Nebraska women’s track and field finished ninth as a team on Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene Ore., with four more athletes earning All-America honors on the final day of competition. With 25.5 team points, the Husker women claimed their first back-to-back top-ten finish at the outdoor national meet since 2005-06. It was also the highest amount of team points at this meet since 2006.

Jenna Rogers earned her fifth First-Team All-America honor on Saturday, clearing 6-1 ½ (1.87m) to tie for fifth place. From Rutherford, N.J., this marked Rogers’s highest-career finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She’s been a force for Nebraska through the years, as a three-time Big Ten Champion and a six-time All-American, while ranking fourth in school history in the outdoor high jump and second in school history in the indoor high jump.

Ashley McElmurry brought in her first All-America honor, being named to the second team with a 10th-place finish in the triple jump (43-5, 13.23m). The senior from Missoula, Mont. jumped 44-8 ¾ (13.63m) at regionals, a personal-best and the fifth-best mark in school history. Rhianna Phipps added a 14th-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 42-8 ¼ (13.01m). Earning Second-Team All-American status, Phipps is now a four-time All-American. From St. Thomas, Jamaica, she holds the ninth-best wind-legal triple jump mark in school history 43-11 ¾ (13.40m), but hit a slightly wind-aided 44-10 ¼ (13.67m) at regionals.

Kalynn Meyer was named a Second-Team All-American in the discus, tossing a 179-2 (54.63m) to finish 15th at her first NCAA Championship appearance. From Superior, Neb., Meyer hit the third-best mark in school history at regionals with a 190-0 (57.92m).

While the collegiate season is over, select Huskers will return to Eugene, Ore. June 21-30 for the USATF Olympic Trials.


Nebraska men’s track and field tied for 13th in the team standings at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, powered by Darius Luff bringing home a title and Tyus Wilson securing silver on Friday. With 19 total team points in the tie for 13th, the Husker men earned their best team finish since tying for 10th in 2016 and brought in their most team points since 2014.

Luff became the first NCAA 110m Hurdles Champion in school history with a blazing 13.19 clocked at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. This marks Luff’s seventh NCAA Championship meet and fourth time being named a First-Team All-American. The senior from Lincoln, Neb. is now tied for ninth in collegiate history and eighth in the world this year. 

Wilson capped his season as the NCAA high jump runner-up, clearing 7-3 ¾ (2.23m) and garnering his third-career First-Team All-America honor. The junior from Sterling, Kan. claimed fourth at the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships and the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships, making tonight his highest finish at the national meet. Wilson’s personal-best is 7-6 (2.29m), cleared on his way to winning this season’s Big Ten title. That height makes him the third-best high jumper in school history.

In the triple jump, Terrol Wilson made the final and closed in ninth with a distance of 53-2 ¼ (16.21m). From Kingston, Jamaica, he brought in his second Second-Team All-America honor and was just one place off of being named to the first team. Micaylon Moore placed 10th with a leap of 52-10 ¾ (16.12m) and was named a Second-Team All-American. The two-time All-American was named to the first team after the indoor season, finishing seventh in the triple jump at the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships. The triple jump duo of Wilson and Moore have both made an impact on Nebraska’s record books this season, with Wilson fourth all-time (53-10 ¼, 16.41m) and Moore fifth all-time (53-6 ¼, 16.31m). Moore also jumped to seventh in school history in the long jump this season (25-9 ½, 7.86m).


Nebraska senior Brett Sears was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) District 6 Player of the Year, the organization announced Friday.

The senior becomes the ninth Husker in program history to be named District Player of the Year, including the second in a row after Max Anderson in 2023.

A semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and National Pitcher of the Year, Sears was the Big Ten’s Pitcher of the Year and a First-Team All-Big Ten honoree while posting a 9-1 record with a 2.16 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 104 innings.

Sears had a breakout 2024 campaign, ranking among the national leaders throughout the season. The Westphalia, Iowa, native is fifth nationally with a 2.16 ERA and 0.88 WHIP, 19th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.32), 20th in hits allowed/9 inn. (6.23) and 24th in walks allowed/9 inn. (1.64).

After Nebraska’s win over Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament, the senior became the first NU pitcher since at least 1999 to reach a 9-0 record on the mound.

Sears is the first Husker hurler with 100-plus strikeouts in a season since 2008 after compiling 101 punchouts, which is ninth-most in a season in program history. Sears also completed the season tied for eighth in program history with 104 innings pitched in 2024.