Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Track and Field team opened the 38th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Friday at the Devaney Center Indoor Track by sweeping the long jump titles, taking top honors in both the men's and women's events.
Patrick Raedler took home the men's title with a personal-best jump of 25-5 ¼ (7.75). His mark ties for fourth in the nation and is second in the Big Ten. Teddy Lampkin finished fifth in the event with a season-best jump of 23-9 ½ (7.25), while Nikita Pankins was sixth with a leap of 23-6 ¾ (7.18) and Travis Englund was seventh with a jump of 22-9 ¼ (6.94).
Mara Griva won the women's long jump with a season-best mark of 20-4 ½ (6.21). Her mark ties for sixth in the nation and defends her top spot in the Big Ten Conference. Kari Heck finished fifth for the Huskers with a personal-best jump of 19-2 ¾ (5.86). Her mark ranks seventh in the Big Ten this year.
Christian Sanderfer took third in the men's pole vault, recording a personal-best mark of 16-8 (5.08). His vault ties for eighth in the Big Ten. Craig Driver finished sixth with a vault of 16-2 (4.93), while Erik Sutterfield was seventh with a vault of 16-2 (4.93).
Cole Ingram recorded a personal-best throw of 58-6 ½ (17.84) in the men's weight throw.
Anne Martin, Jordan Stiens and Jourdan Doffeny started the weekend for the Huskers in the pentathlon. Finishing third was Martin with a personal-best 3,901 points, while Stiens took fourth with 3,827 points, tying her personal-best, and Doffeny was ninth with 3,478 points. Martin recorded a season-best time of 8.82 in the 60 meter hurdles and tied her personal-best mark of 18-10 ¾ (5.76) in the long jump. Stiens posted a season-best time of 8.68 in the 60 meter hurdles, tied her season-best mark of 17-8 ¾ (5.40) in the long jump and tied her personal best in the high jump with a leap of 5-3 ¼ (1.61). Doffeny recorded personal bests of 8.93 in the 60 meter hurdles, 4-11 ¾ (1.52) in the high jump and 17-2 ¾ (5.25) in the long jump. Wisconsin's Deanna Latham won the event with 4,024 points.
Teran Walford finished the first day of heptathlon action with 2,875 points for fourth place. Japheth Cato, the reigning Frank Sevigne Husker Invite heptathlon champion, is in first with 3,271 points.
Katie White finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:40.69. Trevor Vidlak took second on the men's side with a time of 14:13.62, putting him at second all-time in the Nebraska record books.
The Huskers return to the track tomorrow for the second day of action. The men's heptathlon kicks off at 10 a.m., while the field and running events begin at noon.