Nine Nebraska track and field athletes will compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships, which begin Friday in College Station, Texas.
Antoine Lloyd (60-meter hurdles), Landon Bartel (high jump), Grant Anderson (high jump), Kaiwan Culmer (triple jump), Angela Mercurio (triple jump) and the men’s 4x400-meter relay of Sam Bransby, Elijah Lucy, Moujtaba Mohammed and Andy Neal will compete for the Huskers. Bartel, Culmer and Neal are making their second career appearances at the NCAA Indoor Championships, while the rest of the Huskers will be competing there for the first time.
Bartel was a second-team indoor All-American in 2016, while Culmer was a first-team All-American in the triple jump a year ago. Neal was a second-team All-American with the 4x400 relay in 2016.
Bartel, a two-time Big Ten champion, reached a personal-best mark of 7 feet, 3¾ inches earlier this year, which ranks ninth nationally.
NU women's high jumper Petra Luteran qualified for the indoor nationals, but will miss the meet after suffering an injury at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.
Lloyd, who is seeded fifth in his event, is the only Husker competing Friday. The others will compete Saturday.