Scarlet Claims Third Straight Challenge Win
Dec. 8, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - For the third straight year the Scarlet team claimed the Scarlet & Gray Challenge - a head-to-head intrasquad competition between UNLV's track & field student-athletes - on Friday at Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr-Smith Field. The Scarlet squad, which won the challenge by 20 points (193-173), was led by mulitple wins from both Emily Blok and Taylar Mills.
Not only did Blok lead the Scarlet team on the track with individual victories in the 60m (7.1 seconds) and 300m (38.8), but she was instrumental as a member of the 4x400m relay team that won, as well. She partnered with Kayah Agudo, Secoral Yanez and Kelsey Williamson for the victory.
Williamson and Agudo finished one-two in the 600m with times of 1:31.1 and 1:34.8, respectively, while Yanez added a second-place finish in the 300m (40.0) and a third-place showing in the 60m (7.5).
Mills, who normally competes as a heptathlete, won both the high jump (1.60m) and triple jump (11.42m). She also finished second in the 60m hurdles (8.6 seconds) behind the Gray's Erin Morris (8.2).
Adrianna Oliva claimed the shot put event with a measurement of 14.62m, and she was second in the weight throw (14.84m).
"Our intrasquad challenge is a great way to assess where we are at this time of year," said head coach Yvonne Wade. "It allows us to focus on what needs to be done before we start competition. We had some good performances, but we will continue to work hard through the holidays."
Besides a win in the 60m hurdles by Morris, the Gray got two wins from Myshauna Alexander in the javelin (43.92m) and weight throw (14.84m). Alexander also had a good showing in the shot put with a toss of 11.62m, which was the second-best throw recorded on the day.
Ayana Gales also shined for the Gray with a victory in the long jump (5.36m).
Joining the Scarlet quartet (A) in the 4x400m relay were numerous foursomes comprised of other Rebel athletic programs. The men's soccer team finished second overall with a final time of 3:51, which was seven seconds better than that of the men's tennis team (A). Also competing in the race were members of men's swimming & diving, softball, women's soccer, women's swimming & diving and cheer squads.
"We had a great time with all the teams that came out and participated. We'd like to thank them for helping make this a memorable event."