Jan. 16, 2009
Dupin Wins High Jump; O'Brien Breaks 5,000M Record in Day 1 at Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. - Jacob Dupin jumped a season-best 6-4 1/4 to win the unseeded high jump in the first day of the Nebraska Holiday Inn Invitational today at the Bob Devaney Center Indoor Track in Lincoln, Neb. By winning the unseeded event, Dupin moves on to seeded competition where nearly half of the 13 jumpers are Division I athletes.
Anna O'Brien ran her first career 5,000-meter indoor race and broke the 21-year program record with 17:51.71 in a second-place finish. She surpassed the mark of 17:54.24 set by Lisa Basich and came within .51 of provisionally qualifying for the national championships. Basich set the record in the same building Feb. 12, 1988.
Two athletes were able to qualify in today's preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles and dash events for tomorrow's finals. Hannah Henry ran a season-best 9.18 to finish seventh in the 60-meter hurdles to advance, while John Miles ran 7.01 in the 60-meter dash to place 12th of 51 finishers in the prelims.
Zach Layton finished beneath the 9-minute mark in the 3,000-meter run with 8:59.88 for the ninth-best time in program history. It's Layton's first collegiate indoor meet and first competition since the end of the cross country season two months ago. David Franz set a career-best in the same event with 9:29.26.
Jane Bowness also lowered her personal-best with an 11:18.44 run in the 3,000 meters. She finished 15th behind fellow teammate Mary Jantz, who ran 11:17.13.
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