Track Enjoys Successful Opening Day in Nebraska
Feb. 1, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. – Auburn track and field enjoyed a successful first day at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite on Friday including several personal bests.
Sprinters Marcus Rowland (6.66), Harry Adams (6.67) and Keenan Brock (6.69) each reached the finals of the men’s 60 meters in sparking fashion. The trio finished with the second, third and fourth best times to advance to Saturday’s race.
Both Rowland (21.03) and Adams (21.06) also reached the finals of the men’s 200 meters with the top two times from the preliminary round.
Brock (21.53) and Jeremy Hardy (21.64) were the fastest times to miss the final and will be the top two seeds in the consolation heat. Hardy also narrowly missed the 60m final as the ninth-fastest mark at 6.75 seconds.
Distance runners Griffin Jaworski (14:20.18) and Samuel Mueller (14:29.64) came up big in the 5,000 meters. Both established two personal bests while finishing 3rd and 4th overall. Jaworski shattered his previous mark by more than a minute.
In his first action of the 2013 indoor season, SEC champion Stephen Saenz placed seventh in the weight throw. His mark of 18.85m (61-10.25 feet) is a new career-best throw.
Women’s throwers Tori Nwadiogbu (52 feet/15.85m) and Anna McCloskey (48-0.5 feet/14.54m) both set new PRs in the weight throw.
Action continues on Saturday beginning with the multis at 10 a.m. CT. Saenz makes his season debut in the shot put at Noon central time.
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