Dan Christensen and his Denmark teammates finished second in their heat and sixth overall in the preliminaries of the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:09.49, with Christensen running the second leg and splitting 46.9. The Danish will now run in the finals on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. (local time).
Sophomore Megan Wheatley, a native of Perth, Australia, capped the day for the Huskers with a seventh-place finish in the very competitive women's heptathlon. After starting the day in ninth-place, Wheatley set two personal bests over the final three events to move up two spots. Starting with a fifth-place finish in the long jump, Wheatley then destroyed her personal best in the javelin by over 11 feet with a toss of 131-4, bettering her previous best of 120-0. The two-time Big 12 heptathlon champion then improved her previous best of 2:17.36 in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.81. Wheatley's final score of 5,696 is her second-best career score, short of her 5,800 points she totaled at the 2009 Big 12 Outdoor Championships.