The Nebraska track and field team kicked off the 2014 Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday as a select group of Huskers took to the track for the distance carnival.
Ellen Dougherty started the day with a sixth-place finish in the women’s 800 meters unseeded section, coming in with a time of 2:14.10. In the men’s 4x1,600-meter relay, Connor Gibson, Trevor Vidlak, Matt Gilbert and Jacob Olson finished fifth with a time of 16:36.80. Closing the day was Isabel Andrade in the women’s 10,000 meters open section. She finished with a personal-best time of 37:07.48, bettering her previous best by 40 seconds.
The 2014 Drake Relays will resume again tomorrow at 8 a.m., at Drake Stadium.