Three Huskers Compete at World Junior Championships
Two current Huskers and one future Husker recently competed at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Nebraska freshman Jazmin McCoy produced the best finish of the group, as the Kansas City, Mo., native took sixth place out of 12 competitors in the women’s long jump with a leap of 19-10 ¼. An All-American in the long jump for the Huskers during the 2014 season, McCoy posted the sixth-place mark on her first attempt of the competition.
Fellow freshman Kadecia Baird ran the 400 meters for her home country of Guyana, but was disqualified for stepping out of her lane. A product of Medgar Evers College Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y., Baird took second place in the 400 meters at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships.
Incoming freshman jumper Landon Bartel was one of 26 competitors in the men’s high jump. The Southern Boone, Mo., native finished 19th with a leap of 6-8 ¾. Bartel owns a personal-best leap of 7-1 and won both the long jump and high jump state titles in Missouri in 2014.