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Furlan Shines at Mt. SAC Relays
Jessica Furlan recorded a personal-best time of 9:58.52 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Thursday.
Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
04/18/2013
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The Mt. SAC Relays continued on Thursday in Walnut, Calif., as Jessica Furlan took to the track in dominant fashion.

Furlan was the top collegiate finisher and recorded a third-place finish in the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase invite elite division with a personal-best time of 9:58.52. Her time ranks third in the nation and first in the Big Ten entering this weekend. She already held the No. 2 spot on the all-time record list at Nebraska, but with her time on Thursday she moves closer to the Nebraska record of 9:39.35.

In the multi-event action, Anne Martin finished second in the heptathlon for the Huskers as she recorded a personal-best 5,321 points over two days of competition. She posted a jump of 18-5 (5.61) in the long jump to start the day and followed that performance with an event-best throw of 128-4 (39.11) in the javelin. Martin finished with a time of 2:23.26 in the 800 meters.

Jordan Stiens completed heptathlon action with a 13th-place finish and 4,849 points. She began her day with a leap of 17-7 (5.36) in the long jump, while recording a throw of 104-00 (31.70) in the javelin. Stiens posted a time of 2:27.93 in the 800 meters to close the final event of the two days of competition.

Teran Walford completed two-day decathlon action with a second-place finish and a personal-best total of 7,330 points. He started the day with a personal-best time of 14.67 in the 110 meter hurdles, before a discus throw of 130-7 (39.81). Walford then posted a personal-best pole vault of 15-1 (4.60), followed by a javelin throw of 153-4 (46.74). He completed the day with a time of 4:35.21 in the 1,500 meters.  

 In other events on the track, Jarren Heng finished with a time of 9:17.09 in the men’s 3,000 meter steeplechase Olympic development section.

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