Nebraska track and field claims Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational

TEMPE, Ariz. — Elijah Lucy ran a personal best 21.34 seconds to win the 200 meters Saturday and the Nebraska men opened their outdoor season by winning the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational.

The Huskers finished with 166.5 points, with Tyler Loontjer and Nick Percy also winning events.

The Husker women had 109.5 points to finish second behind LSU (130). Jasmine Barge led the way for NU, winning the 400-meter hurdles at 58.47. Kierra Griggs also won the 400 meters at 53.99, and Barge (13.37) was second in the 100-meter hurdles.

In the field, Loontjer set a personal record of 17 feet, 3 1/2 inches to win the men’s pole vault. Percy claimed the discuss with a throw of 205 feet, beating teammate Carlos Davis, who was second at 182-10.

Three other Husker men finished in second place. Malcolm White finished the 100 meters in 10.63 seconds, Andy Neal ran a 51.09 in the 400 hurdles and Ty Moss set a personal record at 1:50.32 the 800 meters.

Alex Meyer was second in the women’s discus (168-4), and Maddie Holland was second in the pole vault at 12-8 1/4.

The Huskers will host their spring invitational on April 7.​

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