Track sets personal bests at Bobby Lane Invite


By Nate Tenopir, Sports Editor

A week after the UNO women’s track and field team began the spring schedule at the Tulsa Duals, the Mavs achieved more success at the Bobby Lane Invitational at Texas-Arlington.  UNO set three personal bests and had two athletes finish highly after competing in events for the first time in their careers.

Kathie Lee-Laidley won the long jump with a distance of 19-10 1/4.  It was the fourth time this year that the sophomore from Portmore, Jamaica has won the event.

Laidley also competed in the 100 meter hurdles for the first time in her career.  Her time of 14.58 was good enough for sixth.

Teammate Denneil Shaw set a personal best in the long jump, putting up a distance of 18-04, good enough for 10th place.  Shaw set a personal best in the triple jump as well.  Her leap of 37-08 1/2 gave Shaw a seventh place finish.

Amanda Vorthmann competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase for the first time in her Maverick career.  Vorthmann finished the event in a time 10:56.80, second place in the event.

Teammate Nicole Behm competed in the event as well, coming in eighth with a personal-best time of 12:13.10.  

Vorthmann also competed in the 800 meters for the first time.  The junior from Oakland, Iowa finished the event in a time of 2:19.26.

The Mavs are now off for a week before traveling to the Student Body Northwest Open at Northwest Missouri State on April 7.