The Nebraska track and field team opened the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday on the campus of the University of Oregon. Two Husker women had top ten finishes as Maggie Malone tallied a fourth-place finish in the women’s javelin and Jazmin McCoy came in sixth in the women’s long jump.
Malone earned the second All-America honors of her career with a throw of 181-3 (55.24) that came in as her second-best performance on the season. Jazmin McCoy had a huge day in the women’s long jump as she finished sixth with a leap of 20-8 ½ (6.31). McCoy entered the competition seeded 24th, but left as a first-team All-American to close her freshman campaign with a personal-best. Her jump held on through the final three rounds to secure her podium finish.
Veronica Grizzle started the championships for the Huskers with an 11th-place finish in the women’s hammer throw. Chad Wright finished 13th in the shot put, but had his best throw of the year. n the men’s 400-meter hurdles, Miles Ukaoma earned a spot in the finals with a time of 49.70, the second-best time on the day. The men’s 4×100-meter relay did not qualify for finals. Cody Rush missed the finals in the men’s 400. Mollie Gribbin 17th, Tierra Williams 21st in the women’s long jump
Wednesday’s Finals Finishes
Maggie Malone- Javelin- 4th (181-3)
Jazmin McCoy- Long Jump- 6th (20-8 ½)
Mollie Gribbin- Long Jump- 17th (20-1 ½)
Tierra Williams- Long Jump- 21st (19-9)
Veronica Grizzle- Hammer Throw- 11th (203-10)
Chad Wright- Shot Put- 13th (62-10)
Advancing to the Finals
Miles Ukaoma-400h (49.70)