Hammer throwers hit PRs at UNLV

Morgan Dutra's throw of 54.16 meters (177-8) now ranks her fifth in school history. (Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)
March 17, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Senior Morgan Dutra and sophomore Michael Pertusati each scored personal records in the hammer throw to highlight a crew of UC Davis student-athletes at the UNLV Invitational track & field meet at Myron Partridge Stadium Friday.


Dutra posted a mark of 54.16 meters, or 177 feet, 8 inches, to move herself into fifth in school outdoor history. Teammate Michaela Mundt launched a throw of 57.68 meters (189-3), missing her own season best by a mere six centimeters. No information is avaiable about where the two Aggie women placed in the event.


Pertusati’s throw of 55.56 meters, or 182-3, shattered his previous best by exactly 11 feet. He finished second in the meet, not far behind Illinois’ Matsen Dziedzic at 55.82m (183-1). Teammate Garrett Burrow finished fifth with a mark of 48.37m (158-8).


The UNLV Invite continues through Saturday. A summary of UC Davis participants is below:


2017 UNLV INVITATIONAL - SATURDAY SCHEDULE
Myron Partridge Stadium (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Events with UC Davis entrants only. Section (S) or flight (F) numbers in parentheses.


RUNNING EVENTS
10:00 a.m. - Women’s 4x100 Relay: UC Davis (S1)
10:10 a.m. - Men’s 4x100 Relay: UC Davis (S2)
10:50 a.m. - Women’s 100 Hurdles: Kierra Davis (S3), Natsumi McGee (S3), Jazmen Bunch (S3)
11:20 a.m. - Women’s 400 Meters: Mikaela Adolphus (S1), Rochelle Nadreau (S1), Khadija Imara (S1)
11:35 a.m. - Men’s 400 Meters: Ryan Hoffman (S2)
11:50 a.m. - Women’s 100 Meters: Natsumi McGee (S1), Kierra Davis (S2), Jazmen Bunch (S2)
12:05 p.m. - Men’s 100 Meters: Basil Okoroike (S2), Steven Childs (S3), Brian Thomas (S3)
1:00 p.m. - Women’s 400 Hurdles: Emma Redick (S1)
1:20 p.m. - Men’s 400 Hurdles: Jelani Legohn (S1)
1:35 p.m. - Women’s 200 Meters: Natsumi McGee (S1), Mikaela Adolphus (S1), Kierra Davis (S1), Jazmen Bunch (S2), Khadija Imara (S3), Rochelle Nadreau (S4)
2:00 p.m. - Men’s 200 Meters: Brian Thomas (S2), Ryan Hoffman (S3)


FIELD EVENTS
9:00 a.m. - Women’s Shot Put: Morgan Dutra (F1)
9:00 a.m. - Men’s Discus Throw: Michael Pertusati (F1), Greg Richardson (F1)
11:00 a.m. - Men’s Long Jump: Steven Childs (F1)
11:00 a.m. - Men’s Shot Put: Greg Richardson (F1), Michael Pertusati (F1)
11:00 a.m. - Women’s Discus Throw: Breanna Standifer (F1), Morgan Dutra (F1)
1:30 p.m. - Men’s Triple Jump: Basil Okoroike (F1)