The Nebraska track and field team earned 56 bids to the NCAA West Preliminary Round, set for May 24-27 at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.
The Huskers’ 56 entries at next week’s regional meet are the most for the program since 2010. The NU men earned 29 regional bids, while the women collected 27.
Athletes who rank among the top 48 in their respective events earned berths into the NCAA West Preliminary Round, as well as the 24 best relay times. The decathlon and heptathlon are not contested at the regional meet, as the top 24 scores nationally during the season automatically qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Till Steinforth ranks fourth in the nation (8,064 points) and has qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas on June 7-10.
The four-day regional meet will have the men compete on Wednesday and Friday, while the women will compete on Thursday and Saturday. Click here for a full schedule of events for the NCAA West Preliminary Round.
NCAA West Preliminary Round Qualifiers
Already qualified for Nationals: Till Steinforth, Decathlon
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