Huskers dominate sprints at Nebraska Invitational; Woodyard wins 200-meter dash

Huskers dominate sprints at Nebraska Invitational; Woodyard wins 200-meter dash


Nebraska swept the top three spots in the 100- and 200-meter men's races Saturday at the Nebraska Invitational track meet at Weir Track.

Jaron Woodyard, who doubles as a Husker receiver in the fall, won the 200 in 21.42 seconds and ran on the winning 4x100 quartet that also included Tony Nou, Mason Hericks and Alex Nelson and finished in :40.20.

The Huskers also had the top three spots in the 100, with Alex Nelson winning in :10.53 and Isaiah Hutchinson right behind in :10.58.

The Husker women had a double winner in Whitney Bridges, who took the 200 in :24.15 and the 100 in :12.10.

Husker football players finished high in the discus, with Carlos Davis winning at 186 feet, 7 inches and his twin brother, Khalil Davis, third. Burger Lambrechts was second for Nebraska, which held down the top five spots.

The Husker men had plenty more field event success on the day. Garrison Hughes won the pole vault at 16-11; Grady Leonard won the shot put with a top effort of 56-8½, half an inch better than teammate Nicholas Coghill; and Jared Seay captured the long jump with a 24-3 effort.

The Huskers' Darius Gaw won the men's 110 hurdles in :14.63.

In addition to Bridges' double, the Husker women got wins from Alex Meyer in the discus (167-09), Jasmine Barge in the 110 hurdles (:13.48), Mia Morck in the 800 (2:09.83), Elsa Forsberg in the 1,500 (4:28.54), Shylia Riley in the long jump (20-05¾), Andrianna Jacobs in the pole vault (13-3), Brittni Wolczyk in the javelin (170-02) and Jamesha Western in the shot put (50-10¾).

Nebraska Wesleyan's Kaylee Jones (:55.57) won the women's 400 and NWU won the women's 4x100 in a school-record time of :47.26. The Prairie Wolves' Aspen Rolfes also set a school record in the 200 with a time of :24.43.

Creighton won both 3,000 races, with Howard Chase the men's winner and Danielle Hotalling the women's winner.

Concordia, Doane win GPAC titles

The Concordia women and the Doane men won team titles at the Great Plains Athletic Conference outdoor championships in Yankton, South Dakota.

The Doane men had multiple individual champions, including junior Levi Sudbeck, who won the decathlon (6,235 points) and pole vault (15-11).

Alec Wick (10,000 meters), Logan Hammond (400 hurdles) and Tanner Sand (triple jump) also won for the Tigers, who finished with 192 team points. Dordt (144½) was second and Concordia (101½) was third.

Once again, the throw events played a key part in Concordia's success. Samantha Liermann won the women's shot put with a throw of 50-6¼ and teammate Adrianna Shaw won the discus with a toss of 153-10.

Concordia's Rachel Battershell added a first-place finish in the 400, winning in :57.93.

Jaysa Hoines swept the long (17-11) and triple (39-3¼) jump titles to lead the Doane women, who played third overall.

Concordia's Cody Williams was named the meet's most outstanding male athlete after scoring 34 points for the Bulldogs. Williams won the 110 hurdles in :14.88 and the long jump in 23-7¼.

Shantinique Cunningham led the Hastings women to a second-place finish in the team standings with top finishes in the 100 (:12.14) and 200 (:25.25).


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