[NEVADA ATHLETICS RELEASE]
Nevada Athletics has released its indoor and outdoor schedule for the 2022-2023 season.
The 2021-2022 season was one of the best performances as a team the pack has seen. The indoor season produced a fifth-place finish at the Mountain West Championships and nine all-time Nevada best marks in various events.
Returning for her junior season, Rayven Nealey set the top record in the triple jump, and Hanah Smrt returned as a graduate, placing ninth on Nevada’s all-time record list in the pentathlon. The outdoor season was even more impressive.
The women’s team earned 11 all-time Nevada all-time marks, four NCAA West Preliminary qualifiers, and a single NCAA Championship qualifier. Her fourth-place finish at the Mountain West Championship was one of her best performances in program history.
The 4x400m relay team at the championships, consisting of returnees Lillian Gregg, Emily Costello, Kylie Burton and Carolyn Ross, broke the previous record and put their time of 3:43.38 to the top of the all-time record list for Nevada.
The Pack kicks off the indoor season and travels to Washington State’s Spokane Invitational on December 10th. This is the first time since 2016 that Nevada’s track and field season will begin in December and normally begins in January.
After the winter break, Nevada will contest the next race towards the end of January at the Texas Tech Open and Multis January 26-28. Texas Tech women were ranked third in the country by the US Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association last season. At this event last year, Texas Tech hosted 16 schools from across the country, including state-recognized schools Texas A&M, Florida State, Kansas and Oklahoma.
For the final meeting of the regular season, the Wolf Pack travel to a traditional event on their schedule, the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 10-11. Last season, 10 athletes set personal bests at their prestigious events, with two now-graduating pack athletes finishing the meet and setting school records in Nevada.
After a strong showing last year, the Pack will return to Albuquerque two weeks later, February 23-25 for the Mountain West Indoor Conference Championships. Last year, Nevada consistently ranked in the top five, finishing fifth on the first day, fourth on the second, and fifth again on the final day.
The following week, March 10-11, Nevada returns to Albuquerque for the third and final indoor season for the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Jumping straight into a busy outdoor season, Nevada will see the bulk of its competition in California, with nine regular-season meets and two in the post before ending in Austin, Texas.
After finishing fourth last season, the team first travels to Sacramento to compete in the Hornet Invitational on March 17-18. The following week, the Pack travels to San Diego for the Aztec Invitational hosted by the State of San Diego. Next, they will travel to Palo Alto from March 31st to April 1st for the Stanford Invitational Distance Carnival. The same weekend, the team will also compete in the Mike Fanelli Invitational in San Francisco.
During the week of April 12-15, Nevada will compete in the Bryan Clay Multi and Invitational in Azusa, California, the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, California and the Beach Invitational in Long Beach. The final outdoor competition of the regular season is the Fresno State Invitational, which takes place on April 29th.
The outdoor season concludes with three championship meets. The first is the Mountain West Championships, where Nevada will return to Fresno State on May 10-13. The next meeting, the NCAA Prelims, will be held May 24-27 in the state of Sacramento.
To wrap up Nevada’s 2023 season, the NCAA National Championships will be played June 7-10 in Austin at the University of Texas