Huskers Sweep Mark Colligan Memorial Team Titles
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska track and field team swept the team titles at the Mark Colligan Memorial, thanks in part to 13 event titles in front of a crowd of 1,079 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track on Saturday.
The Husker men won their seventh straight Mark Colligan Memorial title with 172 points, topping North Dakota State (134), Texas State (106) and Oral Roberts (53).
The NU women won the team title for the sixth time in the last seven years with 173.5 points, while North Dakota State (140), Texas State (122.5) and Oral Roberts (54) rounded out the team scoring.
Angela Mercurio was the champion for the third time this season in the triple jump with a winning mark of 43-3 1/4 (13.19m), a new PR that ranks eighth in school history. Her mark is No. 3 in the nation and leads the Big Ten this season.
Jasmine Barge tied her all-time best in the 60-meter hurdles with a winning time of 8.23. That time moved her to No. 1 in the Big Ten this season and No. 11 in the nation. She was also the runner-up in the 400 meters (PR 56.58).
Jessi Smith was the winner of the 600 meters with a personal-best time of 1:32.41, the No. 10 time in school history.
Andy Jacobs set a new season best with a clearance of 13-5 3/4 (4.11m) to win the women's pole vault. Tyler Loontjer was the winner of the men's pole vault with a new indoor PR of 17-4 1/4 (5.29m), while Garrison Hughes (16-2 1/2, 4.94m) and Drake Burton (15-8 1/2, 4.79m) took second and third, respectively.
It was a 1-2-3 finish for the Husker men in the high jump. Miles Griffith earned the title at 7-0 1/2 (2.15m), tying his PR. Jared Seay was second (6-9 3/4, 2.08m) and Michael Hoffer third at 6-9 3/4 (2.08m), a new PR. Candice Dominguez won her second high jump title in as many weeks with a clearance of 5-7 1/4 (1.71m) on her first attempt.
Luke Siedhoff won the men's 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 7.92. Vincent Ohlman was second with a PR of 7.96, and Makiyah Smallwood took third in 8.14. Isaiah Hutchinson took the 60 meters title with a time of 6.78, just .01 off his personal best.
Mason Hericks won the men's 200 meters with a time of 21.41, while Elijah Lucy was the runner-up in 21.47. Both times were personal bests.
Michaela Peskova was the winner in the 800m in 2:13.65. Chelsey Jones was third with a time of 2:17.02. George Kusche pulled away to win the gold medal in the 800 meters in 1:50.77, a personal best. Ty Moss was second in 1:52.42.
Judi Jones and Bailey Timmons were the runners-up in the mile races. Jones ran a PR of 4:58.12, while Timmons set a PR of 4:14.01. Kaitlynn Johnson took third in the women's mile in 5:01.46, also a personal best.
Jonathan Miller earned runner-up honors in the triple jump with a new indoor PR of 50-4 (15.34m). Ieva Turke was second in the women's triple jump at 42-0 1/2 (12.81m), also a PR.
Cale Wagner was second in the long jump with a leap of 23-4 (7.11m). Hoffer was third with a mark of 23-0 3/4 (7.03m).
Lakayla Harris was the runner-up in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 24.08, and Deja Ingram took third with a PR of 24.71. Ingram was also the runner-up in the 60 meters with a PR of 7.64. Elsa Forsberg was the 3,000 meters runner-up with a new personal-best time of 9:47.25. Givon Washington took third place in the 400 meters with a new PR of 48.49.
The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Tony Nou, Washington, Moss and Lucy closed out the meet with a victorious time of 3:13.77.
North Dakota State's Payton Otterdahl broke the Devaney Center record in the shot put, 71-0 (21.64m), the top mark in the nation this season. Grady Leonard was third with a throw of 60-1 1/4 (18.32m).
The Huskers will host the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational next Friday and Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. NU will welcome some of the nation's top programs, including Georgia, whose men won the 2018 NCAA Outdoor team title and women won the 2018 NCAA Indoor championship.