Nebraska track and field senior thrower Jonah Wilson was a unanimous selection as the Big Ten Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the league’s head coaches on Wednesday.
Wilson earned the shot put silver medal at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday after a personal-best throw of 68-7 1/4 (20.91m). It was the No. 2 throw in school history and the best finish by a Husker men’s track and field athlete at the NCAA Indoor Championships since 2018.
A four-time USTFCCCA All-American, Wilson was also the Big Ten champion in the event in his first year in the conference after transferring from Washington. Following the meet, he was named the Big Ten Men’s Field Athlete of the Championships.
This marks the second year in a row a Husker thrower has won the Big Ten Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year honor, as Burger Lambrechts Jr. earned the distinction in 2022.
Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Awards
Men’s Track Athlete of the Year: Jackson Sharp, Wisconsin
Men’s Field Athlete of the Year: Jonah Wilson, Nebraska (unanimous vote)
Men’s Freshman of the Year: Handal Roban, Penn State
Women’s Track Athlete of the Year: Olivia Howell, Illinois
Women’s Field Athlete of the Year: Adelaide Aquilla, Ohio State
Women’s Freshman of the Year: Haley Kitching, Penn State
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