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Track and Field

Schutz Breaks Mile Record on Day Two of Tyson Invitational

Nebraska track and field’s final day at the prestigious Tyson Invitational, hosted in Fayetteville, Ark., was marked by a school record, two titles and a trio of all-time marks.

Berlyn Schutz ran the women’s mile in 4:37.45 to break the school record during her third time running the race at the collegiate level. The freshman from Lincoln, Neb. pulled ahead in the last stretch to secure the win.

In the men’s shot put, Kevin Shubert brought home the title with a throw of 64-1 3/4 (19.55m), while Cade Moran took fourth with a 60-8 1/2 (18.50m). The Husker women put three athletes in the top five of the shot put, led by Mine De Klerk posting a 56-8 3/4 (17.29m) to place third. Kalynn Meyer and Amelia Flynt finished fourth and fifth in the event with marks of 53-8 1/2 (16.37m) and 52-11 (16.13m).

Last weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, Niko Schultz improved his best 800m time to move to second on Nebraska’s all-time list. In Saturday’s race, Schultz bettered his time again to place third in the 800m invitational with a 1:47.75. In the open section of the men’s 800m, Gabe Nash pulled ahead at the last section to win his heat and place sixth overall with a personal-best 1:51.03.

Terrol Wilson highlighted the men’s triple jump with a personal-best 52-6 (16m) to place third, putting him at first in the Big Ten, tied for 10th in the NCAA and ninth in school history. Micaylon Moore jumped 50-10 (15.49m), finishing fifth. Rhianna Phipps claimed third in the women’s triple jump, leaping 42-6 1/4 (12.96m). Ashley McElmurry added a 41-3 1/4 (12.58m) to take seventh, while Lotavia Brown jumped a season-best 40-11 (12.47m) to finish ninth.

Jenna Rogers placed second in the invitational section of the high jump with a clearance of 5-11 1/4 (1.81m), while Brooklyn Miller cleared a personal-best 5-9 3/4 (1.77m) in the open section to add a runner-up finish. In the men’s high jump, Tyus Wilson finished seventh in the invitational section with a height of 7-1 (2.16m) and Reid Nelson cleared 6-9 (2.06m) to tie for second in the open section.

Jessica Gardner tied for 10th in the women’s pole vault with a height of 12-8 3/4 (3.88m).

Kavian Kerr was NU’s top finisher in the men’s 200m, clocking a 21.32 to take 18th. Sam Kirchner ran a personal-best 4:12.16 in the men’s mile, placing 20th.

Tyrell Pierce, Jacob Hyde, Schultz and Nick Bryant placed eighth in the men’s 4x400m relay with a season-best time of 3:09.25. In the women’s 4x400m relay, Rebecca Pecora, Meghan Walker, Abrielle Artley and Johanna Ilves teamed up to run a 3:44.41, finishing 11th.

Nebraska is set to compete at the Nebraska Tune-Up on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Devaney Center Indoor Track. The following week, the Huskers will take on the Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb. 23-24 in Geneva, Ohio.