Track: Young Huskers shine at Holiday Inn Invitational

The Nebraska track and field teams won 17 events during the two-day Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Invitational, which concluded Saturday at the Devaney Sports Center. Nebraska had several standout performers, including Antoine Lloyd, who set a personal best of 7.9 seconds in the men’s 60-meter hurdles. Lloyd edged Jamiel Trimble of Air Force. Lloyd was pleased with the victory, after he set his previous personal best (:7.95) in Friday’s qualifying. The sophomore said his low times were the result of all the work he put in during the offseason under the guidance of longtime sprints and hurdles coach Billy Maxwell.

Those times were just great times; it shows how well the offseason training went, Lloyd said.

Coach Billy put us through a lot this offseason, we have been training really hard going at it every day and that race shows off what we did. Sophomore Andy Neal also had a good day on the track for NU, winning the men’s 600. The Lincoln East graduate won in 1:18.33, edging fellow Husker and Lincoln Christian graduate Levi Gipson (1:18.39). Junior Tierra Williams led the way for the Husker women, with the Auburn native winning three events on the weekend. Williams won the long jump Friday, with a leap of 20 feet, 1 inches, before coming back Saturday to win the 60 in :07.67 and the triple jump with a personal-best 41-3 .

Husker freshman Lakayla Harris won the 200 in a personal-best :24.32. Tristen Sharp followed a victory in Friday’s women’s weight throw with a win in the shot put (49- ). Carlos and Khalil Davis, freshman twins who are also defensive lineman for the Husker football team, made their track and field debuts.

Khalil was third in the shot put (51-8 ), while Carlos was seventh (49-4 ). The Huskers compete Friday at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite and the Mark Colligan Memorial on Saturday. Both are at Devaney.

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