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The Nebraska Wesleyan women won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference outdoor track title, ending an 18-year run of consecutive titles by Wartburg.

The Prairie Wolves finished with four individual and five total champions on Saturday in Pella, Iowa. Ellie Beiermann won the steeplechase and Elizabeth Jones won the 400 meters, while Maddie Tolly won the pole vault and Hannah Manley added a conference title in the triple jump.

NWU capped the day with a conference title in the 4x400 relay to edge Wartburg 194.33-188.

The NWU men finished sixth, with Georg Niit claiming the Prairie Wolves' lone individual conference title in the hammer throw. NWU added a title in the 4x100 relay as well.

Husker thrower Tupper finishes third in shot put: Nebraska junior and Lincoln Northeast graduate Toni Tupper finished third in the women's shot put to lead the Huskers on the second day of the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Indiana.

Tupper uncorked a season-best put of 54 feet, 2¾ inches on her final attempt for her first outdoor medal. Tupper was also third at the Big Ten indoor championships each of the last two seasons.

Ieva Turke and Shylia Riley were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the long jump for the Husker women.

For the Husker men, Cale Wagner finished sixth in the decathlon and Zach Podraza added an eighth-place finish.

The Husker men's hurdlers will take the top two qualifying times into Sunday's finals. Antoine Lloyd posted the fastest qualifying time at 13.67 seconds, while Luke Siedhoff won his heat with a personal-best time of :13.76.

The Nebraska women are seventh through nine of 21 events and the Husker men sit ninth after seven events.

Wayne State's Dendinger completes back-to-back throwing triple crown: Wayne State thrower Michaela Dendinger won Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles in the hammer throw, shot put and discus for a second straight year.

The Hartington-Newcastle graduate set a NSIC record and NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 54-3¾ to win the shot put and scored 30 of her team's 50 points as Wayne State finished eighth.


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