Rebels Ready For MW Indoor Meet
Feb. 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV track & field program will send 22 individuals to compete at the 2013 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho. Boise State will play host to the three-day meet - at the Jacksons Indoor - that will begin on Thursday with the women's pentathlon and men's heptathlon.
"We have several goals this weekend; to compete to the best of our abilities in each of our events, to get as many Rebels into the finals so that they can contribute to the overall team standing, and to place higher than we did last year for the indoor season, and, of course, to battle with our rivals to the north (Nevada, Reno)," said head coach Yvonne Wade.
Friday's action begins at 1:00 pm with the women's high jump, the first of four field events (trials and finals). The track will be dormant until qualifying for the women's mile starts at 3:30 pm. Six other women's track events will have qualifying implications while the distance medley relay will crown a champion in the evening's final competition for the women.
On the Saturday, two women's events - shot put and triple jump - will kick off the day's action. The women's mile will be the first event contested on the track at 12:30 pm. The final event scheduled for the women is the 4x400m relay at 3:05 pm.
Kelsey Williamson will compete in both the 400m and 800m for the Scarlet & Gray before running in the 4x400m relay. Williamson is the defending 800m indoor champion, and enters the race with the top time in that event (2:06.06) and the 400m (55.81) in the conference. Her 800m time is also the 10th best in the country this season.
Emily Blok will also see double duty as an individual with entries in both the 60m and 200m while possibly running a leg of a relay team. Blok finished second in both races a year ago, and she enters the race with the top 200m time (23.96) and second-best 60m mark (7.47).
Additional Rebels to keep an eye on are Erin Morris in the 60m hurdles (fourth in the conference), Monay Meggs in the 400m (third) and 200, Adrianna Olvia (shot put), Cortney Miller (weight throw) and Myra Dean (high jump).
"These young women have worked hard this indoor season and we are excited to see what we can do before we transition to the outdoor season."