COLUMBUS, Ohio — Defending Big Ten champion Bjorn Barrefors led Nebraska at the Big Ten outdoor championships Friday, finishing the first day of the decathlon competition in second place with 3,857 points.
Husker teammate Teran Walford is tied for fourth with 3,828 points.
The Nebraska men are in search of their first conference team title since 2010, while the Husker women are looking for their first title since winning the conference indoor crown in 2012.
In the heptathlon, NU’s Anne Martin ended the first day in fifth place with 3,221 points, while teammate Jourdan Doffeny (3,109 points) is eighth.
Both the decathlon and heptathlon competitions conclude Saturday. The meet continues through the weekend.
NU’s Veronica Grizzle finished 10th in the women’s hammer throw, throwing 181-8. Mary Morales (173-4) came in 16th, and Tristen Sharp and Carlie Pinkelman posted throws of 168-5 and 167-2, respectively. In the men’s hammer throw, Cole Ingram’s top mark of 186-5 was good for 15th.
The women’s pole vault, originally scheduled for Friday, was moved to Saturday due to inclement weather.
In the first day of the decathlon, Barrefors began the day with a time of 11.03 in the 100 meters and went on to post a leap of 23-5Ĺ in the long jump. In the shot put, he tallied the top throw in the event with a mark of 46-5ľ. He high-jumped 6-2 before ending the day with a time of 52.13 in the 400 meters.