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Madison Yerigan qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump.

Track and Field

Huskers Finish With 20 National Qualifiers

The Nebraska track and field team secured three more bids to the NCAA Championships on Saturday on the final day of the NCAA West First Round at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif. 

The Huskers will have 20 entries at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas on June 7-10. It's the most NCAA qualifiers for the Huskers since getting 21 bids in 2014. 

On Saturday, it was high jumpers Jenna Rogers and Madison Yerigan punching their tickets to nationals, along with triple jumper Rhianna Phipps.

Rogers, a three-time first-team All-American, will make her fourth trip to nationals. The three-time Big Ten champion cleared 6-0 3/4 (1.85m). Rogers finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.  

Yerigan, who began her Husker career in 2017, will make her first career trip to the NCAA Championships after recording a personal-best 5-11 1/2 (1.82m). Yerigan brought home the bronze medal at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships two weeks ago and has set personal records in each of her last two meets. 

Phipps came up big on her last triple jump attempt with a season-best leap of 43-10 1/2 (13.37m), which moved her into the top 12 and locked up a trip to the NCAA meet. Phipps was a two-time nationals qualifier at Kansas State in 2021. 

Nebraska's NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifiers
Brithton Senior/Kavian Kerr/Lorenzo Paissan/Garrett Kaalund, Men's 4x100m Relay
Maddie Harris, Women's Javelin
Michael Hoffer, Men's High Jump
Axelina Johansson, Women's Shot Put
Taylor Latimer, Women's Shot Put
Darius Luff, Men's 110m Hurdles
Rhema Otabor, Women's Javelin
Maxwell Otterdahl, Men's Discus
Maxwell Otterdahl, Men's Shot Put
Arthur Petersen, Men's Javelin
Rhianna Phipps, Women's Triple Jump
Jenna Rogers, Women's High Jump
Dash Sirmon, Men's Javelin
Till Steinforth, Men's Decathlon
Till Steinforth, Men's Long Jump
Velecia Williams, Women's Long Jump
Jonah Wilson, Men's Discus 
Jonah Wilson, Men's Shot Put
Tyus Wilson, Men's High Jump
Madison Yerigan, Women's High Jump