Jun 06, 2024

Huskers collect two All-America Honors on Wednesday

Posted Jun 06, 2024 2:39 PM

Story by NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska track and field opened the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday in Eugene, Ore. at Hayward Field with two athletes earning All-America honors and one claiming a spot in his respective final.

Kevin Shubert garnered his first career First-Team All-America honor tonight in the shot put, placing eighth with a distance of 64'5" (19.63m). The senior from Omaha has been named a Second-Team All-American on two occasions, at the 2021 and 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Darius Luff was an automatic qualifier for the 110m hurdles final, winning his semifinal heat with a time of 13.31. He’ll run in search of a title on Friday at 8:42 p.m. (CT). This marks the senior’s fourth NCAA final out of his seven NCAA Championship appearances.

Garrett Kaalund was named a Second-Team All-American in the 200m, finishing 13th with a time of 20.38. The sophomore from San Antonio, Texas has broken the school record on multiple occasions, with the most recent record set at the NCAA West Preliminary Round with a 20.25.

In the javelin, Dash Sirmon (221-8, 67.57m) and Tyler Brown 218-2 (66.50m) finished 19th and 20th.

The women are set to start competition tomorrow, with Hillevi Carlsson leading off Nebraska’s action in the hammer throw at 5 p.m. (CT). Field events can be streamed on ESPN+ throughout the evening, while running events can be watched on ESPN2.