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Rhianna Phipps finished 13th in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Track and Field

Husker Women Finish Eighth at NCAA Championships

The Nebraska women's track and field team finished in eighth place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

With 25 points and a top-10 finish, the Husker women had their best performance at the NCAA meet since tying for fourth in 2006. The 25 team points came from two individual national champions - Axelina Johansson (shot put) and Rhema Otabor (javelin) - and a fourth-place finish from Maddie Harris in the javelin. 

On the final day of the meet on Saturday, Rhianna Phipps jumped 43-9 3/4 (13.35m) in the triple jump to finish 13th and earn second-team All-America honors. 

Jenna Rogers placed 13th in the high jump, clearing 5-11 1/4 (1.81m). The second-team All-America honor is the fourth All-America honor for the sophomore. 

Madison Yerigan also cleared 5-11 1/4 (1.81m) in the high jump and finished 18th, which earned her USTFCCCA honorable mention. 

Nebraska's NCAA Championships Finishes (1-8 = First-Team All-America; 9-16 = Second-Team All-America; 17-24 = Honorable Mention)
1. Axelina Johansson, Shot Put, 63-3 1/4 (19.28m)
1. Rhema Otabor, Javelin, 195-2 (59.49m)
t4. Tyus Wilson, High Jump, 7-1 (2.16m)
4. Maxwell Otterdahl, Shot Put, 67-4 (20.52m)
4. Till Steinforth, Decathlon, 7,991
4. Maddie Harris, Javelin, 187-10 (57.26m) 
6. Darius Luff, 110m Hurdles, 13.38
10. Velecia Williams, Long Jump, 20-2 1/4 (6.15m)
10. Jonah Wilson, Shot Put, 64-9 3/4 (19.75m)
11. Arthur Petersen, Javelin, 236-10 (72.20m)
12. Till Steinforth, Long Jump, 25-4 1/2 (7.73m)
13. Jenna Rogers, High Jump, 5-11 1/4 (1.81m)
13. Rhianna Phipps, Triple Jump, 43-9 3/4 (13.35m)
13. Maxwell Otterdahl, Discus, 192-3 (58.60m)
13. Dash Sirmon, Javelin, 230-4 (70.20m)
14. Michael Hoffer, High Jump, 6-11 (2.11m)
15. Brithton Senior, Kavian Kerr, Lorenzo Paissan, Garrett Kaalund, 4x100m Relay, 38.91
18. Madison Yerigan, High Jump, 5-11 1/4 (1.81m)
20. Taylor Latimer, Shot Put, 53-11 (16.43m) 
20. Jonah Wilson, Discus, 183-1 (55.81m)