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Track and Field

Luff Claims Title, Ilves Sets All-Time Mark on Friday

Darius Luff captured the 60m hurdles title with a personal-best time of 7.66 during the first day of the Texas Tech Open & Multis at the Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas on Friday. Brithton Senior clocked a 7.82 to place third in the race.
Lishanna Ilves leaped a personal-best 21-3 1/4 (6.48m) to finish as runner-up in the women's long jump behind only Olympian Ruth Usoro. That is the fourth-best jump in school history and puts Ilves at first in the Big Ten and fourth in the nation this season in the event. 
In the men's long jump, Micaylon Moore placed second with a personal-best mark of 24-8 1/4 (7.52m). The only long jumper to top that mark was professional Jacob Fincham-Dukes at 25-8 1/4 (7.83m). Till Steinforth finished fifth in the event at 24-3 1/2 (7.40m). 

Maxwell Otterdahl added a second runner-up finish for the Big Red in the men's weight throw with a toss of 72-6 1/4 (22.10m). Taylor Latimer placed third in the women's weight throw with a mark of 68-4 1/4 (20.83m).

In other track events, Johanna Ilves finished 10th overall in the women's 60m hurdles (8.59), and Lorenzo Paissan was 15th in the men's 60m in 6.76. Julian Watson finished 14th for the Big Red in the 400m in 48.39. 

In the "B" section of the men's weight throw, Josh Marcy threw a personal-best 64-3 1/4 (19.59m) to take second in the section. Hannah Preissler cleared 12-8 3/4 (3.88m) to finish third in the "B" section of the women's pole vault. 

In the "B" section of the women's weight throw, Hillevi Carlsson was fourth with a throw of 61-3 (18.67m), and Tanessa Morris was fifth at 59-0 1/4 (17.99m). Zionn Pearson took sixth in the "B" section of the women's long jump (19-0 1/2, 5.80m). 

The Huskers continue action at the Texas Tech Open & Multis tomorrow. Field events begin at 10 a.m., with running events started at 11:30 a.m.