Wolf Pack women win again
The University of Nevada women's indoor track and field team tuned up for its Western Athletic Conference championship defense by sweeping to victory at the Holiday Inn Classic Saturday in Reno.
Aided by victories in four field events, the Wolf Pack rolled up 243.5 points to easily capture the team title during the invitational held at the Reno Livestock Events Center. The win capped a sweep of four straight meets at home for the Wolf Pack, who will try to win another title at the WAC Championships, which will be held Thursday through Saturday in Boise.
Maranda Brownson won the high jump (5-feet, 4-1/4 inches), Megan Ries led a 1-2 sweep in the pole vault (12-4), Stephanie Tietjen won the shot put (46-11) and Sarah Woydziak won the weight throw (57-11) for the Wolf Pack. On the track, Jerita Wilson won both the 55-meter dash (7.20 seconds) and 200 (24.87) and April FitzGerald won the 800 (2:16.40).
Nevada received contributions from local athletes, as Galena High graduate Janine Bodo placed third in the shot put (54-11-1/2) and eighth in the weight throw (41-3-1/4), while Douglas High graduate Monica Buccambuso placed fourth in the 800 (2:28.07) and fifth in the mile (5:34.79).
In the men's competition, Robert Linkul of Carson City and Cal State-Sacramento placed seventh in the weight throw (56-4-3/4). Linkul will compete at the Big Sky Conference Championships this coming week in Bozeman, Mont.