Huskers Take Nine Titles at Herm Wilson Invite
The Nebraska track and field team captured nine individual titles and a plethora of other top-three finishes at the Herm Wilson Invitational at Cessna Stadium in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday.
Sophomore thrower Burger Lambrechts collected two event titles on the day. Lambrechts won the shot put with a toss of 60-11 1/2 (18.58m), and he later added the discus title with a winning throw of 173-9 (52.97m).
Kristina Insingo won the women's' shot put with a personal-best throw of 50-2 1/2 (15.30m). Tyler Loontjer was the pole vault champion after clearing 16-10 (5.13m).
Zionn Pearson took first place in the long jump with a mark of 19-6 (5.94m). Madi Scholl earned first place in the high jump with a clearance of 5-4 1/4 (1.63m).
On the track, Chanel Freeman won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.79, and Vincent Ohlman claimed victory in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.39.
Tony Nou was the winner in the 400 meters with a time of 47.98, and Cody Mroczek was second at 48.59.
The NU women got a 2-3-4 finish in the 400 meters with Quashira McIntosh (59.97) and Deja Ingram (1:00.70) leading the way. Taylor Johnson took second in the 100 meters in 12.35, and Mason Hericks was third for the men in 10.47, a personal best. Darius Gaw placed third in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.90, and the women's 4x100-meter relay took second in 47.39. Elsa Forsberg (PR 2:17.12) and Daniels Bambals (1:54.41) both finished third in the 800 meters.
Alex Meyer was the runner-up in the women's discus with a throw of 170-0 (51.82m), and Nick Coghill was third in the men's discus at 167-5 (51.02m). Kiara Hobson took third in the triple jump with a mark of 39-3 (11.96m). Eric Garner was second in the javelin with a mark of 208-8 (63.60m), and Zach Podraza was third at 199-10 (60.90m). Andy Jacobs took second in the women's pole vault with a height of 12-4 3/4 (3.78m), and Nicole Baker cleared 11-10 3/4 (3.63m) to finish third. Grady Leonard joined Lambrechts in the top three of the shot put with a throw of 55-8 1/2 (16.98m).
The Huskers are split up at four different meets next week: Texas Relays, Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational and San Francisco State Distance Carnival.