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Ashley McElmurry won the women's long jump, leading a 1-2-3 finish for the Husker women in the event.

Track and Field

Huskers Claim Four Titles at Frank Sevigne Meet

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska track and field team began the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with four event titles on Friday night on the first of two days of competition at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track. 

The Husker women went 1-2-3 in the long jump with Ashley McElmurry leading the way with a jump of 18-7 1/4 (5.67m). Rhianna Phipps came in second in her first week as a Husker, leaping 18-4 1/4 (5.59m). Peace Omonzane was third at 17-11 3/4 (5.48m). 

Garrett Kaalund was the champion of the 400 meters with a time of 47.84, just edging Nick Bryant who ran 47.90 to take runner-up honors. 

Maxwell Otterdahl won the men's weight throw with a mark of 70-10 (21.59m). Josh Marcy and Nick Ronnfeldt joined Otterdahl in the top five, placing fourth and fifth with marks of 63-5 (19.33m) for Marcy and a personal best for Ronnfeldt, 59-7 1/2 (18.17m).

Taylor Latimer won the women's weight throw after a throw of 72-6 1/4 (22.10m), which was one inch shy of her school record. Tanessa Morris finished fifth after a throw of 60-10 (18.54m). 

In the women's 400m, Ramonia Clarke covered the track in 56.62 to take third. Jade Hallgrimson added a third-place finish in the women's 5000m, clocking an 18:20.39.

Madi Scholl finished fourth in the women's pentathlon with 3,437 points, powered by a first-place clearance of 5-7 3/4 (1.72m) in the high jump. Scholl put up personal-best performances in four of the five events.

Midway through the heptathlon, Till Steinforth leads the field with 3,327 points. He started out the day winning the 60m in 6.87 and went on to take first in the long jump in a personal-best 24-11 (7.59m). Steinforth added a third-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 44-6 (13.56m).

Brithton Senior and Darius Luff both ran 7.78 in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for tomorrow's final. Johanna Ilves made the women's 60-meter hurdles final after a PR 8.47. Lorenzo Paissan (6.78) and Andrew Bond (6.86) qualified for the men's 60 meters final, and Velecia Williams (7.75) earned a spot in the women's final. 

Day two of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational begins Saturday with the heptathlon resuming at 9:30 a.m. at the Devaney Center Indoor Track. Running events begin at 11 a.m. and field events start at Noon.