Huskers Reach Two NCAA Auto Marks at Frank Sevigne

Courtesy: Jeremy Foote, Nebraska Media Relations

February 9, 2009   

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Lincoln – The 34th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational came to a close on Saturday at the Devaney Center Indoor Track in front of 2,079 fans. Over two days, 3,357 fans witnessed two meet records fall, 43 NCAA provisional-qualifying marks and nine NCAA automatic-qualifying marks.

On Friday night, Rice’s Jason Colwick set the meet record in the men’s pole vault with a leap of 18-4 1/2, bettering Russ Buller’s (LSU-2000) mark of 18-2 1/2. Saturday afternoon, 2008 Olympian Ryan Brathwaite (Barbados) of Barton County ran a time of 7.65 in the 60-meter hurdles, taking down Dexter Faulk’s record of 7.66, set at last season’s Frank Sevigne.

For the Huskers, they got out to a great start Saturday morning by winning the men’s heptathlon and women’s pentathlon, posting three NCAA provisional-qualifying scores and one NCAA automatic-qualifying score along the way.

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