Huskers Track and Field Athletes Perform at National Championships

UNLNumerous former Huskers continued competition at home and abroad during the weekend at the USA Outdoor Championships, the Canadian Championships and the Jamaican National Senior Championships.

Jessica Furlan finished first in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Canadian Championships in Mocton, New Brunswick. Furlan notched a time of 9:59.62, setting a championship record.

In the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles at the USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Eric Lund came in 14th with a time of 51.39. He would not advance to the finals.

Chantae McMillian did not compete during the second day of heptathlon action at the USA Championships.

Chad Wright took home the discus crown at the 2013 Jamaican National Senior Championships on Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica. Wright posted a throw of 204-6 (62.35) to win the event.

Dexter McKenzie started his day with a time of 20.97 in the first round of the men’s 200 meters. He followed that performance later in the day with a personal-best-tying time of 20.86 in the semifinals and will finish ninth overall.

Former Husker national champion Nicholas Gordon finished second in the long jump at the Jamaican Championships. He posted a leap of 25-9 ¼ (7.85).

Also in action today were Beau Simmons, Christian Sanderfer, Craig Driver and Steve Cahoy in the Aurora Street Vault. All four cleared 17-6 (5.33).