Taylor Tacha and Allee Kuska both won two events to lead the Nebraska Wesleyan University women's track & field team to the team title at the NWU Quad Meet held Saturday (Feb. 5) at Knight Fieldhouse in Lincoln. Hastings College won the men's team race, with Nebraska Wesleyan finishing second.
Nebraska Wesleyan scored 195 team points in the women's team standings, 97 points ahead of second place Concordia. For the men, Hastings scored 166, while NWU had 132 for second place.
Tacha won both the 55 meter dash and the 55 meter hurdles for her two individual titles. She had a time of 7.46 in the 55, and ran a time of 9.00 in the finals of the 55 hurdles.
Kuska also had a very successful day. She won the 200 meter dash in a time of 26.45, then came back to win the long jump in a distance of 17-4.75. Kuska also placed second in the 55 meter dash, finishing .01 behind Tacha.
The other individual winner for the NWU women was Malaina Huebert in the 3,000 meter dash. Huebert had a time of 10:36.31 to win the title.
Three Nebraska Wesleyan men were individual winners on the day at the NWU Quad Meet.
Kevin Janata competed for the first time this season and won the 55 meter hurdles in a time of 7.54. Brandon Schlautman was a winner in the 1,000 meters in a time of 2:34.43. The final winner was Ben Paben in 1 Mile with a time of4:27.29.
Other teams competing in the NWU Quad meet were Concordia University, Hastings College, Sterling College and Baker University.