Nick Coghill won the shot put with a personal-best throw of 56-6 3/4 (17.24m).
Photo by Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications

White Tops Red at Intrasquad Meet

By NU Athletic Communications

LINCOLN, Neb.The Nebraska track and field team held its annual Intrasquad meet on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track. The meet is the first chance for Husker fans to get a look at the 2017 squad. 

The white team topped the red team with a final score of 142.5 to 133.5. 

Tierra Williams tied the meet record in the triple jump, winning the event with a mark of 42-6 1/4 (12.96m). Freshman Isaiah Griffith, from Detroit, Michigan, won both the long jump and triple jump with personal bests. Griffith jumped 24-2 1/4 (7.37m) in the long jump and 49-9 1/4 (15.17m) in the triple jump in his Husker debut. 

Antoine Lloyd earned a victory in the 60m hurdles race with a time of 7.81 for the white squad, just shy of the meet record. In field event action, Nick Coghill threw the shot put a personal-best 56-6 3/4 (17.24m) to win the event. 

A good mix of veterans and newcomers captured event titles at Saturday's meet. Click here for final results. The meet also offered the opportunity for young Husker fans to get out onto the same track that the Huskers run on, as they were able to run in both the Lil' Husker 100-meter and 60-meter dashes.

The Huskers will now continue to prepare for the start of the 2017 track and field season, which they are set to open at home on Friday, Jan. 13 with the two-day Holiday Inn Invitational. 


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