Huskers Finish Regular Season at Nebraska Tune-Up
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska track and field team finished its indoor home schedule and regular season with the Nebraska Tune-Up on Friday in front of 1,098 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track. The Huskers won 14 event titles in their final meet before the Big Ten Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio on Feb. 24-25.
The Husker pole vaulters highlighted the early part of the meet. Andy Jacobs continued her strong freshman season with a personal best in the event. Jacobs cleared 13-8 1/2 (4.18m) to win the event, and she is now tied for seventh in NU indoor history. She extended her Big Ten lead in the pole vault and now ranks 19th nationally. Jacobs has improved her pole vault mark in all six meets this season.
Tyler Loontjer cleared a personal-best height of 17-3 3/4 (5.28m) in the pole vault on his first attempt to win the event. His mark moved him to fourth in the Big Ten heading into next week's conference championships.
Reka Czuth was the top collegian in the high jump with a season-best clearance of 6-0 (1.83m), which puts her at No. 3 in the Big Ten this season. She also won the women's long jump title in her first time competing in the event this season. Czuth jumped 19-8 (5.99m), while Jazmin McCoy was second at 19-4 3/4 (5.91m) and Hailey Luken was third with a personal-best 18-3 (5.56m).
Isaiah Griffith returned from an injury to win the men's long jump with a personal-best mark of 23-11 1/2 (7.30m). It was Griffith's first competition since the opening meet of the season, and it was his first collegiate long jump. Elijah Lucy was second at 23-11 (7.29m).
Nick Percy claimed the weight throw title with a throw of 64-5 3/4 (19.65m). Chris Daniels set a new personal best of 62-5 1/4 (19.03m) to place second. Toni Tupper won the women's shot put with a throw of 52-7 1/2 (16.04m).
Nick Coghill placed second in the men's shot put with a big personal best, 57-4 1/4 (17.48m). Mike McCann took second in the high jump at 6-8 (2.03m).
On the track, Jasmine Barge won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.43, while Kristen Dowell was third in 8.65. Antoine Lloyd won the men's 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.99. Andy Neal (8.10) and Luke Siedhoff (PR 8.19) were second and third. Davon Clark won the 60 meters in 6.89, just edging Malcolm White, who also ran 6.89.
Sam Bransby claimed the title in the men's 400 meters with a personal-best time of 47.22, which puts him at No. 6 in the Big Ten. Jake Nelson was right behind him, also with a personal-best time of 47.69. The Huskers took the top three spots in the men's 600 meters, led by Ty Moss's winning time of 1:19.55. Edgar Propst was second at 1:19.63 and Cam Holmes finished in 1:20.47.
Quashira McIntosh took the 200-meters title in 24.17 and was second in the 60 meters (7.65). Patrick Letz won the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:35.33, and Peter Spinks was third with a personal-best time of 8:41.76.
Malcolm White was second in the men's 200 meters in 21.75, while Mason Hericks was third with a PR of 22.03. Dowell was second in the 400 meters in her first time running the race. She finished in 55.57. Haley Harsin finished third in the 800 meters (2:17.85).
The Huskers will head to Geneva, Ohio next week for the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 24-25. Big Ten Network will provide live streams of both days of competition to those who subscribe to BTN Plus through BTN2GO.com. A BTN Plus subscription is available online for $9.95 for one month of access. Additionally, a TV broadcast will air on BTN tape delayed on Monday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. (CT).