Landon Nelson won the men's javelin on Wednesday with a personal best throw.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Finish with 19 Event Titles at Pre-Drake Meet

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska track and field team hosted the Pre-Drake Meet on Wednesday at Ed Weir Stadium. The Huskers used the meet as a tune-up before heading to the Drake Relays this weekend and came away with 19 event wins on the day.

Teddy Lampkin tallied a first-place finish in the men’s long jump, recording a season-best leap of 24-2 ¼ (7.37). Travis Englund was second with a leap of 23-2 ½ (7.07) and Justin English was third with a mark of 22-3 (6.78). Jourdan Doffeny finished first in the women’s long jump, recording a leap of 17-11 ¾ (5.48).

Tess Merrill tallied a first-place finish in the women’s pole vault, notching a mark of 11-11 ¾ (3.65). Paula Andrie finished second with a vault of 11-11 ¾ (3.65). Craig Driver notched the event win for the men, posting a vault of 16-0 ¾ (4.90). Christian Sanderfer was second with a vault of 15-7 (4.75). Beau Simmons tallied a third-place finish with a mark of 15-1 (4.60).

Englund also finished first in the men’s high jump, posting a personal-best mark of 6-10 ¼ (2.09) which ranks 10th in the Big Ten. Marusa Cernjul tallied another win in the women’s high jump, finishing with a leap of 5-6 (1.68). Katie Smith was second and Jillanna Scanlan was third, both posting jumps of 5-6 (1.68).

Jake Griess notched a first-place finish in the men’s hammer throw, tallying a mark of 172-00 (52.42). Mary Morales finished second in the women’s hammer throw as she recorded a personal-best toss of 174-2 (53.10).

Landon Nelson came in first in the men’s javelin as he notched a personal-best throw of 184-11 (56.37). That throw moves him up to 16th in the conference. Sam Shaw finished second with a throw of 168-11 (51.49). Maggie Malone also finished first in the javelin for the women as she posted a throw of 144-3 (43.96). Mara Griva was third with a throw of 123-8 (37.69).

Ellie Ewere won the women’s triple jump with a leap of 39-1 (11.91), as Kara Mostoller posted a leap of 35-9 ½ (10.91). Englund was the top collegiate finisher in the men’s triple jump as he posted a leap of 46-4 (14.12). Rashad Moxey was third with a jump of 43-1 (13.13).

Zach Birkel finished first in the men’s 100 meters with a time of 10.91, while Jordan Munar was second with a time of 10.98. Breunna McCarty won the women’s 100 meters with a time of 12.21.

Lexie Oak posted a win in the women’s 200 meters as she recorded a personal-best time of 24.96. Munar finished second in the men’s 200 meters with a season-best time of 22.21, while Birkel was third with a time of 22.23.

Morgan Woitzel posted a first-place finish in the women’s 800 meters, finishing with a time of 2:17.66. Anna Minnick came in second with a time of 2:20.43, while Sarah Plambeck won the women’s 1,500 meters with a time of 4:54.48.

In the men’s 110-meter hurdles, Sean Pille finished first with a personal-best time of 14.30. Greta Kerekes notched a time of 14.29 in the 100-meter hurdles for first, while Doffeny was second with a time of 14.37.

Mark Hilderbrand won the men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.80. On the women’s side, Ellie Grooters came in first with a time of 1:04.07.

The majority of the team will compete at the Drake Relays this weekend, while the Husker throwers will compete at the Triton Invitational.


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