A few years ago, Chase Wolinski thought her walk-on tryout for the Nebraska track and field team was not good enough to land her a spot on the team.

Now she's an All-American.

Wolinski placed fifth in the women's javelin at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday in Austin, Texas.

Wolinski's best throw was 176 feet, 4 inches, which came on her third attempt.

The winner, Stanford's Mackenzie Little, won with a toss of 195-0.

The fifth-place finish capped a big year for Wolinski, a Lincoln Northeast graduate who won a Big Ten outdoor championship in javelin, and placed second at the regional meet. She ranks fifth on NU's all-time charts with a mark of 180-1.

NU's Brittni Wolczyk and Sydney Ott earned second-team All-America honors, finishing 14th and 15th, respectively.

Husker football defensive lineman Carlos Davis was a second-team All-America in the discus, finishing 16th with a throw of 185-4. His twin brother, Khalil, made honorable mention by finishing 23rd (168-7). Eric Kicinski of Texas Tech won the title with a throw of 205-2.

Mayson Connor also earned second-team All-American honors in the high jump, clearing 7-1¾ to tie for 12th while competing at nationals for the first time. LSU's JuVaughn Harrison won the event at 7-5¼.

Texas Tech won the men's competition with 60 points, 10 better than Florida. Wisconsin was the top Big Ten team, tying for 18th with 16 points.  Friday's competitors were the last Huskers in the field at nationals. 

The women's team competition concludes Saturday.

Nebraska has now received 641 total first-team All-American honors in men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field events.


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