Rebels Enter USTFCCCA's Top-25 Rankings|
May 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Just days after competing in the 2017 Mountain West Outdoor Championships, the UNLV Track & Field team entered week seven's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's Outdoor Team Computer Rankings at No. 25 with 79.72 points. With help of their third-place finish at the Conference meet, the Rebels made a jump of 15 spots from No. 40 (49.95) in last week's survey (May 8).
"The coaching staff and team are working really hard to be ranked this season and make a name for UNLV Track & Field," said head coach Yvonne Wade. "I am proud of their accomplishments, thus far, and look forward to the future of this team!"
Helping the Rebels to the their current standing are six student-athletes and the 4x100m relay that are top 30 or better nationally in their respective sports.
Delving deeper, Kaysee Pilgrim and Destiny Smith-Barnett are top two the country in the high jump (first: 6-2.75/1.90m) and 100m (second: 10.97), respectively. Both of those marks were achieved at the MW Outdoors and each not only rewrote the outdoor championships' record book, but also the Conference's all-time one, too.
The Pac-12's Oregon Ducks (364.09 points) sit first overall in the USTFCCA's rankings; however, four programs from the SEC follow in succession with the Arkansas Razorbacks (275.09), LSU Tigers (250.45), Texas A&M Aggies (244.80) and Georgia Bulldogs (235.88) ranked second through fifth, respectively.
Moreover, the Scarlet & Gray is ninth overall in the West Region.