Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska track and field team closed the regular season with the Nebraska Invitational on Saturday at Ed Weir Stadium. The Huskers were led by Will Lohman on the day as he broke the Nebraska school record in the hammer throw, winning the event with a mark of 207-10 (63.35).
Nebraska came away with 16 event wins on the day. The Huskers will now turn their attention to the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships next weekend in West Lafayette, Ind.
Lohman provided the early highlights for the Huskers as he broke the school record in the hammer throw with a personal-best mark of 207-10 (63.35). The mark ranks him at sixth in the conference. Lohman earned the first victory of the day for the Huskers with a win in the men’s shot put. He posted a throw of 59-7 (18.16) to take top honors, while Chad Wright was second with a throw of 58-10 ¾ (17.95). Wright then earned the event title in the men’s discus with a throw of 194-11 (59.41).
In the women’s hammer throw, Carlie Pinkelman finished with the top throw of 176-2 (53.71), while Mary Lloyd tallied a second-place finish with a throw of 172-6 (52.58). Pinkelman went on to claim the shot put crown as well, posting a mark of 50-5 ½ (15.38). Maggie Malone captured the win in the women’s javelin with a throw of 152-2 (46.39), while Sam Shaw finished second on the men’s side with a personal-best throw of 185-7 (56.56).
In the men’s pole vault, Christian Sanderfer took top honors with a vault of 16-11 ½ (5.17). Beau Simmons finished second with a vault o 16-5 ½ (5.02). On the women’s side Paula Andrie cleared 13-2 ¼ (4.02) to tally a second-place finish.
Devandrew Johnson earned the men’s triple jump title with a leap of 48-11 ¾ (14.93), while Corey Winston finished second with a jump of 47-4 ¼ (14.43). Mollie Gribbin came in second in the women’s long jump, posting a leap of 19-11 (6.07). On the men’s side, Justin English finished second with a jump of 22-5 (6.83). In the women’s high jump, Marusa Cernjul came in second with a leap of 5-7 ¼ (1.71), however Gus Gehlen won the event on the men’s side with a personal-best clearance of 6-11 ¾ (2.13).
Sean Pille came through with a personal-best time of 13.96 in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, earning the event win and moving to fifth in the Big Ten Conference. Miles Ukaoma came in second with a season-best time of 13.97 to put him at sixth in the Conference. Pille was the top collegiate finisher in the men’s 400-meter hurdles as he came in second with a personal-best time of 51.15, good for eighth in the Big Ten. Mila Andric won the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.16.
Kadecia Baird finished first in the women’s 400 meters, posting a time of 54.39, as Ellie Grooters was second with a time of 55.25. Drew Wiseman completed the sweep of the 400 meters with a time of 47.89 for first. Jodi-Rae Blackwood finished second with a time of 48.04.
Mara Weekes took first in the women’s 100 meters with a season-best time of 11.87. Brena Andrews followed her lead with a season-best time of 11.91 for second. In the men’s 100 meters, Tim Thompson came in second with a season-best time of 10.53. Andrews captured the title in the 200 meters with a personal-best time of 23.88. Anna Peer took the women's 3,000 meters with a time of 10:09.85, while Matt Bloch took the men’s title with a time of 9:13.12.