Junior sprinter rewrites two records at Nebraska

By AUSTIN HAMM Sports Editor

Junior sprinter Carly Carper is this week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week after she set two school records this past weekend at the Frank Sevigne Invitational at Nebraska.

Carper broke her own school record in the 60-meter dash, knocking it down from 7.55 to 7.54 seconds.  It was the third time she has set that record this year. In the first meet of the year, the SDSU Open in December, she broke Cameryn Christion’s record of 7.63 from 2008 with a 7.59 finish. In the second meet of 2015, the Jim Emmerich Invitational, also held at SDSU, she moved the record forward with her 7.55 performance.

 Carper ran a 24.47 in the 200 to bring down Heather Wollman’s record of 24.58 set during the 2008-2009 campaign. At the SDSU Open, she had been just off Wollman’s time, clocking a 24.59 that weekend.

At Nebraska, Carper set her record in the preliminary heats, finishing with the 10th fastest time in the field that included runners from track juggernauts like USC, Alabama, as well as the hosting Huskers.

Carper’s next crack at the record book will come this weekend as the Jacks host the SDSU Invitational at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.