UNI competes at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational



The UNI track and field team competed at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, hosted by the University of Nebraska.

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer

On Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4 both the women’s and men’s track and field teams competed at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. The Panthers had a couple of athletes who took first place in their respective events, and also had many others that had solid finishes.

The Panthers were able to get things started on the right foot when Rylan Santi took first place in the women’s 60-meter run with a time of 7.43 seconds. Another Panther, Jill Bennett, made it to the finals and placed fifth with a time of 7.72 seconds. In the men’s race, Tinashe Chigudu finished in fourth with a time of 6.86 seconds. In the men’s heptathlon 60-meter dash, Carter Morton placed fifth in 7.06 seconds. The men had another top five finisher when Drew Bartels finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.11 seconds. 

In the women’s 200-meter dash, Santi continued her good performance. While she did not come out as the victor in this race, she did finish in fourth with a time of 24.85 seconds. In the 400-meter dash, the men had Andre Feguson who finished in fifth with a time of 48.77 seconds. In the women’s pentathlon 800-meters, UNI’s Darci Wiseman placed in fourth with a time of 2.29.20. It was in the men’s heptathlon high jump that the Panthers picked up another victory. Carter Morton took first place with a jump of 6 feet, 9 inches. 

In the women’s pentathlon high jump, Katy Stephens placed in fourth with a jump of 5 feet, 4 inches. Morton put in more work for the Panthers when he got third in the heptathlon long jump with a jump of 23 feet, 10.25 inches. He struck once again when he finished third in the heptathlon pole vault with a height of 15 feet, 5 inches. In the men’s shot put, Carson Lienau finished in fifth at 52 feet, 4.75 inches, and in the women’s shot put, Katie Fare finished in third at 53 feet, 3.25 inches. The last top five finish for the Panthers came in the women’s weight throw. Makenna Wilson took third with a throw of 62 feet, 1.25 inches.