Bjorn Barrefors provided the early highlights on Saturday as he won the 2012 Big Ten men’s decathlon title with a record-breaking 7,897 points, earning the first decathlon title of his career. The event took place in Madison, WI. Barrefors broke the Nebraska school record of 7,707 points set by Rick Schwieger in 1992. He is the first Husker to win the decathlon since Aaron Henrichs claimed the Big 12 decathlon crown in 1998.
Senior Ashley Miller led the Huskers with two conference championships, one in the 800 meters and one in the 1,500 meters. With her event crowns, Miller is now a four-time conference champion at Nebraska.
Miles Ukaoma took home his first conference title with a personal-best time in the men’s 400 meter hurdles. Marusa Cernjul finished first in the women’s high jump with a personal-best mark of 6-0 (1.83). She recorded the jump on her second to last attempt, sealing the victory for Nebraska. She is the first Husker outdoor high jump champion since 2008.
Anna Weigandt took the triple jump title as she produced a jump of 42-6 1/4 (12.96) on her fourth attempt to secure her first conference crown.