Track and Field Heads to Boise State Team Challenge and Tyson Invitational

Feb. 7, 2013

RENO, Nev. -

The University of Nevada track and field team will head to Nampa, Idaho and Fayetteville, Ark., to compete at the Boise State Team Challenge and the Tyson Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas this weekend.

The bulk of the team will compete in the Boise State Team Challenge, while seniors Angelica Earls, Samantha Calhoun and Deborah Amoah will represent the Wolf Pack at the Tyson Invitational.

“Our overall goal at the Boise State Team Challenge is to improve and execute,” head coach Shantel Twiggs said. “This is our last opportunity to compete before the MW Indoor Championships and we are looking to pull together as a team and hit our stride.  The team has been working hard and to see all of their hard work pay off in quality results is a joy as a coach. The Tyson Invitational is one of the premiere sprint events in the nation. The location in Arkansas will also play host to the NCAA Indoor Nationals and we are hoping to see a few members of the team qualify for that meet next month. We are all pretty excited to get the chance to get on the facility and put up some great marks while maintaining composure as we compete against the nation’s best.”

Nevada had several strong finishes at the UW Invitational hosted by the University of Washington and at the Jacksons Invitational in Nampa at the team’s last meets two weeks ago. Sophomore Anita Momudu took first place in section one of the 200 meter dash at the UW Invitational, finishing with a time of 25.32. The time placed Momudu tied for tenth place on Nevada’s all-time list with Analisa Serrano (2007). Junior Tanisha Hawkins won section seven of the same event, clocking in at 25.30 to sit in ninth on the program’s all-time list. Sophomore Kashae Knox placed third in section 11 of the event with a time of 25.48.

Christy Works placed first in section one of the 800 meter run, as the senior ran a time of 2:18.20. Senior Angelica Earls had a third place finish in section two of the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.47, just .02 off of her program record finish. Nevada’s 4X400 meter relay team comprised of Hawkins, Earls, junior Christina Smith, and senior Samantha Calhoun took second in section two of the event with a time of 3:50.00.

Nevada’s trio of freshmen in the pentathlon event had a solid showing. Katelin Westerterp won section one of the pentathlon with 759 points. Shannon Forman finished third in the same section with 700 points. Nicole Wadden took second in section two with 807 points.

Senior Caitlin Owen finished third  in the pole vault at the Jacksons Invitational with a mark of 3.60m.

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