The Nebraska track and field team began competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on Wednesday. The men took center stage on day one, while the women begin action on Thursday.
Two Huskers advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles, as Antoine Lloyd and Luke Siedhoff become the first pair of teammates to qualify for the finals in the event since 2008. Lloyd automatically qualified, as he placed second in his heat and sixth in the semifinal round with a time of 13.61. Siedhoff took third in Heat 1 with a wind-aided PR of 13.71 and had to wait out the conclusion of three heats, but did earn qualification on time as he finished with the eighth-fastest qualifying time.
Prior to Wednesday, NU had not had a finalist in the 110-meter hurdles since Lehann Fourie placed sixth in 2010. A pair of Texas Tech teammates, Shawon Harris and Omo Osaghae, were the last teammates to qualify for the finals in the event in 2008. Three Houston sprinters qualified for the finals of the men’s 100-meter dash on Wednesday as well.
The finals for the men’s 110-meter hurdles are set for Friday at 8:12 p.m. (CT). Siedhoff will run out of Lane 1, while Lloyd will be in Lane 2.