Nebraska Wesleyan made its debut on the newly renovated Woody Greeno Track on Saturday (Apr. 9) and performed at a high level as they took on Doane College in a dual meet. NWU women defeated Doane, 103.5-91.5, while the Tiger men edged the Prairie Wolves men, 105-97.
Two school records were broke for the Prairie Wolves during the special day, both coming on the men’s side. John Kersenbrock had a leap of 24-7 in the long jump to set a new school record, while Andy Gallagher threw the hammer 169-8 to set the school record in that event.
Two women were double event winners for the Prairie Wolves as Amanda Brichacek and Hayley Sutter both won two events. Brichacek was the winner in the hammer throw (163-6) and shot put (45-1.75) setting new season bests in both events and improving her NCAA III qualifying marks. Sutter was a winner in the two distance races winning the 1500 (4:53.99) and the 5000 (19:36.24).
National qualifying performances on the day for the men were Elliott Bulling improving his national qualifying mark and winning the shot put with a toss of 53-4.25, Kevin Janata qualifying in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.46, freshman Tommie Bardsley qualifying in the high jump with a winning height of 6-8.75 and Jack Chatelain hitting a mark in the triple jump at 46-11.50.
Individual winners for the women were Katie Nelson in the 3000 steeplechase (11:57.15), Taylor Tacha in the 100 hurdles (15.10), Ali Tewes in the 800 (2:21.71), Katie Schoen in the high jump (5-3.25) and Bailey Soucie in the discus with a qualifying toss of 141-5.
Other winners for the men include Mike Rathje in the 3000 steeplechase (10:24.66), Brandon Schlautman in the 800 (1:56.55), and Ben Paben in the 5000 (16:18.05).