Huskers Claim 10 Titles at Prairie Wolf Invite
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska track and field athletes claimed 10 event titles at the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf Invitational on Friday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track.
On the track, both Rachel Brush and Myles Fleming earned the 5,000-meter crowns in their respective races. Brush finished with a time of 17:46.07 in the women's race, while Fleming earned a time of 15:21.04 in the men's race.
Nebraska also won both of the 60-meter titles. On the women's side, the Huskers earned the top-two finishes. Deja Ingram won the event with a personal-best time of 7.66 and Whitney Bridges placed second with a time of 7.72. The Big Red men also claimed the event title and finished 1-2-3. Malcolm White, competing unattached, finished first with a time of 6.89. Noah Lukz was second with a personal-best time of 6.92 and Simon Wiedel finished third with a time of 7.10.
The Husker hurdlers had the 1-2 punch in both the men's and women's 60-meter hurdles. Makiyah Smallwood edged George Siliman in the men's race with times of 8.26 and 8.27, respectively. In the women's event, Raynesha Lewis won with a new personal-best time of 8.54. Skylar Hadley, competing unattached, finished second with a PR of 8.83.
Tony Nou earned a personal-best time of 21.64 in the 200 meters and placed second.
In the field events, a trio of Huskers claimed jump titles. Jared Seay won the men's long jump with a distance of 23-0 3/4 (7.03m). Johanna Ilves claimed the first title of her collegiate career with a jump of 18-2 1/2 (5.55m) in the long jump. Cale Wagner won the men's high jump with a leap of 6-3 1/4 (1.91m).
Nebraska finished 1-2 in the women's triple jump. Kiara Hobson claimed the title with a jump of 37-6 3/4 (11.45m), and Zionn Pearson was second with a distance of 36-9 (11.20m). Both were personal-best marks.
The Huskers will host the Mark Colligan Memorial on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. It is Pepsi Pack the House Day, with admission to the meet only $1 and Pepsi products also available for $1. The scored meet will include Nebraska, Oral Roberts, North Dakota State and Texas State.