Huskers Take Event Titles at Big Ten Outdoor Track

Nebraska track and field seniors Kaiwan Culmer, Antoine Lloyd and Nick Percy all captured Big Ten event titles on the final day of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Robert C. Haugh Track. Percy won his third-straight Big Ten discus title, while Culmer (triple jump) and Lloyd (110-meter hurdles) added the first Big Ten outdoor titles of their careers.

With a strong finish on Sunday, the Nebraska men climbed to third in the final team standings with 85 points after beginning the day in ninth place. Ohio State won with 109 points. The Husker men have placed no lower than third in each of the seven Big Ten Outdoor Championships since joining the conference before the 2012 season.

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

Culmer, Lloyd and Percy earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as event champions, while Brittni Wolczyk (javelin), Cody Walton (javelin) and Andy Neal (400-meter hurdles) earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as silver medalists.

Qualifiers to the NCAA West Preliminary Round will be determined early in the week, with athletes who have top-48 marks in the West Region earning bids to the competition. The NCAA West Preliminary Round is set for May 24-26 in Sacramento, California.