Patrick Raedler is the third Husker at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships to grab All-American honors after he finished 8th in the long jump. Raedler became a three-time All-American with a jump of 24 feet, 4 and a quarter inches as his fifth jump moved him from ninth to eighth.
The Huskers also earned a berth in the finals as the men’s 4×400-meter relay advancing to Saturday’s final round. Anne Martin closed the first day of heptathlon competition in 15th place. Will Lohman finished 18th in the men’s hammer throw. Sean Pille finished seventh in the third heat of the men’s 110-meter hurdles, and missed advancing to the finals.