Nebraska Wesleyan track & field athletes put up some outstanding performances on Friday (Jan. 20) at the NWU Indoor Invitational held at the Bob Devaney Center.
Prairie Wolves athletes won two individual events on the women's side and two more events on the men's side with several other outstanding marks on the day.
For the men, sophomore All-American Tommie Bardsley made his first appearance of the season and won the men's high jump. Bardsley's leap of 6-8.25 is the fourth best mark in NCAA III so far this season. The other individual winner for NWU was Jack Chatelain in the triple jump at a distance of 45-8.5.
John Kersenbrock had a very solid day for the Prairie Wolves on the track and in field events. Kersenbrock placed third in the 400 with a career-best time of 48.82, which is the best time in NCAA III so far this season. Kersenbrock also placed second in the long jump at 23-4. Another good time of the track for the men was Parker Schoen in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:42.92.
For the NWU women, NWU got off to a good start in the first race of the day as senior Hannah Kinberg won the 5,000 meters. Kinberg ran an outstanding time of 17:37.7 which is the fourth best time in NCAA III and among the fastest times in NWU history.
Senior Katie Schoen also had a career-best as she went 5-7 in the high jump. Schoen's leap of 5-7 is tied for the second best jump in NCAA III this season and is the third best jump on the NWU all-time charts.
NWU competed against top athletes from NCAA I, NCAA II and NAIA.