Lakayla Harris posted a wind-aided PR of 11.35 in the 100m, the fourth-fastest time at NU all-time.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Win Four Event Titles in Windy Arkansas

By NU Athletic Communications

Fayetteville, Ark. - Nebraska won a total of four event titles, while 12 Huskers set or tied personal bests, including a pair of top-10 marks on a windy Friday at the John McDonnell Invitational at John McDonnell Track.

Lakayla Harris posted the fourth-fastest time all-time at Nebraska with a wind-aided time of 11.35 in the 100m, as she finished fourth. Jasmine Barge placed second in the 100m hurdles with another time that ranks among NU's best all-time, as she posted a wind-aided PR of 13.14, the fourth-fastest time in program history. Chanel Freeman took fourth with a time of 13.50.

Jessi Smith won the women's 800m with a time of 2:15.12, tying her personal best. Chelsey Jones placed second with a PR time of 2:16.39, while Kaitlynn Johnson placed fourth with a time of 2:20.15.

Landon Bartel won the high jump with a bar of 7-1 1/2 (2.17m) in his first outdoor competition of the season.

NU's women's 4x100m team took first with a time of 45.50, while the men's team finished second with a time of 41.71.

The Huskers swept the top four spots in the men's 3,000m steeplechase, as Peter Spinks led the way with a time of 9:22.32. Patrick Letz was second with a time of 9:24.40, while Alec Sery (9:38.98) and Ryan Martins (9:39.42) came in behind him.

Antoine Lloyd finished third overall and second among collegiate competitors in the 110m hurdles with a wind-aided time of 13.78. Luke Seidhoff placed fourth with a wind-aided PR of 13.92.

Kate Birchmier took third in the discus with a throw of 152-2 (46.38m).

Kaiwan Culmer placed fourth in the long jump with a wind-aided personal-best leap of 23-5 1/2 (7.15m). Ieva Turke took fourth in the women's long jump with a wind-aided PR of 20-1 3/4 (6.14m), while Raynesha Lewis was fifth with a jump of 20-1 1/2 (6.13m).

Quashira McIntosh placed sixth in the women's 200m with a wind-aided time of 23.81.

At the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, California, where some of Nebraska's throwers are competing this weekend, Alex Meyer placed ninth in the women's discus with a season-best throw of 176-1 (53.69m).

Action at the John McDonnell Invitational continues Saturday with field events beginning at 11 a.m., while the running events commence at 1 p.m. The Triton Invitational begins at 11:30 a.m. (CT) on Saturday.

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