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Nebraska's Loontjer named Big Ten field athlete of week

Nebraska's Loontjer named Big Ten field athlete of week

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Tyler Loontjer competes in an indoor meet at the Devaney Sports Center on Feb. 15, 2019.

Steven M. Sipple, Parker Gabriel and Chris Basnett talk through what's on deck for the last week of Nebraska's spring football session and what recruits are expected to be in town for the Red-White Spring Game next weekend. After that, a conversation about what NU has to do on the diamond to have a chance at hosting an NCAA regional, Thor's decision not to come back to the men's basketball program and the end of the volleyball season. 

Nebraska's Tyler Loontjer was named the Big Ten men's field athlete of the week.

The senior cleared 18 feet, 1 inch to win the Illini Big Ten Relays pole vault title Saturday in Champaign, Illinois, improving on his No. 4 all-time school mark. The Fillmore Central graduate topped his previous best of 17-10½.

Loontjer is ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten in pole vault, and No. 9 nationally.

He was won three pole vault titles in four meets this outdoor season.


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