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(Neb)-Husker Men And Women Both 4th At Big Ten Track Meet

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/13/2019 08:18 AM
Jasmine Barge   Photo - Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications
By NU Athletic Communications 

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Jasmine Barge (100-meter hurdles) and Candice Dominguez (high jump) won gold medals in their respective events on the final day of the Big Ten Championships at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track on Sunday. Carlos Davis (discus) and Barge (400-meter hurdles) also finished with bronze medals.

Nebraska finished fourth on both the men's and women's side. The Big Red men finished with 76.5 points, while the Iowa men won the team crown with 116 points. The Husker women tallied up 92.5 points and Ohio State won the women's title with 126 points.

Barge won the Big Ten title in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 13.25. She had previously placed sixth in the event at the Big Ten Championships in 2017 and seventh in 2018. It was her third podium finish in the 100-meter hurdles and her first time winning a medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the conference championships. Her time of 13.25 is now the No. 3 wind-legal mark on the NU top-10 list.

"It feels good, I waited four years for this," said Barge. "I really didn't have a game plan. I just wanted to stick to what I usually do at practice, I didn't want to change anything up. I ran a good time with this weather and I have a new wind-legal PR."

Dominguez won the women's high jump with a clearance of 5-9 1/4 (1.76m). It was her second podium finish in the Big Ten, after finishing eighth during the indoor season and was also her first medal in the Big Ten. Dominguez was previously the Big Sky outdoor champion in 2017 and the indoor champion in 2016 at Sacramento State before transferring to Nebraska.

"It feels awesome," said Dominguez. "The last time I competed at an outdoor conference meet I won (at Big Sky), so it is nice after red-shirting last year. The next meet will be in Sacramento, so I am excited to return to California and compete."

Barge also won the bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 57.80. Michaela Peskova was fourth in a PR time of 58.18, good to tie for No. 8 on the NU top-10 list.

Carlos Davis won the bronze medal in the discus with a throw of 183-3 (55.87m). This is his first medal finish at the Big Ten Championships after reaching the podium in both 2016 and 2018 with seventh-place finishes in the event.

Chanel Freeman also reached the podium in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.47 to place fourth. Luke Siedhoff finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 13.88.

Both 4x100-meter relay teams for Nebraska scored points. The men finished fifth with a time of 40.03, while the women placed fourth in 45.46.

George Kusche placed fourth in both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters. Kusche ran a time of 3:44.46 in the 1,500-meter run and finished in a time of 14:36.21 in the 5,000 meters.

Lakayla Harris placed in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Harris finished fifth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.78 and was seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 24.09.

Nebraska ended the day on the track with matching 4x400-meter relay fifth place finishes. The men ran a time of 3:08.60, while the women finished with a season-best time of 3:40.03.

In the field, Jonathan Miller scored the first points for the Huskers of the day, finishing fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 51-4 1/4 (15.65m).

Alex Meyer was fourth in the women's discus with a throw of 170-9 (52.06m).

Khalil Davis also scored points for the Huskers, finishing eighth in the discus with a throw of 173-7 (52.90m).

Qualifiers to the NCAA West Preliminary Round will be determined early in the week, with athletes who have top-48 marks in the West Region earning bids to the competition. The NCAA West Preliminary Round is scheduled for May 23-25 in Sacramento, California.

Nebraska's 2019 Big Ten Outdoor Champions
Chase Wolinski, Javelin, 180-1 (54.90m)
Mayson Conner, High Jump, 7-3 3/4 (2.23m)
Elijah Lucy, Long Jump, 24-10 1/2 (7.58m)
Jasmine Barge, 100-meter Hurdles, 13.25
Candice Dominguez, High Jump, 5-9 1/4 (1.76m)


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