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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

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