Nebraska Track And Field Competes At Nationals


The Nebraska men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the NCAA National Championship meet over the weekend in Eugene, Oregon. The Nebraska women finished with 25.5 points to finish ninth while the men’s team finished with 19 points to place in a tie for 13th.

It was the first time the women have finished in the top ten back to back years since the 2005-06 meet while the Big Ten champion men had their best finish since 2016 when they finished tied for 10th and the highest point total since 2014.

There were two national champions for Nebraska with Rhema Otabor setting an NCAA record in javelin at 210-7. Lincoln native Darius Luff became the first 110 meter hurdle winner in school history with a time of 13.19 seconds.

Nebraska athletics now goes quiet until the start of the fall sports season in August.