Huskers Track Ready for Regionals

The No. 7 men’s and No. 19 women’s Nebraska track and field teams will be in Norman, Okla., on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 for the NCAA Midwest Regional, where the team will look to add qualifiers to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Hosted by the University of Oklahoma at the John Jacobs Track and Field Complex, the two-day meet will be one of four regional meets across the country this weekend. To qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., on June 10-13, athletes must finish in the top five of an individual event or be a member of a top-three relay team.


The Huskers will be one of the largest squads in Norman, sending a total of 57 athletes, including 23 women and 34 men. Of the 57 competitors, seven Huskers will compete in two individual events, while the men will also run in both the 4×100- and 4×400-meter relay.


The meet is set to start on Friday at 11 a.m. with the women’s hammer throw, where junior Lisa Minnick will compete in her first regional meet. On the track, Dax Danns, Kirkland Thornton, Lukas Hulett and Scott Wims will be the first Huskers to run at 3:45 p.m. in the preliminaries of 4×100-meter relay. The men’s hammer will be the first event on Saturday, with Keith Lloyd, Eric Petersen and Brett Suckstorf throwing at 11 a.m. If the previously mentioned relay team makes the finals, they will again be the first Huskers on the track at 5:10 p.m.