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Skelton led the distance corps on the first day at the Drake Relays.

Track and Field

Timmons, Skelton Post All-Time Marks on Day One at Drake

Nebraska track and field kicked off the annual Drake Relays on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa with strong distance performances.

Bailey Timmons cut 10 seconds off his previous personal-best 5000m time to win his section with a 14:03.40. That brings Timmons to fourth on the all-time list.

Taya Skelton ran a personal-best 10:30.60 in the 3000m steeplechase, finishing seventh. That time moves Skelton to seventh in school history. Cami Merickel pitched in a personal-best 10:44.16 to place 13th.

Sam Easley clocked a 1:51.29 in the 800m to finish 12th. Emma Ralston covered the track in 36:49.72, placing 15th in the 10000m.

In the 1500m, Cal Puskar placed 21st with a 3:55.19 and Jacquelyn Abanses finished 22nd with a 4:34.22.

Nebraska returns to action at the Drake Relays tomorrow at 10:15 a.m., starting with the triple jump.