Akinmoladun Captures Win at Iowa State Classic
Akinmoladun posted a time of 7.95 to win the event. He has finished first or second in the 60-meter hurdles in every race this season. Also in the event, Sean Pille came in fourth with a time of 8.11, while Tibor Koroknai was fifth with a time of 8.15. On the women’s side, Melissa-Maree Farrington finished fifth with a time of 8.59.
Veronica Grizzle continued to lead the Husker throwers on the weekend as she tallied a second-place finish in the women’s shot put. She notched a season-best throw of 50-0 ¾ (15.26) that cements her spot at sixth in the conference. Carlie Pinkelman came in eighth with a throw of 47-7 ¼ (14.51).
Davon Clark took to the runway in the men’s triple jump and posted a leap of 46-4 ¾ (14.14) for fifth. Anna Weigandt finished sixth in the women’s triple jump. She tallied a leap of 39-1 ¾ (11.93). In the pole vault, Melanie Blum finished with a personal-best mark of 11-7 (3.53).
Ellen Dougherty recorded a personal-best time in the 800 meters as she crossed the finish line in 2:10.29. That time puts her at 15th in the Big Ten Conference. Jodi-Rae Blackwood finished with a time of 49.14 in the men’s 400 meters.
The women’s 4x400-meter relay team of Morgan Woitzel, Ellie Grooters, Ellen Dougherty and Mila Andric came in sixth overall with a time of 3:44.08 to close out the weekend of competition at Iowa State.