Lakayla Harris finished 10th overall and fourth among collegiate competitors in the 100m at the Florida Relays.
Photo by Nate Olsen/Nebraska Communications

Percy, Harris Shine on First Day of Weekend Medley

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska track and field athletes split up across the country to compete at four different meets, as Husker action at the Texas Relays, Florida Relays, San Francisco State Distance Carnival and Iowa Western Spring Classic began Friday.

Nick Percy was the top collegiate finisher and third overall in the discus with a top throw of 193-3 (58.91m). Percy still holds the top throw in the nation with a throw of 205-1 (62.50m), set last weekend at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational

At the Florida Relays, Lakayla Harris finished 10th overall, and fourth among collegiate competitors with a time of 11.75 in the 100m. Quashira McIntosh placed 45th with a time of 12.26.

Chanel Freeman posted a time of 14.25 in the 100m hurdles, finishing 43rd, while Raynesha Lewis finished 61st with a time of 14.73.

NU's women's 4x400 relay team of Kierra Griggs, Jasmine Barge, Michaela Peskova and Ashleigh Carr was fifth in the preliminary round and advanced to Saturday's finals with a time of 3:40.36.

At the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, Mark Freyhof posted the 10th-fastest 10,000m time in program history with a time of 30:35.59, as he placed 33rd. Austin Post clocked a time of 30:54.05 in 10,000m to come in 36th.

“(Mark's race) was the first 10k this season for Nebraska, and it was a big PR over his race last year as a redshirt, nearly 50 seconds," said Nebraska Distance Coach David Harris. "Mark’s development as a distance runner is amazing from high school. His hard work is paying off."

In the women's 3,000m steeplechase, a pair of Huskers in the all-time top-10 improved on their personal bests, as Judi Jones placed 12th with a time of 10:48.49 to move into ninth all-time in program history, while Elsa Forsberg was 18th with a time of 10:56.18, as her time ranks 10th all-time at NU.

Peter Spinks finished 15th in the men's 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:05.52.

In the women's 10,000m, Erika Freyhof posted a time of 36:37.73 to place 16th in her first 10,000m competition.

“Erika did well running her first 10k. She learned how demanding 25 laps on the track is and will definitely develop into a top track runner for us."

Action continues Saturday with Huskers competing at the Iowa Western Spring Classic, Texas Relays and Florida Relays. Zach Podraza, Shauna Tweedy and and Madi Scholl will continue action in their multi-event competitions at Iowa Western, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CT). Alex Meyer will compete in the discus throw at the Texas Relays, beginning at 1:30 p.m., while NU's women's 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relay teams will compete at the Florida Relays, beginning at 1:40 p.m.

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