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Track & Field, Cross Country Programs Sign Six

Nov. 21, 2016

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV track & field and cross country programs have received signed national letters of intent from six student-athletes -- Kassidy Deardorff, Cassidy Osborne-Butler, Mikayla Rees, Emma Wahlenmaier, Danielle Williams and Avi'Tal Wilson-Perteete, announced head coach Yvonne Wade. The class is comprised of five track student-athletes and one more that compete in field events (throws).

"This is a solid group of early signees for our team," noted Wade. "They will each be a great addition to our already young team and we are excited to add them to the Rebel family. We still have several spots to fill for the spring signing period so our staff will be pounding the pavement to add more talent to our team. Our goal is not only to be a dominant force in the Mountain West, but also to be one on a national scale."

Kassidy Deardorff: Deer Valley High School; Glendale, Arizona
-1600m: 5:01.72
-3200m: 10:53.17
-2000m Steeplechase: 7:26.07
-5K XC: 18:15

2015 XC
Division 2 Runner-Up at State Championships
NXN Southwest Regional Performer
2016 TF
Ranked No. 4 in Arizona 2017 Class - 1600m & 3200m
Division 2 State Champion - 1600m & 3200m

Cassidy Osborne-Butler: Damonte Ranch High School; Reno, Nevada
-Shot Put: 47-4.25
-Discus: 132-8

2016 TF
Ranked No. 5 in the Nation for 2017 - Shot Put
Nevada State & Regional Champion - Shot Put
Nevada No. 1 Ranked - Shot Put

Mikayla Rees: Syracuse High School; Syracuse, Utah
-300m Hurdles: 43.04
-400m: 55.40

2016 TF
Ranked Top 20 in Nation 2017 Class - 300m Hurdles
Ranked Top 50 in Nation 2017 Class - 400m
Ranked No. 1 in Utah - 400m
Ranked No. 2 in Utah - 300m Hurdles
State Champion - 300m Hurdles
State Runner-Up - 400m

Emma Wahlenmaier: Palo Verde High School; Las Vegas
-1600m: 5:09.28
-5K XC: 18:40

2016 TF
Ranked No. 2 in Nevada 2017 Class - 1600m
Finished fourth at State Championships - 1600m
Finished eighth at State Championships - 800m
2015 TF
Runner-Up State Championship - 1600m
Finished Third at Regional - 800m

Danielle Williams: Eaglecrest High School; University of Missouri; Aurora, Colorado
-Triple Jump: 41-0.5 (12.52)

2016 TF
NCAA West Regional Qualifier - Triple Jump
SEC Championships Finalist - Triple Jump
2012 TF
Two-time Colorado State Champion - Triple Jump
Ranked No. 14 in Nation 2012 Class

Avi'Tal Wilson-Perteete: Saint Mary's College High School; Oakland, California
-800m: 2:09.31
-400m: 56.35

2016 TF
Ranked No. 50 in Nation 2017 Class - 800m
Ranked Top 10 in California 2017 Class - 800m
Ranked Top 10 in California 2017 Class - 400m
2015 TF
California State Finalist - 800m
State Champion - 4x400m Relay



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