Nebraska Quad Up Next for Pokes

April 11, 2013

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LARAMIE, Wyo. - Following a lighter weekend of competition, the Wyoming track and field teams will be back in full force this weekend to compete at the Nebraska Quad Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

The Pokes will square off against South Dakota State, Tulsa and host Nebraska (No. 16 men, No. 21 women) at UN's Ed Weir Track. Throws start at 10 a.m., the jumps at 12 p.m., and running events at 2 p.m.

"Our preparation is going well," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "We have multiple athletes who can earn NCAA qualifying marks in Nebraska or next week at the Mt. SAC Relays in California, so we'll need them ready.

"Anytime you have Nebraska, they field every event pretty well so the competition will be there. They have a brand new facility, so it's up to us to step up and get the marks we need under the conditions."

Wyoming is coming off a strong weekend at the Air Force Relays in Colorado Springs, Colo., with several first-place finishes and career-best marks.

Junior Jenna Mann topped the collegiate field in the heptathlon as she finished with 4,754 points, the second-best tally of her career, which included first-place marks in the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash and shot put. Freshman Sabina Sandberg came in sixth with 4,164 points, UW's ninth best all-time total.

Senior Henry Ferreira placed first in the javelin with a personal-best 212'-2", breaking his previous UW No. 4 record of 203'-6" by almost nine feet.