Chantae McMillan finished with 5,688 points in the women's heptathlon.
Photo by Jeff Jacobsen

Huskers Take to the Track in London

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln- Numerous former Huskers have taken to the track and other events at the 2012 London Olympic Games during the first week of competition. Check back to for more details and updates as the 2012 Olympics continue.

Women's Heptathlon
Five-time All-American and four-time Big 12 Champion Chantae McMillan finished 29th overall in the women's heptathlon with a total of 5,688 points for the United States. She posted a time of 13.49 in the 100 meter hurdles, recorded a leap of 5-6 (1.68) in the high jump and notched a throw of 48-11 ½ (14.92) in the shot put. McMillan went on to finish with a time of 25.25 in the 200 meters, adding a mark of 17-7 ½ (5.37) in the long jump and a throw of 163-4 (49.78) in the javelin. She finished the competition with a time of 2:40.55 in the 800 meters. 

Gyorgyi Farkas competed for Hungary in the women's heptathlon, finishing 22nd with 6,013 points. She posted a time of 14.33 in the 100 meter hurdles, notched a leap of 5-10 ¾ (1.80) in the high jump, finishing with a throw of 44-5 ½ (13.55) in the shot put and clocked a time of 25.72 in the 200 meters. Farkas recorded a jump of 19-11 (6.07) in the long jump and a throw of 152-7 (46.52) in the javelin. She completed the two days of heptathlon action with a time of 2:17.83 in the 800 meters.

Men's Shot Put
Three-time national champion Carl Myerscough finished 14th in Group B of the qualification round for the men's shot put, posting a throw of 62-2 ¼ (18.95). His mark and finish would not be enough to qualify for the event finals.

Men's 400 Meters
Janis Leitis will join the Huskers this fall, but prior to his arrival in Lincoln he represented Latvia in the men's 400 meters. Leitis completed the competition with a time of 46.41 in his heat, but it would not be enough to qualify for the semifinals.

Men's 110 Meter Hurdles
Lehann Fourie (South Africa) was a two-time All-American for the Huskers, setting three school records during his time with NU. He ran  in the first round of the men's 110 meter hurdles on Tuesday. Fourie posted a time of 13.49 in the fourth heat, qualifying for the event semifinals on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 1:15 p.m. CT.

Women's Long Jump
Seven-time All-American Ineta Radevica opened competition in the long jump with a second-place finish in Group B on Tuesday with a leap of 21-11 (6.80). She will compete in the finals of the event tomorrow at 2:05 p.m. CT.

Women's Cycling
Former Husker distance runner Amber Neben competed for the United States in the women's road race and time trial events. She posted a seventh-place finish in the women's individual time trial with a mark of 38:45.17, and finished with a time of 3:36:20 for 36th in the road race.


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