Husker Men Win B1G Outdoor Championship

Husker Men Win B1G Outdoor Championship

The Nebraska men’s track and field team won the Big Ten outdoor team championship on Sunday at the Haugh Track and Field Complex in Bloomington, Ind. 

The Husker men won their first Big Ten outdoor title since 2016 with 151 points, their most at a conference meet since 2004. Minnesota was second with 122 points, and Iowa was third with 120 points. It’s the 30th all-time conference outdoor title for the Husker men and their 68th conference title overall. It also marks their first conference championship under first-year head coach Justin St. Clair

The Nebraska women finished third with 112 points, which was their most points ever at a Big Ten meet. It was also their best Big Ten outdoor finish since placing third in 2016. Nebraska was just behind Michigan (139) and Ohio State (123). 

The Huskers finished the meet with 12 event titles, four of which came on Sunday. 

Maxwell Otterdahl repeated as the Big Ten discus champion with a personal-best throw of 192-0 (58.53m). That throw moved him up to No. 8 in school history. He edged teammate Jonah Wilson, who was second with a throw of 185-10 (56.64m). The duo went back and forth in the shot put on Saturday with Wilson ultimately coming out on top. But Otterdahl was victorious on Sunday, and their 18 total team points in the discus put the Husker men way out in front in the team race. 

Darius Luff was the champion in the 110m hurdles after a new school record time of 13.32, which ranks third in the nation this season. He completed the sweep of the indoor 60m and outdoor 110m hurdles titles this season. Brithton Senior was third after a time of 13.61, earning his second Big Ten medal this year.  

Jenna Rogers became a Big Ten high jump champion for the third time in her career, clearing 6-0 1/2 (1.84m). A sophomore, Rogers has three titles in four career Big Ten meets. Madison Yerigan also found the podium with a third-place finish at 5-11 1/4 (1.81m). 

Lotavia Brown turned in a huge personal best of 43-8 3/4 (13.33m) in the triple jump to win the gold medal. It was the No. 9 jump in school history for the St. Ann, Jamaica native who entered the meet with the seventh-best jump in the Big Ten during the regular season. 

Also scoring in the women’s triple jump were Ieva Turke in fourth (42-6, 12.95m) and Velecia Williams in eighth (41-7 1/4, 12.68m). In the men’s triple…

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