Mann Breaks UW Pentathlon Record at Husker Invite
Feb. 1, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. - In its second visit to the University of Nebraska's Bob Devaney Indoor Track this season, several Wyoming athletes were successful on the opening day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
Highlighting the meet for the Wyoming squads was junior Jenna Mann, who placed seventh in the pentathlon and broke UW's all-time pentathlon record by totaling 3,566 points, topping Britney Jackson's mark of 3,388 points from the 2010 season. To earn the total, Mann placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles for 976 points and ninth place in both the shot put and 800-meter run to yield the majority of her points. Her shot put of 34'-10.50" was a personal-best, beating her former distance of 34'-9" set earlier this year.
"Jenna came out and had a solid day," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "It was fun to watch her compete at her best and an honor for her to earn the school's best ever pentathlon total."
Sophomore Devon England had a good showing in the 5000-meter run with a sixth-place finish in 18:00.28, a personal-best time, while senior Katy Hall achieved 17th place in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.82 seconds.
For the men, senior Brandon Douglass nearly beat his personal-best time of 8.05 in the 60-meter hurdles set last week, earning an 8.09 Friday evening to advance to Saturday's finals round following an eighth-place performance. Senior Lenyn Leonce performed well in the long jump, earning an eighth-place distance of 22'-7.25."
Action resumes Saturday morning with the field events at 11 a.m. MT while the track events run simultaneously. The meet awards presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m.