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Brynna McQuillen ran the eighth-fastest 3000m in school history, 9:34.58.

Track and Field

Huskers Complete Day One at Tyson Invite

Two Huskers tabbed runner-up finishes during the opening day at the Tyson Invitational, hosted by Arkansas at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Brynna McQuillen covered the 3000m in a personal-best time of 9:34.58 to finish as the runner-up. Her time ranks eighth in school history. Taya Skelton (9:54.86) and Cami Merickel (10:05.79) also ran personal bests to finish eighth and 10th, respectively. 

Taylor Latimer threw for 71-5 1/2 (21.78m) in the women's weight throw to take a runner-up finish. In the men's weight throw, Josh Marcy placed sixth with a toss of 62-4 1/2 (19.01m).

In the 60m hurdles, Darius Luff entered the final as the No. 2 seed after clocking a 7.75 in the prelims. He went on to finish fourth in the final with a time of 7.79.

Lishanna Ilves pitched in the top NU finish in the women's long jump, placing fifth with a leap of 20-0 1/2 (6.11m). Velecia Williams took eighth place at 18-6 1/2 (5.65m). 

In the open section of the women's long jump, Zionn Pearson took sixth with a leap of 19-4 1/4 (5.90m). Jessica Gardner finished eighth in the open section of the women's pole vault, clearing 12-6 3/4 (3.83m).

Sadio Fenner cruised to a 12th-place finish in the men's 3000m with a personal-best time of 8:23.54. Nick Bryant (47.75) and Ramonia Clarke (55.89) put together personal-best efforts in the 400m.

The Tyson Invitational will pick back up tomorrow with field events beginning at 10:30 a.m. and running events starting at 12:30 p.m.