Huskers Capture 15 Titles at Corky/Crofoot Shootout
Lubbock, Texas - Nebraska won a total of 15 event titles and both its men's and women's teams placed second overall at the Texas Tech Corky/Crofoot Shootout on Friday night at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex.
The Husker men finished second in the quad meet with 206.5 points, while the women took second with a total of 200 points. Texas Tech's USTFCCCA second-ranked men (213.5 points) and No. 17 women (218) won both competitions. Wichita State's men took third with 122 points and the Kansas State men took fourth with 98 points, while the USTFCCCA No. 13 KSU women placed third with 119 points and the WSU women rounded out the field with 112 points.
The Huskers took the top three spots in the women's javelin, as Brittni Wolczyk won the event title with a throw of 166-6 (59.75m). Chase Wolinski took runner-up honors with a throw of 156-3 (47.64m), while Danie Plank took third with a season-best throw of 150-2 (45.78m). NU swept the javelin titles, as Cody Walton won the men's competition with a season-best 226-5 (69.03m), while Zach Podraza finished third with a PR of 205-0 (62.48m) on his last attempt.
Nick Percy won the discus with a throw of 188-4 (57.40m), his second discus title of the outdoor season. Khalil Davis took second with a throw of 181-2 (55.22m) in his first competition of the outdoor season, while his twin brother and fellow Husker defensive lineman Carlos Davis took fourth with a throw of 179-1 (53.67m). Percy captured his second event title of the day with a first-place finish in the hammer throw with a mark of 219-3 (66.84m). Freshman Edward Jeans took third in the hammer throw with a PR of 204-10 (62.45m), which moves him into seventh all-time in program history. Chris Daniels also joined the top-10 in the hammer throw, as he took fourth with a throw of 200-6 (61.11m), ninth all-time at NU.
Shylia Riley took first in the long jump, as she set a PR for the second-consecutive week with a jump of 20-10 (6.35m) which ranks 10th all-time at NU. Ieva Turke took third with a wind-aided PR of 20-5 1/4 (6.23m). Maddie Holland won the pole vault title with a PR of 13-2 1/4 (4.02m). Toni Tupper won the shot put with a season-best throw of 53-9 (16.38m).
Kaiwan Culmer won the triple-jump with a PR of 53-1 3/4 (16.20m), which ties for fourth all-time at Nebraska. Jace Anderson placed third with a PR of 50-0 3/4 (15.26m).
On the track, Judi Jones won the 3,000m steeplechase with a PR of nearly eight seconds, as she finished in 10:40.72 and moved to eighth all-time at Nebraska. Elsa Forsberg finished second with a time of 11:08.95. Peter Spinks made it a sweep of the 3,000m steeplechase events, as he won the men's event in 9:14.56, while Patrick Letz took second with a time of 9:27.26.
In the men's 110m hurdles, Antoine Lloyd won the event with a season-best 13.65, while Luke Siedhoff placed second with a time of 13.82. Dario Robinson was fourth at 14.39, and Makiyah Smallwood placed fifth with a season-best 14.56, as the Huskers took four of the top five spots.
Sam Bransby won the men's 400m with a season-best 46.95. Erika Freyhof won the 5,000m with a time of 17:33.26.
Husker runners took three of the top four spots in the women's 800m, and each posted a PR, as Jessi Smith won the race with a time of 2:11.25. Kaitlynn Johnson took third with a PR time of 2:13.06, while Chelsey Jones was fourth in a PR time of 2:13.88.
NU's men's 4x400m relay team of Andy Neal, Bransby, Moujtaba Mohammed and Ty Moss won the event with a time of 3:10.81.
Burger Lambrechts Jr. entered the NU all-time top-10 in the shot put, as he took second in the event with a PR of 62-5 (19.02m), good for ninth all-time at NU. Nick Coghill took third with a throw of 56-2 3/4 (17.14m). Landon Bartel tied for second in the high jump with a clearance of 6-11 (2.11m).
Angela Mercurio took second in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 43-3 3/4 (13.20m). Ieva Turke placed fourth at 42-3 1/2 (12.89m).
In the running events, Kierra Griggs placed second in the 400m with a season-best time of 53.83. NU's 4x400m team of Griggs, Michaela Peskova, Ashleigh Carr and Chelsey Jones placed second with a time of 3:40.03.
Alex Meyer took third in the women's discus with a best throw of 169-8 (51.73m). Alice Akers placed third in the hammer throw with a PR of 193-0 (58.82m). Tyler Loontjer took third in the men's pole vault with a clearance of 17-3 (5.26m).
Freyhof placed third in her first collegiate 1,500m run with a time of 4:46.02. Her brother, Mark Freyhof, took third in the 5,000m with a time of 15:10.98.
A day after taking the top two spots in the unseeded 800m at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, Mohammed and Moss traveled to Lubbock Friday morning and improved on their times, as Mohammed took third with a season-best 1:49.93, and Moss took fourth with a personal-best 1:50.18. Neal was third in the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 51.24.
Quashira McIntosh took fourth in the women's 100m with a PR time of 11.56, which is tied for 10th all-time at Nebraska.
The second-place finish by the Husker men snapped a nation-leading dual-meet win streak of 22 meets dating back to 2001.
The Huskers will return to action next Saturday, as NU hosts the Nebraska Invitational at Ed Weir Stadium in Lincoln. Field events begin at 11 a.m., while running events get started at 3 p.m. NU's seniors will be recognized following Saturday's meet.