17 Huskers Head to NCAA Outdoor Track Championships

The 17 student-athletes from the Nebraska track and field team who qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships will travel to Austin, Texas, this week to compete at Mike A. Meyers Stadium.

The Huskers earned 14 bids to the National Championships, with 13 individual qualifiers and one relay team all qualifying in Sacramento, California, at the NCAA West Preliminary Round two weeks ago. There will be a total of 11 student-athletes from the women’s team and six from the men’s squad competing.

Action for the Big Red will begin on Wednesday when George Kusche runs in the 1,500-meter semifinal at 6:46 p.m. Luke Siedhoff will compete in the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles at 7:32 p.m., while Burger Lambrechts Jr. will participate in the finals of the shot put at 8:40 p.m.