California Good To UNLV
April 25, 2009
Berkeley, Calif. - The Rebel track and field team was able to put together two strong performances Friday and Saturday at both the Brutus Hamilton Invitational and the Triton Invitational.
The women's 4x100 meter relay team ran a solid performance at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational as they took second behind host team, Cal Berkeley, with a time of 45.49. This time was a regional qualifying mark for the Rebels.
"I am glad that we finally got a qualifier in the relay. We made some adjustments to the members and the order and I think that it helped them greatly," said head coach Yvonne Scott-Williams. "We are dealing with some unfortunate injuries that are keeping some members of the team from reaching their performance goals, but hopefully we can get it together in time for conference."
Candise Maxwell was looking to improve her regional mark in the 100 meter hurdles, and did so taking third at 13.60. Maxwell's previous mark was 13.68. Senior Lekeisha Lawson ran in the 200 meter dash invitational placing third in the finals with a time of 24.30.
Senior Bailey Kuestermeyer ran in the 5,000 meter run and broke the 18 second barrier with a time of 17:59.40. Jennifer Shearer also competed in the 5,000 meter placing 14th at 17:28.74. Freshman Zadia Bryant ran in the 100 meter dash with 12.08 in the preliminaries and place third in the finals with a time of 12.09.
At the Triton Invitational hosted by University of California, San Diego, the Rebels threw well in the hammer throw event. Olivia Raya placed the highest for UNLV taking 14th, with a distance of 49.92m. Freshman Amanda Bingson took 20th, at 48.39m.
Next up for UNLV is the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, Calif. on May 2.