Lewis leads Huskers at Graduate Classic

January 13, 2019

Three Huskers grabbed individual event titles as the Nebraska track and field team opened the 2019 season Friday at the first day of the Graduate Classic at the Devaney Sports Center.

Led by Raynesha Lewis, who set a personal record in the long jump at 20 feet, 3½ inches, Nebraska impressed in front of the 1,864 in attendance. Lewis’ mark ranks sixth in the nation this season, as the junior defended her Graduate Classic long jump title from a season ago.

Nebraska’s Erika Freyhof set a personal best in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9 minutes, 49.39 seconds, while Elsa Forsberg won the 1,000 meters in 2:55.97. Jessi Smith (2:56.32) and Mia Morck (2:57.58) helped Nebraska sweep the top three spots in the 1,000-meter race.

On the men’s side, Cale Wagner took second in the long jump at 23-3½ and Bailey Timmons finished a career-best time of 8:25.64 in the 3,000-meter race.

Other top performers in the field came from Minnesota, Cloud County Community College, Northwest Missouri, Fort Hays St., Washburn, Missouri Western, Omaha and Nebraska-Kearney.

The second day of the Graduate Classic is Saturday, starting at noon.

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