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Track and Field

Huskers Take on Tyson Invitational

Nebraska track and field looks to continue climbing the ranks while they hit the road for the first time this season at the esteemed Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. 

Athletes from 35 different schools will be represented at the Randal Tyson Track Complex, with field events beginning at 1:45 p.m. and running events starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. 

Tyson Invitational Meet Information
Date: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10
Location: Fayetteville, Ark. (Randal Tyson Track Complex)
Start Times: Friday - Field Events: 1:45 p.m. / Running Events: 2:30 p.m.; Saturday - Field Events: 10:30 a.m. / Running Events: 12:30 p.m.
Participating Schools: Nebraska, Academy of Art, Akron, Arizona State, Arkansas, Barton CC, Butler CC, Campbell, Drake, Eastern Michigan, Fairleigh Dickinson, Florida, Houston Christian, Indiana, Indiana State, Iowa, Iowa State, Iowa Western CC, Kansas, Kansas State, Kent State, Little Rock, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Missouri, North Texas, Northern Colorado University, Ole Miss, South Dakota, Stephen F Austin, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas A&M University Texarkana, Utah State, Virginia Tech, Youngstown State

Meet Schedule (PDF)
Friday Live Stream
Saturday Live Stream
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: 

Till Steinforth, Heptathlon, 6,097, No. 2 NCAA
Kevin Shubert, Shot Put, 65-3 1/4 (19.89m), No. 3 NCAA
Henry Zimmerman, Weight Throw, 75-1 1/4 (22.89m), No. 4 NCAA
Darius Luff, 60m Hurdles, 7.70, T-No. 9 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, 58-4 1/2 (17.79m), No. 6 NCAA
Rhianna Phipps, Triple Jump, 43-2 1/2 (13.17m), No. 12 NCAA
Amelia Flynt, Shot Put, 56-0 1/2 (17.08m), No. 16 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, 75-1 1/4 (22.89m), No. 1
Niko Schultz, 800m, 1:48.10, No. 2
Kevin Shubert, 65-3 1/4 (19.89m), No. 8
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, 58-4 1/2 (17.79m), No. 3
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
Kalynn Meyer, Shot Put, 55-0 3/4 (16.78m), No. 8
Johanna Ilves, 60m Hurdles, 8.38, T-No. 9
Rhianna Phipps, Triple Jump, 43-2 1/2 (13.17m), No. 9
Ariel Ammentorp, Weight Throw, 64-0 1/4 (19.51m), No. 9
Hillevi Carlsson, Weight Throw, 63-3 1/2 (19.29m), No. 10

Huskers in the Polls
Nebraska men's track and field is ranked eighth in the third week of the USTFCCCA rankings after a big weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

The Husker men have posted five marks inside the top-10 nationally, while adding four all-time marks this season.

After his first time competing in the heptathlon this season, Till Steinforth jumped to No. 2 in the NCAA with 6,097 points. Henry Zimmerman broke the weight throw school record for the third time this season, posting a 75-1 1/4 (22.89m) to rank fourth nationally. Kevin Shubert moved to No. 3 in the country and No. 8 all-time in the shot put on Saturday with a mark of 65-3 1/4 (19.89m). Darius Luff is tied for ninth in the 60m hurdles after his season debut 7.70 over the weekend. Micaylon Moore adds a top-ten ranking, hitting 52-3 1/4 (15.93m) in the triple jump at the Mark Colligan Memorial.

The Husker men are the top-ranked Big Ten team and have six event squads ranked in the top 10 nationally, including weight throw and triple jump at No. 2, high jump at No. 6, 60m hurdles and long jump at No. 7 and shot put at No. 9.

On the women's side, Nebraska is ranked No. 2 in triple jump, No. 3 in shot put, No. 4 in long jump, No. 8 in high jump, and No. 9 in the weight throw.

Steinforth Claims Big Ten Weekly Award
Till Steinforth earned the Big Ten Men's Field Athlete of the Week honor on Feb. 7, announced by the conference office.

In his first time competing in the heptathlon this season, Steinforth topped the standings at the competitive Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational over the weekend with 6,097 points, ranking second in the NCAA. Entering Saturday, Steinforth had 3,452 points after winning the 60m (6.80) and long jump (25-0 3/4, 7.64m) portions on Friday. He added solid shot put (46-8 1/4, 14.23m) and high jump (6-6, 1.98m) marks to put him in good position entering the final day. Steinforth then won the 60m hurdles with a 7.99, placed fourth in the pole vault with a 15-11 (4.85) and ran to third in the 1000m with a PR time of 2:47.08 to secure first place and the Devaney Center record. 

The Husker men have won the Big Ten Men's Field Athlete of the Week award every week they have competed, after Henry Zimmerman collected two in a row with school record-breaking performances.

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. Since then, he broke the school record a third time with a mark of 75-1 1/4 (22.89m) at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. That throw is currently 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, Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Jan. 24: Henry Zimmerman, Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Feb. 7: Till Steinforth, Men's Field Athlete of the Week

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)
Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (Day 1 - Feb. 2)
Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (Day 2 - Feb. 3)