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Huskers Finish Competition at Three Meets
Virginia Hill won the 400-meter hurdles at the Tom Botts Invitational.
Photo Courtesy Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
04/15/2017
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The Nebraska track and field team was spread out across the country this weekend, but the Huskers wrapped up a successful weekend at all three sites.

The Husker men won the Tom Botts Invitational team title with 157 points, while the women took second place with 125 points. Host Missouri edged the Husker women with 152 points. Huskers combined for 11 event titles in Columbia, Missouri. 

The long and triple jumpers competed at the KT Woodman Classic in Wichita, Kansas, and the Huskers won three of the four horizontal jumps. 

On Saturday at the Tom Botts Invitational, Nick Percy won the discus with a season-best throw of 201-0 (61.27m). That moves him to No. 3 in the nation. 

Andy Jacobs won the women's pole vault with a mark of 13-5 (4.09m) that puts her at No. 9 in NU history. Landon Bartel was the top collegian in the high jump, clearing 7-0 1/4 (2.14m) in his return to his home state. 

Reka Czuth won the high jump, clearing a season-best 5-11 1/4 (1.81m). Petra Luteran also cleared that height but on more attempts. Jed Fenske captured the men's pole vault title with a season-best 16-1 1/4 (4.91m) clearance.

On the track, Jasmine Barge ran a wind-aided 100-meter hurdles PR to win the event with her time of 13.26, the sixth-fastest time ever at Nebraska. Luke Siedhoff won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.43.

Ty Moss was the 800-meters champion with a PR of 1:52.77. Virginia Hill won the women's 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.97. A number of Huskers ran wind-aided personal-best times on Saturday.

At the KT Woodman Classic hosted by Wichita State, Angela Mercurio won the triple jump with a wind-aided mark of 41-6 (12.65m). Raynesha Lewis won the long jump at 19-9 (6.02m). 

For the men, Isaiah Griffith was the long jump champion with a personal-best mark of 24-9 (7.54m). Jace Anderson set a wind-aided triple jump PR of 49-7 (15.11m) to finish third.

The Huskers will compete at the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma next Friday and Saturday. 

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