League Championships Next For Rebels
May 10, 2007
LAS VEGAS - UNLV women's track and field team begins postseason competition on Friday at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships, held at the SDSU Sports Deck in San Diego, Calif., from May 9-12.
The meet actually got underway Wednesday with the heptathlon and decathlon, which concludes Thursday, but there are no Rebels competing in that multi-event competition. Friday is the first full day of competition with five women's field events being run as well as qualifying in the running events.
UNLV head coach Barbara Ferrell-Edmonson will be sending 14 athletes to the championships and there are four Rebels, along with a pair of relay teams, who will be bringing top-10 marks in events in the MWC to the championships.
Rebel freshman Charlotte Browning has a strong shot at earning top honors in the 1,500 meters, as she has run the fastest time so far in the MWC at 4:22.22, ran at the Steve Scott Invitational. Browning's time is almost a full second ahead of the second-place time of Heidi Magill of BYU, who has a time of 4:23.20.
Meia Tezeno has an outstanding shot at earning points in multiple events, as the sophomore has the second-fastest time in the 100 meter hurdles (13.87) and the fourth-best mark in the long jump (20'-3.00") in the MWC. In the throwing ring, Aja Evans has the third-best mark in the shot put with a distance of 48'-4.50".
All four of those marks earned Browning, Evans and Tezeno spots in the NCAA West Regional, which will be hosted by the University of Oregon on May 24-26.
Monique Humphries will bring the ninth-best mark in the hammer throw, a school-record mark of 165'-7.00". UNLV's 400 and 1,600 meter relay teams both have the seventh-best times in the MWC with marks of 46.39 (400) and 3:54.86 (1,600).
The BYU women will be looking to win their seventh title in the past eight years, including winning the crown last year. Fans can follow the meet live by going to www.unlvrebels.com and clicking on the `Real Time Scoring' link.