Huskers take fifth in hammer throw at spring invitational

LINCOLN — James Joycey and Anna Purchase both finished fifth in the hammer throw Friday as Nebraska opened the Husker Spring Invitational.

Joycey set a personal best with his throw of 196 feet, 7 inches, while Purchase posted a 188-1 in the women’s event.

The meet continues Saturday, with field events beginning at 11:30 a.m. and track events starting at 1 p.m.​