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Track & Field To Take On Top-Level Competition At Nebraska

first_imgThe Bulldogs are one of 35 teams are set to compete in Lincoln, Neb., this weekend including a handful of teams ranked in the USTFCCCA poll. On the men’s side, No. 11 Kansas, No. 13 Stanford and No. 16 Texas are in the meet. On the women’s side, No. 6 Texas, No. 8 Kentucky and No. 18 Kansas State lead the strong field. Meyo Invitational Live Results Meyo Invitational Heat Sheets Meyo Invitational Schedule Husker Invitational Schedule Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands) has enjoyed a similar streak for the men’s team as he has recorded a top-three finish in all three of his 400-meter races this season. The senior aims to add to that streak in the 400 meters on Friday. Husker Invitational Saturday Heat Sheets Following this weekend’s meets, the team returns to the state of Iowa next weekend for the Iowa State Classic in Ames. The bulk of team begins competition at the Husker Invitational on Friday, Feb. 3, starting at 4:30 p.m. with the field events and 6 p.m. with preliminary heats on the track. Competition on Saturday begins at 11:30 a.m. Husker Invitational Live Results Husker Invitational Friday Heat Sheets  Print Friendly Version In addition to the 32 Bulldogs heading to Nebraska, senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) will compete against some the nation’s top runners in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame. Fischer owns a personal best of 8:06.88, less than half a second off the school-record pace, and he will be gunning for that record in a fast heat that includes competitors from programs such as Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia Tech and Indiana. Fischer is set to race at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) aims to keep her streak of first-place finishes alive as she has won all three 60-meter hurdle competitions she has entered this season. However, this week Young steps into the blocks against hurdlers from Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas, Arizona State and Nebraska. In the field events, Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) returns to compete in her primary event this week, the triple jump. In four competition in the event this season, she has two wins and a third-place finish. Last weekend, she nearly set a personal best in the long jump with a mark that ranks as the eighth best in the Missouri Valley Conference. Story Links The Drake University track and field teams will face some of their strongest competition of the season this weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational hosted by the University of Nebraska.last_img read more