Both the Nebraska Wesleyan men's and women's track & field teams continued their indoor season on Jan. 30 when they competed at the Scott Nisely Invitational at Doane College in Crete, Neb.
Freshman Taylor Tacha was the only NWU individual winner on the day as she won the 55 meter-hurdles. The freshman from Bertrand, Neb., set a NWU women's first-year record with a time of 8.36 in the finals of the 55-meter hurdles. Tacha's time ranks sixth all-time on the NWU charts. She completed her day by finishing third in the 400 meter dash.
Teammate Anne Kersenbrock had another solid day placing in the top five in two different events. Kersenbrock was third in the long jump with a mark of 18-5.75 and on the track she was fourth in the 400 meter dash in a time of 1:01.58.
The only other NWU woman to place in the top four was Erin Twibell, who ran a time of 7.57 to finish fourth in the 55 meter dash. She was sixth in the 200 in a time of 28.24.
On the men's side, Josh Wall's second place finish in the 600 meter run was the highest individual placing for the Prairie Wolves. Wall had a time of 1:24.60.
In the mile run, three NWU runners were in the top five as Eric Noel (4:28.15), Neil Wolford (4:36.25) and Bobby Brown (4:37.69) placed 3-4-5.
Kevin Janata had a solid day in the hurdles placing fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.78. He also was seventh in the triple jump.
The 4x800 relay team brought home a second place finish in a time of 8:21.58.
Nebraska Wesleyan will compete at home this Saturday (Feb. 6) when they host the NWU Quad meet in Knight Fieldhouse.