Huskers Compete at Prairie Wolf Invite
LINCOLN, Neb. - A select number of Nebraska track and field athletes competed at the Prairie Wolf Invitational at the Woody Greeno Track on Thursday.
A host of Huskers placed in the top-eight in their respective events, while one athlete claimed an event title.
On the track, Ryan Flood, competing unattached, won the men's 1,500 meters in a time of 4:09.05.
Taylor Johnson was the runner-up in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races. She finished with a time of 12.44w in the 100 meters and followed up that performance with a time of 25.72w in the 200 meters. Alex Rosenberger (unattached) finished third in the 200 meters with a time of 25.77w.
Nebraska athletes went 4-5 in both sections of the 800 meters. In the women's section, Maggie Pollard placed fourth in a time of 2:24.71 and Ellie Koncki was fifth with a time of 2:25.92. Daniel Mattern and Ryan Kennedy both competed unattached in the men's 800 meters and finished fourth (1:57.32) and fifth (2:01.16), respectively.
Eric Karl II was fourth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:07.10.
In the field, Ryley Heier (unattached) had a pair of top-eight finishes. Heier finished third in the long jump with a leap of 17-10 3/4 (5.45m)w. She also placed fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 36-11 (11.25m)w.
Beth-el Algarin finished fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 156-2 (47.60m). Rosenberger had a sixth-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 87-1 (26.55m). Both Algarin and Rosenberger were competing unattached.
The Huskers will be in action at the Texas Tech Shootout on Friday. The meet will likely decide the Track & Field News Men's Dual Meet Champion and will play a role in the final Track & Field News Women's Dual Meet Rankings. Competition in Lubbock, Texas begins with field events at 11 a.m. and action on the track at 4:30 p.m.