Nebraska's George Kusche placed seventh in the 1,500-meter race at the West Regional track meet Saturday in Sacramento, California, making him part of a host of Husker qualifiers for the NCAA meet.

Kusche crossed in 3 minutes, 41.49 seconds.

Burger Lambrechts placed seventh in the shot put to qualify. Lambrechts, coming off 16th place in the discus a day earlier, threw 63 feet, 6 inches in the shot.

The Huskers' other national qualifiers from Saturday's early results were Luke Siedhoff with a sixth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (:13.73) and Mayson Conner, who finished fifth in the high jump (7-1).

The Husker women picked up two national qualifiers as the 4x100 relay placed 11th (:44.61) and Chanel Freeman placed ninth in the 100 hurdles (:13.20).

The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will take place in Austin, Texas on June 5-8.

Concordia's Shaw wins discus title again: Addie Shaw led three Bulldogs in the top six in women's discus, claiming her second straight national title with a throw of 152 feet, 2 inches, at the NAIA National Championships in Lewiston, Idaho.

Samantha Liermann was fourth (144-5) and Carley Weisser was sixth (142-5), helping the Bulldogs accumulate 44 points as a team to finish fifth. GPAC athletes claimed five of the top six spots, with Hastings' Keely Parish (148-5) and Doane's Kate Grint (144-9) taking second and third, respectively.

Concordia's women's 4x400-meter relay team of Rachel Battershell, Sarah Lewis, Jamie Nikodym and Jacee Pfeifer finished sixth 3:52.15 to earn All-America honors.

Doane's Zach Muff joined Grint as a Tiger All-American with a fifth-place finish in the men's pole vault, along with Alexis Dale (fourth) and Shay Brown (tied for fifth) in the women's high jump. Grint also earned All-America status with a fourth-place finish in the shot put earlier in the meet.

Concordia's Gavin DeHaai finished in a tie for seventh in the men's pole vault.

The Hastings women's 4x100-meter relay team of Shantinique Cunningham, Julyah Wilson, Karsen Sears and Daisy Maessner earned All-American status just by qualifying, and finished seventh in the final.

York's Mason Held finished fourth in the men's 400 with a time of :47.03.

British Columbia swept the team competitions, with the men scoring 80 and the women 91 points.

UNK's Jackson and Schmidt earn All-American honors: Sophomores Montrez Jackson and Tiara Schmidt earned All-America honors at the 2019 NCAA Divison II Outdoor Championships in Kingsville, Texas.

Jackson came in sixth in the men's high jump with a leap of 6-11. Jackson, also a Loper wide receiver in football, missed on two attempts on 7-0¼ and then didn't clear 7-1½. Jackson is UNK's first outdoor All-American in the high jump since Derek Bailey in 2003.

Schmidt finished 11th in the women's shot put with a toss of 48-4, grabbing a second-team honor. Schmidt is UNK's first outdoor All-American since 2015 and the first in the shot put since Jackie Ziemke in the 2014 indoor meet.


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