Panthers compete at Husker Invite in Lincoln


This past weekend, the UNI men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams traveled to the Devaney Center Indoor Track in Lincoln, Neb. to compete in the 2022 Husker Invite, hosted by the University of Nebraska. It was a successful weekend for the Panthers, as they picked up plenty of top five finishes including one win while competing against some larger teams from the Big Ten and Big 12.

UNI got their lone victory of the weekend through senior sprinter Isaiah Trousil. After finishing fourth in the heats of the 60 meter dash, Trousil found an extra gear in the final, dropping a full 0.6 seconds, an eternity in the 60, from his preliminary time to win the event with a time of 6.74 seconds. On the women’s side of the 60 meters, there was another standout, as freshman Paishence Johnson came in third place with a time of 7.56 seconds.

There was another freshman standout, this time in the men’s 800 meters as Chase Knoche ran an impressive 1:54.48, good enough to take second place. Stepping up from the middle-distance to the distance, Mia Rampton ran very well for UNI, taking second place with a time of 17:45.83. In a relay event, UNI’s team of Auriona Kimbrough, Emily Vos, Sophia Jungling, and Katie Nimrod took second place in the women’s 4×400 with a time of 3:51.27.

In the field events, there were a pair of third place finishers on the men’s side. In the pole vault, Matteo Capello cleared 17 feet, 7 inches to secure third. In the shot put, Darius King managed a season’s best toss of 64 feet, 6.5 inches.

The UNI indoor track and field teams will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Ames to compete in the Iowa State Classic, hosted by Iowa State University.