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.
 


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.


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.


Sami Spenner breaks records, dominates conference

Sami Spenner of the UNO women's track team was named the Summit League Woman
Athlete of the week last week for the third time in a row.  It's also the fourth time Spenner has received the award this year.
It's a surprising feat, until one learns she almost qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials last summer and is one of the best athletes in all of Division I Track.
Spenner's continued success this season, after what she accomplished last year, has proven
to many just how exceptional of an athlete she truly is.
 


Track and field ends indoor season

The UNO women's track field team concluded their indoor season Friday at the Nebraska Tune-Up in Lincoln at the Devaney Center.  Just like the last few weeks, records were broken and personal bests were beaten as the Mavs get ready for the outdoor season.


Track and field races into 2012

Finishing in the top 20 is normally a springboard to further success the following season.  For the UNO women's track and field team and Assistant Coach Chris Richardson, competing in 2012 means much more than just getting better than last year.


Personal bests set at Jennett Invite

The UNO women's track and field team will head to Wichita this weekend off a very successful performance in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  At the Jack Jennett Invite at the University of Northern Iowa, the Mavs earned two first-place finishes among several personal bests on the weekend.


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,...