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NCAA Track and Field Championships





Looks like the men finish 13th on the strength of Luff and High jumper Tyrus Wilson’s second place finish. Only one point from the “throwers”. Another nice season. The women will wrap up tomorrow.
 




 

"Nebraska track and field is sending nine athletes to the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials, hosted in Eugene, Ore. June 21-30.

The Huskers have 49 total Olympians in program history and look to build on that throughout the eight days of competition.

Dash Sirmon, Kevin Shubert, Ashley McElmurry and Jenna Rogers are among the first group of Huskers to compete at Hayward Field.

Sirmon’s last season was highlighted by launching a 265-3 (80.86m) in the javelin at the Big Ten Championships to break the school record and claim silver. The sophomore from Walla Walla, Wash. represented NU at the NCAA Championships and finished with an All-America Honorable Mention. From Omaha, Neb., Shubert is set for the shot put on Friday night. He garnered First-Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, finishing eighth with a distance of 64-5 (19.63m). At 8:50 p.m. (CT) on Friday, McElmurry will take on the triple jump. The senior from Missoula, Mont. recently made her NCAA Championship debut where she was named a Second-Team All-American. She jumped a personal-best 44-8 ¾ (13.63m) at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to move up to fifth on Nebraska’s all-time list.

Rogers, a five-time First-Team All-American and the 2023 USATF Outdoor Silver Medalist in the high jump, competes Saturday evening. Her best high jump mark of 2024 was posted at the Graduate Classic in January with a 6-2 ¾ (1.90m). At this season’s NCAA Outdoor Championships, Rogers tied for fifth with a clearance of 6-1 ½ (1.87m).

Darius Luff, the 2024 NCAA 110m Hurdles Champion, runs in round one on Monday evening. The Lincoln native is a seven-time NCAA Championship qualifier and a four-time First-Team All-American. Luff clocked a personal-best 13.19 to win the national title, which is a school record, ninth in collegiate history and 12th in the world this year.

On Thursday, June 27, Tyus Wilson and Garrett Kaalund will take the stage for the first time for their respective first rounds. Wilson, a junior from Sterling, Kan., is the NCAA Outdoor runner-up in the high jump, clearing 7-3 3/4 (2.23m). He hit a personal-best height of 7-6 (2.29m) to win the Big Ten title, ranking him third in school history and tied for 11th in the world. That height is also the best clearance in the NCAA this season. Kaalund broke the 200m school record on multiple occasions this season. From San Antonio, Texas, he was named a Second-Team All-American in the 200m, finishing 13th with a time of 20.38. Kaalund ran a personal-best 20.25 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to secure his first NCAA Championship qualification in an individual event.

Maddie Harris (women’s javelin) and Micaylon Moore (men’s triple jump) will make an appearance on Friday, June 28. From Lee's Summit, Mo., Harris redshirted this season but is the 2023 USATF Javelin Champion, a two-time First-Team All-American and a two-time Big Ten Champion. Harris has the second-best javelin mark in school history behind this year’s NCAA Champion Rhema Otabor.
Moore was named a Second-Team All-American in the outdoor triple jump this year, finishing 10th with a distance of 52-10 ¾ (16.12m). The senior from Fort Collins, Colo. earned two top-three finishes at the Big Ten Championships with a 25-9 ½ (7.86m) in the long jump to take second and a 53-6 ¼ (16.31m) in the triple jump to claim third. Moore is the 2024 Big Ten Indoor Triple Jump Champion and a two-time All-American. After this outdoor season, he is fifth in school history in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump."

U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials
Dates:
June 21-30
Location: Eugene, Ore. (Hayward Field)
Television & Webcast Schedule: Link
Full Schedule: Link
 
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Just wanted to throw this nugget in here. Wes Ferguson from UNK will run at the Olympic Trials. I did track with Wes' dad and they actually live right around the corner from me now.

 

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