Huskers Compete at European Athletics Championships
Bjorn Barrefors finished the first day of decathlon action in 14th place with 3, 976 points. He started the day with a personal-best time of 11.02 in the 100 meters. He then recorded a leap of 23-6 1/4 (7.17) in the long jump and a throw of 42-10 1/4 (13.06) in the shot put, before posting a mark of 6-5 1/2 (1.97) in the high jump. Barrefors closed the day with a season-best time of 49.90 in the 400 meters.
In addition, former Husker Ineta Radevica advanced to the finals of the women's long jump. She posted a jump of 21-1 1/2 (6.44) to move on to the finals which will take place tomorrow. Mara Griva also represented the Huskers in the long jump, finishing with a leap of 19-8 1/4 (6.00), but it would not be enough to advance to the event finals.
Carl Myerscough finished eighth in the first group of men's shot put competitors. He produced a throw of 63-4 (19.30) on his second attempt, but will not advance to the finals. He will also compete in the discus on Friday.
Future Husker Janis Leitis finished with a time of 45.92 in the 400 meters to advance to the semifinals on Thursday.