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Trio of Huskers Set All-Time Marks

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Three Huskers posted all-time finishes at the Tyson Invitational on Friday night in Fayetteville, Ark.

Darius Luff continued his stellar run in the 60m hurdles this season, placing third with a time of 6.67. Luff's time moved him into a tie for third all-time in program history after sitting in fourth with a previous time of 7.70.

Mikaelle Assani and Darby Thomas leaped into the top-10 in school history in the long jump. Assani finished fifth in the long jump invite with a mark of 21-1 1/4 (6.43m), while Thomas won the open long jump with a distance of 20-9 (6.32m). Assani climbed to No. 3 in program history, first in the Big Ten and ninth nationally this season. Thomas jumped to second in the Big Ten and cracked the Top 10 with the tenth-farthest jump in program history.

Lishanna Ilves had a distance of 20-7 3/4 (6.29m) to place fourth in the open long jump, followed by Ashley McElmurry in eighth (19-10 3/4, 6.06m). In the men's long jump, Michael Hoffer had a seventh-place leap of 24-9 3/4 (7.56m).

Taylor Latimer finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 63-7 (19.38m) and Marika Spencer placed third with a throw of 62-2 1/2 (18.96m). On the men's side of the weight throw, Alex Talley had a runner-up finish of 70-2 1/2 (21.40m). Henry Zimmerman recorded a fourth-place finish of 68-7 (20.90m), while Maxwell Otterdahl had a throw of 65-7 3/4 (20.01m) to place seventh.

At the Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg, Kan., Clayton Keys had a mark of 24-4 3/4 (7.43m) to win the long jump. Colton Emeott cleared 16-1 3/4 (4.92m) to finish second in the pole vault. With a height of 6-5 1/2 (1.97m), Cory Berg placed third in the open high jump.

Ieve Turke collected a second-place finish with a leap of 19-8 1/4 (6.00m) in the long jump. LaQwasia Stepney had a jump of 19-6 3/4 (5.96m) to place third, followed by Favour Wanjoku in fourth with a mark of 19-6 (5.94m).

Bailey Timmons led the Big Red at the Iowa State Classic with the 12th-fastest time in school history on any size of track with a time of 8:14.01 in the 3,000m.

The Huskers continue action at the Tyson Invitational and Gorilla Classic tomorrow. Day two begins at 11 a.m. at the Gorilla Classic and 11:30 a.m. at the Tyson Invitational.