Nevada Track and Field at Two Meets This Weekend

Jan. 24, 2013

RENO, Nev. -


The University of Nevada track and field team will head to Nampa, Idaho and Seattle, Wash., to compete at the Jacksons Invitational hosted by Boise State and the UW Invitational hosted by the University of Washington this weekend.


The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its first regional rankings this week where Nevada came in third in the Mountain Region behind BYU and Texas Tech.


Nevada returns to the Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa, Idaho Friday and Saturday after competing in the Bronco Invitational held at the same venue last week. Senior Deborah Amoah took home wins in three events: 60m hurdles (8.69), long jump (5.94m), and triple jump (41-03.00). Amoah's mark in the triple jump broke her previous school record of 41-0.25 that was set last season. Earls ended the day with wins in two events, finishing first in the 60-meter dash (7.55) and the 200-meter dash (24.59).

Junior Kerri Simmons continued her strong season from the throws group, taking first in the shot put with a mark of 14.14m. Freshman Kennedy Hall placed third in the weighted throw with a mark of 15.56m.


In addition to Washington, Nevada will face large contingents from several other Pac-12 schools, including Oregon, California, Stanford, UCLA, Oregon State, and Colorado at the UW Invitational. Also competing will be BYU, Colorado State, Gonzaga, Hawaii, and UNLV.

Full results will be available at following the conclusion of the meet.