UNLV TRACK & FIELD NEWS: Rebels Prepare For Friday-Night Meet At NAU


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After a successful weekend at the Spokane Showcase, the UNLV track & field team will gear up for their next competition coming up at the end of the week in Flagstaff, Ariz. The program will participate in the Lumberjack Team Challenge on Friday, Jan. 19, a one-day meet hosted by Northern Arizona University.

The team will take 26 student-athletes in total to compete, the most they’ve taken to a single event so far this season. The meet will kick off with the field events starting at 2 p.m., Mackenzie Okonta and Camryn Harris taking off first in the women’s long jump. The duo will soon after compete in the women’s triple jump before the women’s weight throw starts around 3 p.m. Madelynn Wattles will represent the Scarlet & Gray in the weight throw, Roxene Simpson entering the circle following the men’s weight throw for the women’s shot put.

The Rebels will send 13 different student-athletes in the 60m and 60m hurdles combined; Delaysia Allen, Jaydea Carter and Okonta first representing UNLV in the 60m hurdles’ preliminary round at 4 p.m. Kennedi Porter will look to make her second-straight 60m final this season after the hurdles’ prelim conclusion, competing alongside Shakeira Bowra, Aja Melo-Powell, Jana Lakner, Endya Scott, Sophia Alexander, Sadia Green, Malika Mashack, Kamari Sherwood, Harris, Allen and Carter. Student-athletes who finish in the top eight spots in the previously mentioned events will qualify for the final round later in the day.

Between the aforementioned prelims and finals round, UNLV will compete in a pair of events including the women’s mile and the women’s 600m, Aitza Romero being the lone Rebel competing in the latter. Natalia Ruiz, Aine McDade and Nicole Boskovich will take off prior to that in the women’s final as a timed final race.

Lakner, Scott, Green, Chinyere Okoro, Keyona Burrell, Kaelin Gowdy and AnnaKay Maitland will take flight in the women’s 400m after the conclusion of the 60m final, next moving into the distance crew competing in the 800m. LaKyla Yazzie, Isabella Schrader and Abigail Danlag will run the 800m before Alexander, Burrell, Gowdy, Mashack and Sherwood round out the individual events in the women’s 200m.

The Rebels will have three different squads concluding the meet in the women’s 4x400m relay, the first relay scheduled to compete in heat one of the event while the other two are set to race in the third and final heat of the event. The student-athletes entered in the event are Scott, Carter, Okoro, Lakner, Green, Gowdy, Maitland, Alexander, Burrell, Sherwood, Yazzie, Romero, Schrader and Danlag.

Fans can follow along through the meet’s live results, located here, or through the program’s social media accounts on X (formerly known as Twitter) or Instagram. Results will also be posted on following the conclusion of the meet.


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UNLV TRACK & FIELD NEWS: Rebels Prepare For Friday-Night Meet At NAU
UNLV TRACK & FIELD NEWS: Rebels Prepare For Friday-Night Meet At NAU