Husker Track and Field Dominates Quad at Home
Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska track and field team produced another solid weekend of competition on Saturday as the Huskers claimed 27 event wins at the Nebraska Quad at Ed Weir Stadium.
Leading the way for the Huskers were Will Lohman and Ricco Hall as both took home two titles on the day. Lohman won the men's shot put and men's hammer throw, while Ricco Hall claimed victories in the men's 200 and 400 meters.
Lohman tallied the Huskers' first win on Saturday with a first-place finish in the men's shot put and a personal-best throw of 61-0 ¼ (18.60). His throw cements his place at fourth in the conference. He then posted another victory with a first-place finish in the hammer throw, notching a mark of 190-10 (58.17).
Ricco Hall finished with a personal-best time of 46.61 in the 400 meters. His mark leads the Big Ten this season. He then used another impressive performance in the men's 200 meters to win the event, posting a personal-best time of 20.70. That time also ranks first in the Big Ten and puts him at fifth all-time at Nebraska.
The Huskers swept the top three spots in both the women's hammer throw and the women's shot put. Carlie Pinkelman won the shot put with a season-best throw of 51-9 ¾ (15.79), while Veronica Grizzle and Annie Jackson tied for second with a mark of 50-6 (15.39). Grizzle won the hammer throw with a toss of 181-4 (55.27), as Pinkelman finished second with a mark of 180-8 (55.07) and Tristen Sharp was third with a throw of 176-6 (53.81). Sam Shaw posted a first-place finish in the javelin, notching a personal-best throw of 178-0 (54.25). Jake Pinion finished second in the shot put with a throw of 47-10 (14.58), while Josh Jochim was third with a throw of 47-5 ¼ (14.46).
Christian Hodson earned a win in the men's discus as he tallied a mark of 166-2 (50.66). Payton Davidson threw 159-8 (48.68) for second. Annie Jackson completed the Husker sweep with a season-best throw of 148-3 (45.20) to finish first in the women's discus.
Tierra Williams won the women's long jump with a personal-best leap of 20-7 (6.27), while Jazmin McCoy finished third with a season-best leap of 19-5 ½ (5.93). Seth Wiedel completed the Husker sweep of the long jump titles with a victory of his own following a jump of 23-8 (7.21). Anna Weigandt was the top collegiate finisher in the women's triple jump. She posted a season-best wind-aided leap of 41-1 ¾ (12.54) and Danielle Jones finished third with a jump of 38-4 ¼ (11.69).
Marusa Cernjul defeated the high jump field with her first-place finish. She tallied a season-best leap of 5-8 (1.73) to take the top honors and lead the Huskers to a sweep of the top three spots. Anne Martin finished second with a jump of 5-7 (1.70), while Jillanna Scanlan came in third with the same mark, both marking season bests. Travis Englund posted the top finish for the men, claiming the event title with a season-best mark of 6-11 (2.11). Gus Gehlen finished second with a leap of 6-7 (2.01).
The Huskers saw three men clear 16-10 (5,13) in the pole vault en route to a one-two-three finish. Beau Simmons finished first, while Steven Cahoy was second and Craig Driver came in third. Paula Andrie finished first in the women's pole vault with a mark of 13-2 ¼ (4.02). Maggie Maher came in second, clearing a season-best of 12-2 ½ (3.72).
Kristi Oslund started the day on the track by winning the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 11:19.16 On the men's side, Matt Gilbert crossed the finish line first in the 1,500 meters as he posted a personal-best time of 3:55.61. Isabel Andrade came in as the top collegiate finisher in the women's 3,000 meters with a personal-best time of 10:25.33, and Jarren Heng helped the Huskers to the sweep in the 3,000 meters with a personal-best time of 8:36.02.
A pair of season-best performances were the highlights for the women in the 100-meter hurdles as Melissa-Maree Farrington crossed the finish line first with a time of 13.90 and Mila Andric came in second with a time of 14.00. Sean Pille led the Huskers on the men's side with a first-place finish and a personal-best time of 14.08, which ties him for fourth in the conference. Miles Ukaoma came in second with a time of 14.31. Tibor Koroknai finished first in the men's 400-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 50.67. He currently ranks second in the Big Ten.
The Huskers posted the top four times in the men's 400 meters, as Hall finished first, Cody Rush finished second with a time of 46.77, while Levi Gipson was third with a time of 46.86 and Drew Wiseman finished fourth with a time of 47.33. Kadecia Baird finished second for the women with a time of 56.25. In the 200 meters, Gipson finished second with a time of 21.37, while McKenzie was third with a time of 21.37 and Zach Birkel finished fourth with a time of 21.64.
Breunna McCarty guided the Huskers with a one-two finish in the 100 meters. She finished with the top time of 11.74, marking a personal-best wind-aided mark. Brena Andrews was second with a time of 11.82. The men followed the women's lead as Dexter McKenzie finished first with a season-best wind-aided time of 10.47 and John Welk was second with a personal-best wind-aided time of 10.57. Trevor Vidlak also won the men's 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:51.62.
Both the men's and women's 4×100-meter relay teams took home victories. The women's team of Jazmin McCoy, Breunna McCarty, Brena Andrews and Kadecia Baird notched a time of 45.43. The men's team of John Welk, Dexter McKenzie, Ricco Hall and Tim Thompson finished with a time of 40.01. The women's 4×400-meter relay team of Brena Andrews, Kadecia Baird, Mila Andric and Ellie Grooters also took the event title with a time of 3:43.73.