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Track and Field

Zimmerman Breaks School Record Graduate Classic Day One

Nebraska track and field opened its season on Friday for the first day of the Graduate Classic. Henry Zimmerman highlighted the day at the Devaney Center Indoor Track, breaking a school record and recording the best weight throw mark in the nation this season. Zimmerman threw a 73-06 (22.40m) on his second attempt to take over the No. 1 spot in the record book, before topping that in his final try with a 73-06.75 (22.42m).

Max Herman took third in the men’s weight throw with a mark of 64-09.25 (19.74m) in his first collegiate throw. Cade Moran (62-06, 19.05m) and Seth Schnackenberg (59-03, 18.06m) completed the Huskers in the top five, placing fourth and fifth.

Cammy Garabian cracked the all-time list in her Husker debut, throwing for 65-0 1/2 (19.82m) in the women’s weight throw to win the event. Hillevi Carlsson (61-0, 18.59m) and Ariel Ammentorp (60-6, 18.44m) made it an all Big Red top three, placing second and third.

Jessica Gardner cleared 13-01 1/2 (4.00m) in the women’s pole vault to take the title, while Kylie Clark finished fifth with a 12-1 1/2 (3.70m).

Till Steinforth won the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 16-06 3/4 (5.05m), while Kolby Heinerikson (15-00, 4.65m) placed fourth and Nick Loibl (14-09, 4.50m) took fifth.

In the long jump, Rebecca Pecora finished first during her first time competing for Nebraska, leaping 19-03 1/2 (5.88m). Ashley McElmurry was runner-up, jumping 18-11 1/4 (5.77m).

Kolby Heinrikson represented the Huskers in the men’s long jump, placing seventh with a mark of 22-00.25 (6.71m).

The Graduate Classic will resume tomorrow with running events beginning at 10 a.m. (CT) and field events starting at 12:30 p.m. (CT)