Rebels Travel To Irvine For Steve Scott Invite|
May 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field team will head back to Southern California for the 20th Annual adidas/Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, Calif., this weekend. The two-day meet, which is hosted by UC Irvine at Anteater Stadium, will run from Friday, May 2 through Saturday, May 3.
"This meet marks the last competition before the team goes to the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in Laramie, Wyo.," said head coach Yvonne Wade. "It is a very important meet for many of our student-athletes to improve their marks and rankings in both the conference and the west region."
The Rebels will have a total of 13 student-athletes participate in Friday's action between six events. Kyra Day, Cortney Miller and Vanessa Sierra open up the day's schedule with the women's hammer at 2:00 pm. Two other field events will follow with the long jump at 4:00 pm (Akia Armstrong, Olivia Hudson, Amber Sanford, Juliet Summers-Hernandez, Kylee Vandenberg and Krystal Wharton) and the women's javelin at 4:30 pm (Taylar Mills).
Saturday kicks off at high noon, both on the track and in the field. The former is started with the women's 4x100m relay, while the latter opens up with the men's shot put.
In all, UNLV has at least one entrant in four field events and nine track events Saturday.
Heading into the meet, the Rebels are led by Monay Meggs and her Mountain West-leading times in the 100m (11.82), 200m (23.97) and 400m (54.31). Besides sitting first in those three disciplines, she is also a member of the top relay squads in the conference with a 45.82 in the 4x100m and 3:39.43 in the 4x400m.
Three more individuals rank within the top four in the league standings with Alva Castillo and Auzsane Crowe-Carter sitting second in the 400m (55.07) and 800m (2:06.03), respectively, and Miller ranking fourth in the hammer (192-11/59.71m).
At last week's Bulldog Invitational in Clovis and Fresno, Calif., UNLV had 39 top-eight finishes that included three victories in the 100m hurdles (Erin Morris - 13.81), 4x100m relay (45.91) and hammer (Miller - 192-11/58.81).