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With the NCAA Indoor Championships just one week away, a small contingent of the Nebraska track and field team traveled to Ames, Iowa, on Saturday for the Iowa State Qualifier. The Huskers were trying to improve their marks on the NCAA list to better their chances of qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Anna Weigandt won the women's triple jump, posting a leap of 41-3 ¼ (12.58) to take the event title for the Huskers. Annie Jackson finished second in the women's shot put, posting a throw of 52-10 ¾ (16.12), while Chad Wright finished third in the men's shot put as he notched a mark of 60-5 (18.41).
Oladapo Akinmoladun won the men's 60 meter hurdles with a time of 7.81. He recorded the top time in the preliminary, with a personal-best mark of 7.74. That time moves him to 10th in the nation in the event and is third all-time at Nebraska.
London Hawk finished third in the men's 800 meters, finishing with a personal-best time of 1:51.19. Levi Gipson took eighth with a time of 1:53.68, while Alney Tobias was ninth with a time of 1:54.07.
Meanwhile, competition continued at Notre Dame at the Alex Wilson Invitational. Jessica Furlan finished fifth in the women's mile as she recorded a personal-best time of 4:38.63. Her mark is second on NU's all-time list and is 26th in the nation.
Shawnice Williams finished with a personal-best time of 2:09.31 in the women's 800 meters. On the men's side, Tommy Brinn recorded a time of 1:50.37, while Cody Rush posted a time of 1:57.14.
The Huskers will now wait until the NCAA announces the qualifiers for the national meet. The 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Ark., on March 8-9.