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Huskers’ Wolinski second in javelin at regional, Barge second in 400 hurdle qualifying

May 24, 2019

Nebraska’s Chase Wolinski placed second in the women’s javelin Thursday at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.

The senior threw 179 feet, 9 inches, a foot out of first place. The Huskers’ Bittni Wolczyk was eighth and Sydney Otto was 10th.

Nebraska’s Jasmine Barge was second in qualifying in the 400-meter hurdles. Barge, a senior, finished in 57.68 seconds, trailing only USC’s Anna Cockrell. The final is Friday night.

Nebraska’s Shylia Riley finished 12th in the women’s long jump.

NWU’s Koehler places in long jump: Nebraska Wesleyan junior Trent Koehler earned NCAA Division III All-American honors with a seventh-place finish in the long jump in Geneva, Ohio.

Koehler entered the D-III national meet seeded 17th in the long jump. But he leaped to a season-best mark of 24 feet, ¾ of an inch to place in the top eight. The York native was eighth at last year’s national meet, and he placed fifth at NCAA Division III indoors earlier this year.

On the women’s side, the Wesleyan team of Anna Frazier, Elizabeth Jones, Aspen rolfes and Kaylee Jones won their 4x400-meter relay heat in 3 minutes, 47.60 seconds, nearly 2 seconds faster than the next qualifying team. The Prairie Wolves are seeking their fourth straight title as a team.

The 4x100 relay team of Lindsey Wisnieski, Frazier, Alexandra Daniel and Rolfes qualified with a school-record :47.17. Hanna Hegemann and Ellie Beiermann both qualified in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Doane, Concordia get women’s pole vault All-Americans: Doane’s Courtney Schindler claimed a third-place finish Thursday in the pole vault on the opening day of the NAIA outdoor championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Joining her as All-Americans were Concordia’s Erin Mapson and Tristen Mosier.

Schindler is the first women’s pole vault athlete at Doane to earn All-American honors since Meagan Bauer won the 2008 national championship. She cleared a person-best height of 12 feet, 1½ inches. The mark also ranks second-best on the Doane charts.

Mapson also went 12-1½ to finish fourth. Mosier finished eighth at 11-9¾.

In the women’s hammer, Concordia’s Johanna Ragland (173-11, fifth place) and Adrianna Shaw (166-10, seventh) were also All-Americans.

On the men’s side, Concordia’s Jacob Cornelio was an All-American after finishing seventh in the hammer with a throw of 196-4. The Bulldogs men’s 4x800 relay team of Nathan Matters, Christian Van Cleave, Thomas Taylor and Josiah McAllister qualified for the final with a time of 7 minutes, 43.13 seconds.

UNK’s Myers an All-American: Nebraska-Kearney’s Grant Myers cleared a career-best 16-7½ to tie for sixth place in the pole vault at the NCAA Division II outdoor championships in Kingsville, Texas.

Myers’ became the Lopers’ first first-team outdoor All-American since Brady Land in 2015.

Wayne State freshman Mckenzie Scheil earned All-America honors in the hammer throw, placing seventh. Scheil, a Fillmore Central graduate, threw a season-best mark of 182-10 on her final attempt.

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