Staying on track: Nelson travels cross country to run for UNO

Gabriel Christensen CONTRIBUTOR One thousand miles away and less than a year ago, a girl with a passion for running could be found in Charleston, South...

This week in sports: Omaha track and field begins indoor season

The Maverick track and field team opened its indoor season over the weekend at the K-State Winter Invitational. Junior Amanda Conlin led Omaha in...

Track and field ranked fifth in preseason poll

The Omaha track and field team has been selected to finish fifth in the Summit League preseason coaches’ poll. In last year’s indoor season championship,...

Track gets six first place finishes

Since the beginning of the season, the UNO women's track and field team has been setting personal bests and meet records weekend after weekend.  Last Saturday at the Concordia Indoor Invitational in Seward, Neb. was no different.


Spenner, track continue strong outdoor season

UNO's Sami Spenner won three events and took second in another at the 2012 Ashley Nally Heptathlon at Northwest Missouri State on Sunday.  Spenner won the heptathlon, long jump and 800 meters, while finishing second in the javelin and picking up personal bests in the 100-meter hurdles, the high jump and the 200 meters.


Jamaicans dominate, Mavs place fourth at MIAA Championships

The UNO track and field team finished fourth this past weekend at the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in Warrensburg, Mo.


UNO track & field athlete qualifies for NCAA Championship; first time in Division I...

Kenneth Pancake Sports Editor Omaha, NE – Stephanie Ahrens is not a “great talker,” according to herself. But she can’t deny that she is a great...

UNO track and field has three athletes who call Jamaica home

Lianne McNaughton, Kathie-Lee Laidley and Denneil Shaw all took their love for track to the next level when they left their home country of Jamaica to come to an unknown place called Nebraska.
"I didn't know where (Nebraska) was when I landed," McNaughton said. "I found out after where I was when I was there."
Shaw and Laidley, both junior jumpers on the team, knew each other before coming to UNO from St. Andrew High School for Girls in Portmore, Jamaica, near the capital city of Kingston. Senior thrower Lianne McNaughton attended Campion College High School in Kingston before coming to UNO.
All three are major contributors to a team that looks to be one of the strongest in The Summit League.