NU Men Take Kansas Relays Title, Women Finish Second
Lawrence, Kan. - The Nebraska track and field team wrapped up action at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas, as the Husker men won the title with 209 points and the women took second with 181.
With the win, the T&F News Dual Meet No. 2 Husker men improved their nation-leading dual-meet win streak to 22 straight meets dating back to 2001.
The USTFCCCA No. 13 Kansas men took second with 201 points, while Kansas State finished with 131 and Harvard totaled 105. The Kansas women won the meet with 209 points, while T&F News Dual Meet No. 6 Kansas State was third with 164 points and Harvard rounded out the field with 104 points.
The Huskers won a total of seven event titles, as the Husker men won four and the women won three.
Luke Siedhoff won the men's 110m hurdles with a PR time of 13.87, while Antoine Lloyd finished second with a time of 14.01.
The men's 4x400 team of Sam Bransby, Elijah Lucy, Moujtaba Mohammed and Andy Neal won the final men's event of the day to seal the quad win, as the team posted a season-best time of 3:06.94.
NU women swept the top two spots in the horizontal jump events, as Shylia Riley won the long jump with a personal best of 20-3 (6.17m) on her last attempt, which came after she had set a new PR on her previous attempt. Angela Mercurio took first place in the triple jump with a best leap of 42-11 (13.08m). Raynesha Lewis was second in the long jump at 19-9 3/4 (6.04m), while Ieva Turke took second in the triple jump with a leap of 41-10 1/2 (12.76m).
Reka Czuth captured the women's high jump title with a bar of 5-8 (1.73m). Landon Bartel made it a sweep of the high jump events, as he took first with a clearance of 7-0 1/2 (2.15m), while Mike McCann was third with a bar of 6-8 3/4 (2.05m).
Chanel Freeman took second overall and was the top collegiate finisher with a season-best time of 13.66 in the 100m hurdles. Quashira McIntosh took second in the women's 200m with a season-best time of 24.29. Mohammed took second in the men's 800m with a season-best time of 1:50.34, while Ty Moss took third with a time of 1:51.96. Neal finished second overall and was the top college runner in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 51.04.
In the 3,000m steeplechase, Patrick Letz placed second with a personal-best 9:19.44, while Ryan Martins (9:21.89) and Ryan Bates (9:45.64) also set PRs as they placed third and fourth, respectively. In the women's 3,000m steeplechase, Elsa Forsberg took third with a PR time of 10:54.67.
Nebraska's 4x100m relay team of Mason Hericks, Lucy, Malcolm White and Lloyd took second with a time of 40.82. The women's 4x100m team of Lewis, Lakayla Harris, Kierra Griggs and Quashira McIntosh took third with a time of 47.36.
Erika Freyhof finished second in the 5,000m with a time of 17:10.92.
Toni Tupper finished second in the shot put with a mark of 50-4 1/2 (15.35m). Danie Plank took second in the javelin with a throw of 139-8 (42.57m), while Sarah Firestone was third with a throw of 139-2 (42.43m).
Nick Percy led the Huskers in the discus, finishing second among collegians at 181-7 (55.35m). Kaiwan Culmer finished second in the long jump with a wind-aided mark of 23-5 1/4 (7.14m), and took second in the triple jump with a leap of 51-10 1/2 (15.81m).
Lara Omerzu made it over 5-8 (1.73m) in the high jump to finish third. Alex Meyer was third in the women's discus with a best throw of 169-4 (51.62m) on her sixth and final attempt.
Bransby was third in the men's 400m with a time of 48.09, while Griggs took third in the women's race with a time of 55.86. Jessi Smith took over a second off her PR time in the 800m, as she placed third with a time of 2:13.73.
Hericks finished the 100m in a PR time of 10.68, which was good for fourth place. McIntosh was fourth in the women's 100m with a season-best time of 12.03, while Freeman ran a season-best 12.23 to take fifth. Michaela Peskova was fourth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.01. Mark Freyhof took fifth with a PR time of 14:41.54 in the men's 5,000m.
The Huskers will return to action next Friday at the Texas Tech Corky/Crofoot Shootout in Lubbock, Texas. Field events will begin at 11 a.m., while running events will start at 6 p.m.