Hastings throwers had the lockdown on the ring at the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf Invitational.

But it was the NWU women's runners who ruled the track Friday at the Devaney Sports Center, with 12 top-3 finishes in running events.

Behind a 1-2-3 finish in the 800 meters, the Prairie Wolf women's runners totaled five event wins.

NWU freshman Ellie Beiermann, a Lincoln Pius X graduate, got things started by edging teammate Hanna Hegemann by .33 of a second in the 5,000 run. Sisters Kaylee and Elizabeth Jones finished first and second, respectively, in the 400 and Rylee Bahe, Camryn Larsen and Allie McLuen led the NWU sweep of the 800.

Kaylee Jones' 400 finish in 57.09 seconds is the third fastest in NCAA Division III this indoor season.

Jadyn Agee and Leah Treffer went 1-2 in the 1,000 and Hanna Awtry closed the day with a win in the 3,000. Another Pius X graduate, Aspen Rolfes, was second in the 200.

Hastings throwers, on the other hand, accounted for 11 top-5 finishes in the shot put and weight throw events. Sara Olsen led a first through fourth sweep by the Broncos in the women's weight throw and Kelbie Lyon won the shot put after finishing second to Olsen in the weight throw.

Grant Wickham won the men's weight throw for Hastings, as Alex Wellington won the shot put and was second in the weight throw. Hastings freshman Jon Flight, a Wahoo graduate, won the men's 60-meter hurldes in 8.22 seconds.

Nebraska high jumper Michael McCann, competing unattached, won the men's high jump at 6 feet, 9 inches. A Husker men's 4x400 relay team, also competing unattached, edged Doane by less than one second for the title.

Cody Rush, another Husker athlete competing unattached, won the 400 in :47.43. Raynesha Lewis led three Nebraska hurdlers in the women's 60 hurdles, winning in 8.82 seconds, with Chanel Freeman second and Lara Omerzu fourth.


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