Huskers Win 19 Titles at Nebraska Invitational
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska track and field team finished up the regular season with the Nebraska Invitational on Saturday in front of 1,003 fans at Ed Weir Stadium. The Huskers won 19 of the 34 events heading into next week's Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
Senior Nick Percy captured the discus title in his last home meet as a Husker with a throw of 204-5 (62.32m) on his last attempt. The women's discus title went to Alex Meyer, who threw a season-best 179-7 (54.75m).
Landon Bartel won the high jump title in his last home meet. He cleared 7-0 1/4 (2.14m) on his first attempt to win, while fellow senior Mike McCann cleared the same height on his third attempt to finish third.
Shylia Riley won the women's long jump with a mark of 20-2 1/2 (6.16m), while Angela Mercurio claimed the women's triple jump crown with a leap of 42-7 1/2 (12.99m). Nick Coghill was the winner in the shot put with a throw of 58-11 1/4 (17.96m), and Toni Tupper made it a Husker sweep by setting a new season best of 53-10 1/2 (16.42m) to win the event.
Maddie Holland set a new outdoor personal best of 13-2 1/2 (4.03m) to win the pole vault title, and Tyler Loontjer was the top collegian in the men's pole vault with a bar of 16-1 3/4 (4.92m).
Brittni Wolczyk captured the women's javelin throw with a mark of 168-6 (51.35m). Edward Jeans won the men's hammer throw with a mark of 200-9 (61.19m).
Lakayla Harris highlighted the action on the track for the Huskers. Harris won the 200 meters with a wind-aided personal-best time of 23.15, which ranks sixth all-time at NU in any conditions. Sam Bransby was the men's winner in 21.55.
Quashira McIntosh won the 100 meters with a time of 11.74. Chanel Freeman took the title in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.96. Antoine Lloyd won the men's race in 13.73. Ashleigh Carr was the top finisher in the 400-meter hurdles after a personal-best time of 1:00.02. The Husker women claimed the top four spots in the 800 meters, led by champion Emma Bresser with her outdoor personal best of 2:14.67. Elsa Forsberg set a personal best of 4:30.50 to win the 1,500 meters.
In addition to his win in the 100-meter hurdles, Lloyd was runner-up in the 100 meters in 10.67, while Mason Hericks was third in 10.71. Judi Jones finished second in the 1,500 meters with a PR 4:40.06. Ty Moss was the collegiate runner-up in the 400 meters, finishing in 48.55. A number of Huskers set PRs in the men's 1,500 meters, led by Bailey Timmons' 3:59.08, which was the third-best time among collegians. Mikyah Smallwood set a collegiate-best of 14.56 to finish third in the 110-meter hurdles. Kierra Griggs finished second in the 200 meters with a wind-aided PR of 24.52, and Andy Neal took second in the men's race in 21.61, while Mark Jarecki was third in 21.89.
Michaela Peskova was second in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.73. Karson LeComte was third among collegians in the 800 meters at 1:57.81. Rachel Brush was the second-best collegiate finisher in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:40.07. Peter Spinks was the runner-up in the men's race in 8:45.20. In the women's 800 meters, Kaitlynn Johnson (2:16.37), Chelsey Jones (2:16.80) and Forsberg (2:18.64) went 2-3-4 behind Bresser.
The Husker men were just as dominant in the discus throw as the Huskers accounted for the top seven spots. Carlos Davis (178-8, 54.45m) and Khalil Davis (174-6, 53.18m) were second and third behind Percy. Ieva Turke finished second in the long jump at 19-7 (5.97m). Alice Akers was the No. 2 collegiate finisher in the hammer throw with a mark of 190-7 (58.10m). Chris Daniels took second in the men's competition at 192-7 (58.71m). Kevin Cahoy was the runner-up in the pole vault at 15-7 3/4 (4.77m). Danie Plank took second in the javelin at 138-8 (42.27m). Kiara Kearney placed third in the high jump at 5-1 (1.55m), and Eric Garner took bronze in the javelin at 195-11 (59.73m).
The Huskers will compete at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Indiana next Friday through Sunday.