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Nate Polacek won the men's pole vault on Saturday.
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          Release: 04/14/2012
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Huskers Record Eight Event Titles at K.T. Woodman Classic

Wichita, Kan.- The Nebraska track and field team wrapped up competition at the K.T. Woodman Classic on Saturday on the campus of Wichita State University. The Huskers came away with eight event titles on the day, including sweeps in the pole vault and shot put.  

Breanna Bussel also took home her first event title of the outdoor season, finishing first in the pole vault. Bussel notched a personal-best vault of 13-7 1/4 (4.15). Maggie Maher tied for second in the event with a vault of 12-5 1/2 (3.80), also a personal best mark. Cami Jiskra also finished with a vault of 12-5 1/2 (3.80), as Lauren Welch came in fifth with a pole vault of 11-11 3/4 (3.65).

Nebraska went on to sweep the pole vault titles as Nate Polacek came in first on the men's side with a personal-best vault of 17-7 3/4 (5.38). Craig Driver finished fourth with a personal-best mark of 16-6 3/4 (5.05).

The Huskers swept the top three spots in the women's shot put as Annie Jackson won the event with a season-best throw of 51-00 (15.54). Veronica Grizzle finished second with a season-best throw of 50-02 3/4 (15.31) and Carlie Pinkelman took third with a mark of 48-8 1/4 (14.84).

Luke Pinkleman claimed the men's shot put title with a throw of 63-04 (19.30), setting a new personal-best mark and completing the sweep for the Huskers. He also finished second in the men's discus with a mark of 167-05 (51.03). Carter Wasem posted a second-place finish in the men's hammer throw, after finishing with a mark of 185-00 (56.39).

Morgan Wilken tabbed another victory in the discus as she finished first with a personal-best throw of 175-03 (53.42). Jackson came in sixth, finishing with a throw of 152-00 (46.33). Jade Siegel notched a second-place finish in the hammer throw with a mark of 184-09 (56.32) and Mary Morales was fourth with a personal-best throw of 172-02 (52.47).

Marusa Cernjul tabbed her first event title of the outdoor season, recording a leap of 5-8 (1.73) in the high jump. Jillanna Scanlan finished in sixth-place with a jump of 5-4 1/4 (1.63). Travis Englund finished fourth in the men's high jump with a leap of 6-6 3/4 (2.00), tying his season-best mark. Devandrew Johnson came in ninth after posting a mark of 6-2 3/4 (1.90).

Elle Ewere finished third in the women's long jump with a leap of 18-5 1/4 (5.62). She also came in fourth in the triple jump after recording a jump of 39-7 3/4 (12.08). Rachel Butler finished eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 37-11 1/4 (11.56).

Scott Jorgenson finished second in the men's long jump with a leap of 24-04 1/2 (7.43). Englund followed his with a third-place finish behind a jump of 24-00 3/4 (7.33). He went on to come in second in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 48-2 1/2 (14.69). Rashad Moxey finished fourth with a leap of 47-06 1/2 (14.49) and Corey Winston finished fifth behind a jump of 47-05 1/4 (14.46).

Mara Weekes posted a second-place finish in the 400 meters, recording a time of 57.60. Rachel Butler followed her lead with a sixth-place finish and a time of 1:00.15, while Ellen Dougherty posted a time of 1:00.60 for ninth and Jelena Andjelkovic tallied a time of 1:01.63 for 11th. Breunna McCarty finished in a tie for 10th in the women's 100 meters with a time of 12.24. Tim Thompson took eighth in the men's 200 meters, recording a time of 21.51. In addition, Ricco Hall posted a 10th-place finish in the 400 meters (49.08) and Tommy Brinn finished 12th (49.32).

Blaire Dinsdale took home the event title in the women's 800 meters, notching a time of 2:13.14. Erica Hamik finished third with a time of 2:16.81, while Brooke Dinsdale posted a time of 2:21.68. On the men's side, Connor Gibson finished fifth with a time of 1:56.53.

Ellie Grooters notched a second-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles, recording a time of 1:02.21.

The women's 4x400 meter relay team of Butler, Grooters, Monique Lewis and Weekes finished first as the team posted a time of 3:50.58. The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Dani Dapo, Sidney Madlock, Brinn and London Hawk finished fifth with a time of 3:27.49.

The Huskers return to action next weekend with the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan., and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.  

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