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Barrefors Finishes with Kansas Relays Decathlon Title
Bjorn Barrefors earned the Kansas Relays decathlon title on Thursday.
Photo Courtesy Brad Brown/Huskers.com
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
04/19/2012
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Lawrence, Kan. - The Nebraska track and field team returned to Memorial Stadium on Thursday for the second day of the four-day Kansas Relays. The Huskers opened the day with a victory in the men's decathlon and added a win in the men's unseeded 1,500 meters.

After starting day two of the men's decathlon in first place, Barrefors gained on the competition over the final five events to become the second straight Husker to win the decathlon at the Kansas Relays. Barrefors scored 3,836 points on the first day and quickly added to his total with a time of 14.71 in the 110 meter hurdles. He finished first in the discus throw with a mark of 134-06 (41.00), while tying for first in the pole vault at 15-11 (4.85). He posted a throw of 143-11 (43.88) in the javelin and recorded a time of 5:03.81 in the 1,500 meters. Barrefors finished the day with 7,308 points, sealing his decathlon victory.

Teran Walford finished right behind Barrefors, taking second in the men's decathlon. The reigning Kansas Relays Decathlon Champion, Walford totaled 3,669 points after the first day of competition. He started the second day with a personal-best time of 14.89 in the 110 meter hurdles. Walford finished third in the discus throw with a mark of 116-10 (35.62), while finishing with a pole vault of 13-7 1/4 (4.15). He recorded a throw of 156-03 (47.64) in the javelin and finished first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:32.75. He completed the day with a personal-best 7,048 points.

In the throws, Carter Wasem finished fifth in the men's hammer throw, recording a mark of 184-05 (56.22).  Victoria Zimmerman finished third in the women's hammer throw, posting a season-best throw of 195-05 (58.03). Jade Siegel came in fifth-place with a mark of 183-01 (55.80), while Mary Morales posted a top-ten finish with a personal-best throw of 172-11 (52.70).

Connor Gibson tallied the Huskers' second event title of the day with a first-place finish in the unseeded 1,500 meters, posting a personal-best time of 3:51.91. Ellie Grooters led the Huskers in the unseeded 800 meters, finishing third with a time of 2:13.16. Jelena Andjelkovic also posted a top-five finish with a time of 2:14.30. Sarah Plambeck finished fourth in the women's 3,000 meters, notching a time of 10:32.13. Isabel Andrade finished ninth in the women's 10,000 meters with a time of 39:19.25, while Sarah Larson came in 11th with a time of 39:43.19.

The Huskers will be back at the Kansas Relays starting at 9:05 a.m. with the women's 100 hurdles. Live results are handled by DeltaTiming.com.

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