Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska track and field team hosted its first outdoor meet of the 2013 season on Saturday at Ed Weir Stadium. The Huskers dominated the field on the day, winning 20 individual event titles.
Annie Jackson won the women’s shot put with a season-best throw of 53-1 (16.18), while Carlie Pinkelman finished second with a throw of 48-11 ¾ (14.93). Taylor Shapland took second in the men’s shot put as he notched a throw of 51-7 ¾ (15.74).
In the discus, Chad Wright earned the event win with a season-best throw of 199-6 (60.82). His throw maintains his first-place standing in the conference and moved him to third in the nation. Morgan Wilken finished first in the women’s discus with a season-best throw of 177-0 (53.95). With that mark she maintains her third-place standing in the conference. Jackson finished third in the event with a personal-best throw of 158-8 (48.36).
Maggie Malone earned the women’s javelin title with a throw of 157-5 (47.99). Her mark ranks third in the Big Ten and 20th nationally. Mara Griva finished second with a throw of 136-1 (41.49). Landon Nelson finished second on the men’s side, recording a season-best throw of 177-6 (54.11), as Sam Shaw posted a throw of 170-1 (51.84) for third.
Veronica Grizzle finished third in the women’s hammer throw, posting a mark of 180-9 (55.09), while Tristen Sharp finished with a personal-best throw of 172-6 (52.57). Cole Ingram came in second in the men’s hammer throw as he posted a mark of 181-9 (55.39), while Jake Griess finished fourth with a season-best throw of 173-7 (52.92).
Kara Mostoller tallied a win in the women’s long jump, recording a leap of 18-5 ¼ (5.62). Janis Leitis completed the sweep of the event for the Huskers as he took top honors on the men’s side with a jump of 24-11 (7.59). Seth Wiedel came in third with a jump of 24-0 ¼ (7.32).
Devandrew Johnson finished first in the men’s triple jump, recording a personal-best leap of 49-10 (15.19) to rank fifth in the Big Ten Conference. Wiedel finished second with a jump of 47-2 ½ (14.39), while Travis Englund was third with a personal-best jump of 46-10 ¾ (14.29).
Englund then collected the men’s high jump title with a mark of 6-7 (2.01). Lucas Kasson finished second, also posting a mark of 6-7 (2.01). In the women’s high jump, Marusa Cernjul was the top collegiate finisher, posting a season-best leap of 5-9 ¼ (1.76) for second. Anne Martin finished third with a jump of 5-5 (1.65), while Jillanna Scanlan was fourth with a jump of 5-5 (1.65).
Craig Driver won the men’s pole vault, posting a personal-best mark of 17-0 (5.18), which maintains his sixth-place standing in the conference. Christian Sanderfer finished second with a vault of 16-5 ½ (5.02). Paula Andrie won the women’s pole vault, finishing with a mark of 12-2 ½ (3.72), as Tess Merrill came in second with a vault of 11-8 ½ (3.57).
Mara Weekes tallied a win in the women’s 100 meters, recording a season-best time of 11.86, while Breunna McCarty finished third with a season-best time of 12.22. Dexter McKenzie finished third in the men’s 100 meters, posting a time of 10.63, while Ricco Hall was fourth with a time of 10.66.
Weekes also won the women’s 200 meters, finishing with a time of 24.11 to rank fifth in the conference, while Kari Heck finished third with a personal-best time of 24.63. Hall won the event on the men’s side, finishing with a personal-best time of 20.71, which ranks second in the Big Ten and sixth in the nation. Dexter McKenzie followed his lead with a time of 20.87, while Janis Leitis was third with a personal-best time of 21.10. McKenzie and Leitis now rank second and third in the event in the Big Ten.
Levi Gipson took the men’s 400 meters crown, finishing with a personal-best time of 46.64, while Cody Rush was second with a personal-best time of 46.84. Shawnice Williams finished fourth in the women’s 400 meters with a time of 56.39.
In the 800 meters, Alney Tobias won the event on the men’s side with a personal-best time of 1:53.15, as Nolan Border finished second with a personal-best time of 1:53.59. On the women’s side, Anna Minnick posted a personal-best time of 2:17.66.
Jarren Heng came in second in the men’s 1,500 meters with a time of 3:57.83, while Sarah Plambeck recorded a time of 4:41.96 on the women’s side to come in fifth. Trevor Vidlak finished first in the men’s 3,000 meters, posting a time of 8:25.11.
Sean Pille won the men’s 110m hurdles, posting a season-best-tying time of 14.66, as Tibor Koroknai posted a fourth-place finish with a time of 14.91. Jourdan Doffeny finished second for the women as she notched a time of 14.53.
In the men’s 400m hurdles, Miles Ukaoma took home the event title with a top finish and time of 50.56, maintaining his second-place standing in the conference. Mark Hilderbrand finished third with a personal-best time of 53.37. Ellie Grooters notched a season-best time of 1:00.96 in the women’s 400m hurdles, finishing second in the event to rank 10th in the Big Ten in the event.
The men’s 4x100 meter relay team of Tim Thompson, Janis Leitis, Ricco Hall and Dexter McKenzie won the event with a season-best time of 40.31, which ranks third in the Big Ten. The women’s team of Kari Heck, Mila Andric, Lexie Oak, Kara Mostoller finished second with a time of 47.68. The men’s 4x400 meter relay team finished first with a time of 3:16.60. The women finished second with a time of 3:48.96.