Huskers Record Eight Event Titles at K.T. Woodman Classic
Breanna Bussel also took home her first event title of the outdoor season, finishing first in the pole vault. Bussel notched a personal-best vault of 13-7 1/4 (4.15). Maggie Maher tied for second in the event with a vault of 12-5 1/2 (3.80), also a personal best mark. Cami Jiskra also finished with a vault of 12-5 1/2 (3.80), as Lauren Welch came in fifth with a pole vault of 11-11 3/4 (3.65).
Nebraska went on to sweep the pole vault titles as Nate Polacek came in first on the men's side with a personal-best vault of 17-7 3/4 (5.38). Craig Driver finished fourth with a personal-best mark of 16-6 3/4 (5.05).
The Huskers swept the top three spots in the women's shot put as Annie Jackson won the event with a season-best throw of 51-00 (15.54). Veronica Grizzle finished second with a season-best throw of 50-02 3/4 (15.31) and Carlie Pinkelman took third with a mark of 48-8 1/4 (14.84).
Luke Pinkleman claimed the men's shot put title with a throw of 63-04 (19.30), setting a new personal-best mark and completing the sweep for the Huskers. He also finished second in the men's discus with a mark of 167-05 (51.03). Carter Wasem posted a second-place finish in the men's hammer throw, after finishing with a mark of 185-00 (56.39).
Morgan Wilken tabbed another victory in the discus as she finished first with a personal-best throw of 175-03 (53.42). Jackson came in sixth, finishing with a throw of 152-00 (46.33). Jade Siegel notched a second-place finish in the hammer throw with a mark of 184-09 (56.32) and Mary Morales was fourth with a personal-best throw of 172-02 (52.47).
Marusa Cernjul tabbed her first event title of the outdoor season, recording a leap of 5-8 (1.73) in the high jump. Jillanna Scanlan finished in sixth-place with a jump of 5-4 1/4 (1.63). Travis Englund finished fourth in the men's high jump with a leap of 6-6 3/4 (2.00), tying his season-best mark. Devandrew Johnson came in ninth after posting a mark of 6-2 3/4 (1.90).
Elle Ewere finished third in the women's long jump with a leap of 18-5 1/4 (5.62). She also came in fourth in the triple jump after recording a jump of 39-7 3/4 (12.08). Rachel Butler finished eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 37-11 1/4 (11.56).
Scott Jorgenson finished second in the men's long jump with a leap of 24-04 1/2 (7.43). Englund followed his with a third-place finish behind a jump of 24-00 3/4 (7.33). He went on to come in second in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 48-2 1/2 (14.69). Rashad Moxey finished fourth with a leap of 47-06 1/2 (14.49) and Corey Winston finished fifth behind a jump of 47-05 1/4 (14.46).
Mara Weekes posted a second-place finish in the 400 meters, recording a time of 57.60. Rachel Butler followed her lead with a sixth-place finish and a time of 1:00.15, while Ellen Dougherty posted a time of 1:00.60 for ninth and Jelena Andjelkovic tallied a time of 1:01.63 for 11th. Breunna McCarty finished in a tie for 10th in the women's 100 meters with a time of 12.24. Tim Thompson took eighth in the men's 200 meters, recording a time of 21.51. In addition, Ricco Hall posted a 10th-place finish in the 400 meters (49.08) and Tommy Brinn finished 12th (49.32).
Blaire Dinsdale took home the event title in the women's 800 meters, notching a time of 2:13.14. Erica Hamik finished third with a time of 2:16.81, while Brooke Dinsdale posted a time of 2:21.68. On the men's side, Connor Gibson finished fifth with a time of 1:56.53.
Ellie Grooters notched a second-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles, recording a time of 1:02.21.
The women's 4x400 meter relay team of Butler, Grooters, Monique Lewis and Weekes finished first as the team posted a time of 3:50.58. The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Dani Dapo, Sidney Madlock, Brinn and London Hawk finished fifth with a time of 3:27.49.
The Huskers return to action next weekend with the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan., and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.