LINCOLN — James White’s personal best in the high jump highlighted the 13 event titles the Nebraska track and field team captured on the final day of the Holiday Inn Invitational Saturday.
The junior won the men’s high jump with a leap of 7-5 14. White’s mark was the best in the country so far this season, and is good enough for fifth in the Nebraska record book.
On the women’s side, the Huskers’ Marusa Cernjul won the high jump (5-8). Anna Weigandt got her first win of the new year in the triple jump (40-1 14) and Maggie Maher took home the pole vault crown (12-11 12). Carlie Pinkelman won the shot put with a throw of 49-9 14.
NU’s Mara Weekes had success on the track, winning the 200 meters (24.59) and the 400 (56.08). Sarah Plambeck and Katie White each took a distance title. Plambeck won the mile (5:12.31) and White took the 3,000 meters (10:11.97).
The Husker men also came away with several wins. Janis Leitis won the 200 meters (21.43 seconds) and Cody Rush took the 400 (48.79). Senior Tommy Brinn won the 600 meters with the third-best time in Nebraska history (1:18.18). Miles Ukaoma won the 60-meter hurdles (8.13), and Husker teams won the distance relay (10:12.49) and the 1,600-meter relay (3:14.96).
On Friday’s opening day, freshman Kari Heck won the women’s long jump (18-8 Ĺ) in her Husker debut. NU also swept the 1,000- and 3,000-meter titles with Jelena Andjelkovic (3:06.16) and White (10:11.97) winning the women’s titles while Sidney Madlock (2:31.40) and Trevor Vidlak (8:22.05) led the men.
Other event winners for the Huskers on Friday were Brinn (800 meters) and Plambeck (mile).