LINCOLN, Neb. -- Members of the Creighton men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action in several distance events in the Nebraska Tune-Up in Lincoln on Friday afternoon. The University of
Nebraska-Lincoln hosted event featured in state schools Nebraska-Kearney,
Nebraska-Omaha, Wayne State, and Missouri Valley rival Wichita State.
Freshman Katie Huyck and junior Izzy Squires finished 30th
and 31st respectively in the one mile run. Huyck finished with a time of 5:52
and Squires ran the mile in 6:00. Kristin Brondbo of Augustana finished first
running the mile in 4:53.
Freshman Courtney Sawle led the Bluejay women in the 3,000
meter run. She finished 12th with a time of 10:53. Meagan Wilderson was 14th with a time of 11:06, while sophomore Lauren
Hintz finished 18th with a time of 11:24 and teammate Jessica
Johnson finished one spot behind. The freshman finished the event in 11:29.
Katie White of Nebraska was the top overall runner in the event finishing in
As for the men, freshman Drew Prescott led the Bluejays in
the one mile run. Prescott finished 28th overall running the mile in
4:30. Sophomore Danny Diaz finished 34th with a time of 4:43. Junior
Tom Shimp time of 4:46 was good for 36th. Sophomore Jason Pang finished
37th with a time of 4:52. Adam Godwin of Oklahoma Baptist finished
the mile first at 4:03.
Junior Chris Culhane was the top Bluejay in the 3,000 meter
run. He finished 16th with a time of 8:52. Sophomore Joe Hamel
finished with a time of 9:53, which was good for 33rd. Unattached runner David Adams' time of 7:59 earned him the top spot.
Senior Casey Jergenson was the lone Bluejay in the men’s
5,000 meter run. He finished 11th, running the event in 16:01.
Unattached runner Matthew Pohren, a former Creighton volunteer coach, won the event with a time of 15:01.
The Bluejays return to action March 23-24 at the Mizzou
Relays in Columbia, Mo.