Jarren Heng recorded a personal-best time of 14:29.71 in the 5,000 meters on Saturday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Husker Men Win Mark Colligan Memorial

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Track and Field team honored former assistant coach Mark Colligan as the Huskers competed in the first Mark Colligan Memorial at the Devaney Center Indoor Track on Saturday afternoon.

The Husker men finished first in the team rankings with 152.50 total points, while Illinois was second with 143.50 points. The Husker women came in third (123.50), as Michigan was first (161.50) and Illinois was second (133).

Chris Phipps notched another title in the long jump on Saturday, posting a mark of 24-1 1/2 (7.35). Seth Wiedel came in second after recording a jump of 23-11 1/2 (7.30). Kara Mostoller finished third for the women with a jump of 18-1 3/4 (5.53) and Ellie Ewere came in fifth after notching a mark of 17-4 (5.28).

Carlos Hernandez finished first in the men's high jump, posting a leap of 6-10 1/4 (2.09). Travis Englund followed close behind with a second-place finish on a personal-best-tying jump of 6-8 1/4 (2.04). On the women's side Jillanna Scanlan came in second with a jump of 5-8 (1.73).

In the women's shot put, Annie Jackson recorded a second-place finish with a mark of 50-2 (15.29). Carlie Pinkelman came in fifth with a personal-best throw of 48-10 1/4 (14.89), while Veronica Grizzle came in sixth (46-11 3/4) and Morgan Wilken took seventh (45-1 1/2).

Luke Pinkelman and Chad Wright finished at the top of the men's shot put standings. Pinkelman came in first with a throw of 63-8 1/4 (19.41), marking his second-straight NCAA automatic-qualifying performance. Wright finished in second with a mark of 58-1 (17.70).

Anna Weigandt finished second in the women's triple jump behind a personal-best leap of 40-9 1/2 (12.43). Ellie Ewere finished fifth, notching a leap of 38-7 3/4 (11.78). Patrick Raedler finished first in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 50-0 1/2 (15.25).

Carter Wasem left his mark in the men's weight throw with a personal best mark of 61-7 3/4 (18.79) to finish in third-place.  Matt Giesselmann took seventh behind a personal-best throw of 55-9 (16.99). On the women's side, Victoria Zimmerman finished in second-place with a throw of 59-1 1/2 (18.02). Jade Siegel (55-7 3/4), Taylor Jensen (55-3) and Mary Morales (52-9 1/4) finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Cami Jiskra finished fourth in the women's pole vault with a vault of 12-8 3/4 (3.88). Breanna Bussel tied her personal best of 12-8 3/4 (3.88), while Maggie Maher also notched a mark of 12-8 3/4 and Lauren Welch tied her personal-best with a vault of 11-9 (3.58). Nate Polacek finished first in the men's pole vault, with a mark of 17-7 3/4 (5.38). Bjorn Barrefors took second with a performance-best-tying vault of 16-2 (4.93).

Jarren Heng earned the Huskers their first event victory of the day with a personal-best performance in the men's 5,000 meters. Heng posted a time of 14:29.71 to come in first, passing his previous personal best of 15:14.69. Martina Barinova finished fourth in the women's 5,000 meters with a time of 17:04.37.

Jessica Furlan recorded a personal-best time of 4:42.88 in the women's mile run, finishing fourth behind a Michigan sweep in the top three spots. On the men's side Brett Grieb recorded a personal-best mark of 4:23.41 as he finished sixth in the mile.

In the women's 60-meter hurdles, Jordan Stiens finished fourth with a personal-best time of 8.74. Anne Martin also notched a personal best after recording a mark of 9.04. Miles Ukaoma narrowly missed setting a personal best in the men's 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 7.92 to finish second.

Mara Weekes posted a top finish in the 60-meter dash with a personal-best time of 7.46 to take top honors. Breunna McCarty finished fourth behind a personal-best time of 7.72, continuing an impressive start to her freshman campaign. Tim Thompson came in fifth in the men's 60-meter dash with a time of 6.85.

Jodi-Rae Blackwood competed in the 400-meter dash for the first time in 2012. In doing so, the sophomore from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, finished second and notched a personal-best mark of 47.92. Mila Andric finished fifth in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 56.70.

Weekes continued an impressive showing at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a second-place finish in the women's 200 meters. She recorded a personal-best time of 24.14, beating her previous mark of 24.21. McCarty finished with a time of 26.00, while Stiens notched a mark of 26.06 and Martin came in with a personal-best of 26.13. In the men's 200 meters Ricco Hall finished third with a personal-best 21.33, while Tim Thompson came in fourth after notching a personal best of 21.53 and Dexter McKenzie came sixth with a personal-best time of 21.64.

Ashley Miller captured the women's 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:08.26. She led the Huskers as Blaire Dinsdale followed her lead for fourth-place with a time of 2:11.08. On the men's side, Alney Tobias finished fourth with a time of 1:53.77 and Sidney Madlock came in sixth with a personal-best mark of 1:55.62.

The women's 4x400 meter relay team took third with a time of 3:50.20, behind the efforts of Andric, Grooters, Blaire Dinsdale and Weekes. The 4x400 meter relay team of Blackwood, Ukaoma, London Hawk and Hall narrowly missed taking event crown with a second-place finish on a time of 3:12.28.

Nebraska returns to action next weekend as the Huskers host the 37th annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. The action starts Friday, Feb. 3 at noon and Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.


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