Huskers Take Eight Event Titles at John McDonnell

Nebraska wrapped up competition at the John McDonnell Invitational with a total of eight event titles, including four on Saturday at John McDonnell Track.

NU also set or tied a total of eight personal bests on Saturday, to give the Huskers 20 PRs on the weekend after topping 12 marks on Friday.

Tyler Loontjer entered the NU all-time top-10 in the pole vault, as he finished second overall and was the top collegiate finisher with a bar of 17-4 1/2 (5.30m). Spencer Powell also set a PR in the event, as he took third with a clearance of 16-8 3/4 (5.10m), while Kevin Cahoy set a season best with a bar of 15-9 (4.80m) to take fourth.

Nebraska swept the top three spots in the women’s 400m hurdles, as Jasmine Barge took the event title with a time of 58.98, while Michaela Peskova was second with a time of 59.94 and Ashleigh Carr was third with a clip of 1:00.68.

All-American Kaiwan Culmer took the event title in his first triple jump competition of the outdoor season with a wind-aided leap of 50-4 3/4 (15.36m). Jace Anderson was fourth with a best jump of 46-10 1/4 (14.28m). Angela Mercurio made it a sweep of the triple jump event titles with her leap of 42-8 3/4. Ieva Turke set a PR with a jump of 42-3 1/2 to take third.

Moujtaba Mohammed posted an outdoor season best time of 1:50.50 in the men’s 800m, as he took the event title. Ty Moss finished fifth in the event, as he crossed the finish line in 1:54.75.

Nebraska returns to action at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kansas, next Wednesday through Saturday