UNLV student-athletes competing at Mt. Sac are Charlotte Browning in the 1500 meters, Brittney Bullock in the 400, Lekeisha Lawson in the 100 and Jennifer Shearer in the 5000. The 4X100 meter relay team to attempt to hit the regional qualifying mark, and Scott-Williams believes this weekend will be the time to hit those allusive regional marks.
"This weekend will bring top level competition and give the team an opportunity to go after some great marks in their events," says Scott-Williams.
The Mt. Sac Relay's will begin on Friday with the competition starting at 11 a.m. (PT) with the women's hammer throw and ending at 10:50 p.m. with the men's 10000 meter race. Events also continue on Sunday starting again with the women's hammer throw at 11 a.m. (PT) and the final race of the men's 4x400 relay at 2:10 p.m. The Long Beach Invitational is on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. (PT) with the women's javelin and events ending for the day at 4:40 p.m. with the men's 4x400 meter relay.