Ewere, Wright Earn Victories at Kansas Relays
Ewere added another victory for the Huskers with a win in the women’s triple jump. She tallied a leap of 42-0 (12.80) on her second attempt of the competition and held on to secure her top standing. Following Ewere’s lead was Mollie Gribbin as she posted a personal-best jump of 41-5 ¾ (12.64) for second place. Anna Weigandt finished fifth with a season-best leap of 40-3 ¼ (12.27).
Chad Wright earned top honors in the men’s discus. He notched a throw of 197-11 (60.32) on his third attempt of the competition to secure his win in the event. Christian Hodson finished seventh with a throw of 165-11 (50.59). Annie Jackson finished fifth on the women’s side with a throw of 157-5 (47.99).
In the men’s triple jump, Devandrew Johnson led the Huskers with a fourth-place finish. He posted a season-best leap of 49-10 (15.19). Corey Winston came in sixth overall with a personal-best jump of 48-7 ¼ (14.81) on his final attempt.
Paula Andrie tallied a third-place finish in the women’s pole vault. She cleared 13-5 ¼ (4.10), setting a new personal best. Her vault ranks fourth in the conference entering this weekend. In the women’s high jump, Marusa Cernjul finished third overall with a leap of 5-6 ½ (1.69). Jillanna Scanlan finished seventh with a leap of 5-6 ½ (1.69).
Ellie Grooters qualified for tomorrow’s final in the women’s 400-meter hurdles as she posted the top qualifying time in the preliminaries, crossing the finish line in 1:00.26. On the men’s side, Mate Koroknai (51.96), Jodi-Rae Blackwood (52.41), Drew Wiseman (52.58) and Tibor Koroknai (53.50) all advanced. Dexter McKenzie qualified for the finals in the 200 meters, posting a time of 21.35. Mara Weekes notched a time of 24.14 in the women’s 200 meters to qualify for tomorrow’s final, while Tim Thompson advanced with a time of 10.78 in the men’s 100 meters. Tierra Williams tallied a time of 11.89 in the 100 meters prelims to qualify for the finals. In the 110-meter hurdles, Sean Pille posted a time of 14.37 to move to the finals.
The women’s 4x100-meter relay team of Jazmin McCoy, Mara Weekes, Brena Andrews and Breunna McCarty finished third with a time of 45.49, advancing to tomorrow’s final. The men’s team of John Welk, Dexter McKenzie, Jodi-Rae Blackwood and Tim Thompson also advanced to the final with a time of 40.74. The men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Levi Gipson, Christian Sanderfer, Jake Bender and Cody Rush qualified with a time of 3:13.52