Husker throwers earn three titles
Tempe, Ariz. Â– The Nebraska track and field team continued its streak on the road with competition at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., over the weekend. The Huskers pulled in three titles on the day, all of which came in the throws events.
Morgan Wilken shined for the Huskers in the discus, earning the event title with a personal-best throw of 172-09. Wilken's previous personal best was 172-3, set last year.
Chad Wright earned his second event title of the season with a personal-best throw of 198-05 (60.48) in the men's discus premier. Tyler Hitchler finished right behind Wright with a throw of 193-02 (58.88) for second-place.
In the women's shot put, Veronica Grizzle finished with the event crown, recording a personal-best throw of 53-5 3/4 (16.30). Carlie Pinkelman also tallied a personal-best mark with a throw of 49-1 3/4 (14.98) for fourth-place. Annie Jackson finished ninth in the premier section, notching a throw of 49-3 1/2 (15.02). Luke Pinkelman finished third in the men's shot put premier section, posting a throw of 61-2 (18.64). Wright finished with a shot put of 54-9 1/2 (16.70) and Hitchler posted a throw of 53-10 1/2.
Victoria Zimmerman finished sixth in the women's hammer throw premier. Zimmerman tabbed a season-best throw of 192-02 (58.57) to lead Nebraska. Jade Siegel finished eighth with a throw of 185-07 (56.57).
Carter Wasem came in fifth in the men's hammer throw, notching a mark of 184-11 (56.36). Austin Braman finished third in the men's javelin after posting a throw of 215-04 (65.64).
Marusa Cernjul notched a fourth-place finish in the women's high jump, recording a season-best leap of 5-8 3/4 (1.75). Jillanna Scanlan posted a season-best jump of 5-7 (1.70) for seventh place. On the men's side, Carlos Hernandez came in fourth with a mark of 6-8 3/4 (2.05). Travis Englund and Devandrew Johnson both finished with leaps of 6-6 3/4 (2.00), marking a season best for Englund and a personal best for Johnson.
Mara Griva finished third in the women's long jump, posting a leap of 19-8 3/4 (6.01), while Kara Mostoller finished fifth after recording a jump of 18-10 3/4 (5.76). Patrick Raedler posted a second-place finish on the men's side, finishing with a jump of 25-2 (7.67). Bobby Carter followed him with a leap of 24-2 1/4 (7.37). Anna Weigandt finished third in the women's triple jump, with a leap of 40-5 (12.32), and Ellie Ewere came in fourth with a jump of 39-10 (12.14), while Rachel Butler notched a jump of 38-6 1/4 (11.74). Phipps finished second in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 53-1 1/2 (16.19).
Cami Jiskra led the women pole vaulters with a mark of 12-7 1/2 (3.85). Maggie Maher notched a vault of 12-1 1/2 (3.70). Nate Polacek finished third in the men's pole vault, tallying a vault of 17-1 (5.21).
In the 100 meter dash premier section, Mara Weekes came in third with a time of 11.69. Tim Thompson finished 10th in the men's 100 meter dash premier, recording a time of 10.49. Breunna McCarty and Greta Kerekes finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the women's 100 meters. McCarty recorded a time of 12.17, while Kerekes finished with a mark of 12.19. On the men's side, Bjorn Barrefors finished with a time of 11.30, while Teran Walford posted a personal-best of 11.41.
Dexter McKenzie finished fifth in the men's 200 meters, notching a personal-best mark of 21.37. In the women's race, Monique Lewis recorded a time of 25.07, while Breunna McCarty posted a time of 25.67.
Ashley Miller posted a fourth-place finish in the women's 800 meters premier section, recording a personal-best time of 2:03.33. Tommy Brinn finished fourth in the men's 800 meters premier, notching a season-best time of 1:49.17.
Katie White tabbed a fourth-place finish in the women's 5,000 meters, recording a personal-best time of 17:01.19. Trevor Vidlak notched a time of 14:14.16, finishing in third-place, and Peter Falcon posted a mark of 14:59.71. In the men's 3,000 steeplechase, Jarren Heng used a personal-best time of 9:03.08 to finish second.
Mila Andric finished fourth in the women's 100 meter hurdles, posting a season-best time of 13.96. Jordan Stiens finished with a season-best time of 14.32. Miles Ukaoma came in seventh in the men's 110 meter hurdles, posting a time of 14.41.
Andric went on to finish ninth in the women's 400 meter hurdles, posting a season-best time of 59.63. Ellie Grooters notched a time of 1:01.61, while Rachel Butler posted a mark of 1:03.35.
The women's 4x100 meter relay team of Kerekes, Lewis, McCarty and Weekes finished third with a mark of 46.47, while the men's 4x100 meter relay team of Carter, Phipps, Thompson and McKenzie posted a time of 40.64.The women's 4x400 meter relay team of Andric, Butler, Grootres and Weekes tabbed a time of 3:42.98 to finish third. The men's 4x400 team of Ukaoma, McKenzie, Blackwood and Brinn tallied a time of 3:23.30 for eighth place.
The Huskers hit the road again next weekend for the K.T. Woodman Classic in Wichita, Kan.
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