Bingson Shines For Rebels
UNLV performed well in the first full day at MWC championships.
UNLV performed well in the first full day at MWC championships.

May 15, 2009

Laramie, Wyo. - UNLV women's track and field had several strong performances in the first full day of the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships, including Amanda Bingson setting a school record.

Bingson, a freshman from Las Vegas, had an outstanding day as she broke the school record in the hammer throw with a distance of 181-1.00 for a fifth-place finish and a spot in the NCAA West Regional. The previous school record was set earlier this year by Olivia Raya, and Bingson broke it by four centimeters before shattering it on her third and final attempt.

"Amanda had a great day and the coaching staff was confident she was going to throw far and she was ready," UNLV head coach Yvonne Scott-Williams said.

UNLV also had seven student-athletes move onto the finals on Saturday in their respective events, paced by Candise Maxwell, who also ran a regional qualifying performance Friday. She finished second place in her preliminary heat of the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.66.

Lekeisha Lawson (100 and 200), Shahnel Woodley (100 and 200), Rachael Long (100 hurdles) Christine Lowe (400 hurdles), Isabelle Stoate (1,500) and Bailey Kuestermeyer (1,500) all moved into the finals in their respective events.

Tomorrow's finals will also feature the 400 and 1,600 meter relay teams as well as Jennifer Shearer running in the 5,000 meters and the trials for the high jump and triple jump.



"I am pleased that we have numbers in the finals," Scott-Williams said. "We continue to creep our way up the ladder and I am very pleased with the work our team has put in. It is not over yet though. Tomorrow is all about scoring points in event finals."

The final day of competition commences on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (PT), starting with the men's javelin and 4x100-meter relay.

Team Scores (Men):
1. BYU - 84; 2. Wyoming - 47; 3. New Mexico - 45; 4. Air Force - 44; 5. Colorado
State - 33; 6. TCU - 16

Team Scores (Women): 1. BYU - 64; 2. Colorado State - 53; 3. New Mexico - 34.5; 4. Utah - 34; 5. Air Force - 25; 6. San Diego State - 24.5; 7. TCU - 20; 8. Wyoming - 10; UNLV - 5

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