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Track and Field

Huskers Ready for Competitive Frank Sevigne

Nebraska track and field hosts the 48th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track this weekend, competing against athletes representing 22 other schools across the country.

Action begins with combined events at Noon on Friday, followed by field events at 4 p.m. and running events at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the heptathlon picks back up at 9:30 a.m., with running events beginning at 11 a.m. and field events at Noon.

Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Meet Information
Date: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 2-3
Location: Lincoln, Neb. (Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track)
Start Times: Friday - Combined Events: Noon / Field Events: 4 p.m. / Running Events: 6 p.m. 
Saturday - Combined Events: 9:30 a.m. / Running Events: 11 a.m. / Field Events: Noon 
Participating Schools: Nebraska, Augustana (S.D.), Baylor, Cincinnati, Cloud County CC, Concordia (Neb.), Doane, Dordt, Harding, Hastings, Iowa Central CC, Kansas, Missouri State, Mount Marty, Nebraska Wesleyan, Nebraska-Kearney, Northern Colorado, Northwestern (Iowa), South Dakota, St. Mary (Kan.), Utah, Washington, Wichita State

Meet Schedule (PDF)
Live Video
Live Results
Start Lists

NCAA Leaders
Athletes who rank in the top 16 nationally at the end of the regular season will qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, which will be held March 8-9 in Boston, Mass. The following Huskers currently rank in the top 16 in their respective events: 

Henry Zimmerman, Weight Throw, 74-8 1/4 (22.76m), No. 4 NCAA
Kevin Shubert, Shot Put, 63-2 (19.25m), No. 10 NCAA
Micaylon Moore, Triple Jump, 52-3 1/4 (15.93m), No. 10 NCAA
Jenna Rogers, High Jump, 6-2 3/4 (1.90m), No. 3 NCAA
Mine De Klerk, Shot Put, 57-3 (17.45m), No. 8 NCAA
Amelia Flynt, Shot Put, 56-0 1/2 (17.08m), No. 14 NCAA

All-Time Top-10 Performances
The following Huskers have either improved their marks or cracked the all-time top-10 indoor charts at Nebraska this season: 

Henry Zimmerman, Weight Throw, 74-8 1/4 (22.76m), No. 1
Micaylon Moore, Triple Jump, 52-3 1/4 (15.93m), No. 10
Jenna Rogers, High Jump, 6-2 3/4 (1.90m), No. 2
Mine De Klerk, Shot Put, 57-3 (17.45m), No. 4
Berlyn Schutz, Mile, 4:41.91, No. 6
Amelia Flynt, Shot Put, 56-0 1/2 (17.08m), No. 6
Cammy Garabian, Weight Throw, 65-0 1/2 (19.82m), No. 7
Johanna Ilves, 60m Hurdles, 8.38, T-No. 9
Hillevi Carlsson, Weight Throw, 63-3 1/2 (19.29m), No. 10

Huskers in the Polls
The Nebraska track and field program opened the first week of the USTFCCCA rankings inside the top 25 for both the men and the women after competing at the Graduate Classic, Prairie Wolf Invitational and Mark Colligan Memorial.

The Husker men came in at No. 14, while the women are ranked 24th. That marks the best week one indoor ranking for the women since 2013, when they came in at 23rd.

The first weekly USTFCCCA Event Squad Rankings were released on Monday, Jan. 29 where the Nebraska men came in at No. 3 in the weight throw, No. 7 in the high jump and No. 10 in the shot put. The Husker women rank No. 3 in the triple jump, No. 5 in the long jump, No. 5 in the shot put and No. 8 in the weight throw.

Zimmerman Earns Second Big Ten Weekly Award
Henry Zimmerman was named the Big Ten Men’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, Jan. 24 by the conference office.

For the second-consecutive week, Zimmerman was honored by the conference as a top performer with his record-breaking weight throw mark at the Mark Colligan Memorial.

A week after breaking Nebraska's school record at the Graduate Classic, Zimmerman improved his personal-best weight throw mark to break his own record. He won the event at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a mark of 74-8 1/4 (22.76m), after hitting 73-6 3/4 (22.42m) the previous weekend. Along with the school record, Zimmerman's throw is No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 4 in the NCAA.

Nebraska's 2024 Big Ten Track & Field Weekly Awards
Jan. 17: Henry Zimmerman
Jan. 24: Henry Zimmerman

Johansson Named to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List
Axelina Johansson was one of 10 track and field athletes nationally named to The Bowerman 2024 women's preseason watch list on Tuesday. The Bowerman, presented by the USTFCCCA, is the highest track and field accolade given annually to the most outstanding college male and female athletes. First awarded in 2009, watch lists have been released since 2010. 

A four-time All-American, Johansson claimed the 2023 Outdoor NCAA title and Indoor NCAA silver medal in the shot put. The junior from Hok, Sweden swept the Big Ten shot put titles last season, putting up a school record-breaking mark of 64-1 1/4 (19.54m) at the outdoor meet to earn the Big Ten Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year honor. Earlier in the season, Johansson topped the indoor school record book, throwing a 63-4 (19.30m) at the Frank Sevigne Invitational. Her best indoor and outdoor distances also broke the Swedish records.

2024 Indoor Season Meet Recaps
Graduate Classic (Day 1 - Jan. 12)
Graduate Classic (Day 2 - Jan. 13)
Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational (Jan. 19)
Mark Colligan Memorial (Jan. 20)