Three Huskers win conference titles on final day of Big Ten track and field championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Nebraska seniors Kaiwan Culmer, Antoine Lloyd and Nick Percy won conference titles Sunday on the final day of the Big Ten outdoor track and field championships.

Percy won his third straight discus title, while Culmer won the triple jump and Lloyd the 110-meter hurdles.

With the strong finish, the Husker men rose to third in the final team standings with 85 points. Ohio State finished first with 109 points.

The NU men have never finished worse than third in seven Big Ten outdoor meets.

The Husker women tied for fifth with 60 points. Minnesota won the women’s meet with 134 points.

Percy won with a throw of 200 feet, 10 inches on his second attempt. He became the first Husker male to win three outdoor conference titles in the same event since Carl Myerscough in 2002-04. Percy holds the No. 2 discus throw in the nation this season, 205-1, heading into the NCAA West Preliminary Round in two weeks.

Culmer jumped 53-11 to sweep the conference indoor and outdoor triple jump titles, and Lloyd won the 110 hurdles in 13.50 to add to his indoor 60-meter hurdles title in February.

Andy Neal finished second in the 400 hurdles with a season-best time of 50.77. Landon Bartel took third in the high jump, clearing 7-2.5.

Ieva Turke finished third in the women’s triple jump at 42-7 to go with a fourth-place result in the long jump Saturday.