A busy week for the Huskers got underway on Wednesday as the NU multi-eventers kicked off competition at the Kansas Relays and Mt. SAC Relays/CA Invite Multi-Events.
In California, Jordan Stiens and Anne Martin completed the first day of competition in the heptathlon as Martin finished with 3,159 points to tie for seventh and Stiens had 2,961 points on the day for 16th. Teran Walford competed in the decathlon and finished his first day of competition with 3,737 points for sixth place.
Stiens started the day with a season-best time of 14.28 in the 100 hurdles. She went on to post a leap of 5-1 (1.55) in the high jump, tying her season-best mark. She then notched a throw of 34-9 (10.59) in the shot put and a season-best time of 26.24 in the 200 meters. Martin posted a personal-best time of 14.43 in the 100 hurdles, while notching a season-best jump of 5-5 ¾ (1.67) in the high jump. She followed that performance with a personal-best throw of 36-7 ½ (11.16) in the shot put and finished her day with a time of 25.77 in the 200 meters.
Walford kicked-off the competition in the decathlon with a personal-best time of 11.22 in the 100 meters. He then recorded a leap of 21-9 ½ (6.64) in the long jump and a throw of 39-11 ¼ (12.17) in the shot put. He went on to finish with a leap of 6-4 ¾ (1.95) in the high jump. He finished the day with a time of 49.87 in the 400 meters.
In Lawrence, Kan., Jourdan Doffeny and Maggie Malone were competing for the Huskers. Doffeny completed the first day of competition with 2,848 points and is currently in third, while Malone has 2,483 points for ninth.
Doffeny began with a time of 14.71 in the 100 hurdles, following that performance with a leap of 4-11 ¾ (1.52) in the high jump. She then posted a throw of 34-6 ¼ (10.52) in the shot put and finished day one with a time of 26.43 in the 200 meters. Malone started her day with a time of 16.62 in the 100 hurdles, moving on to post a mark of 4-8 ¼ (1.43) in the high jump and an event-best throw of 37-10 (11.53) in the shot put. Malone completed day one with a time of 27.52 in the 200 meters.
Competition at both sites will continue tomorrow as the heptathlon and decathlon will wrap-up.