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Former Husker Cernjul Set for World Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Former Nebraska track and field high jumper Marusa Cernjul will compete for Slovenia on Thursday at the IAAF World Championships in London. The women's high jump begins at 1:10 p.m. (Central).

Cernjul finished 21st at the Olympics last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and she was ninth at the European Indoor Championships this year. Cernjul's lifetime best is 6-4 (1.93m) and her best mark in 2017 is 6-3 1/4 (1.91m), which she achieved at the Nebraska Invitational competing unattached on May 6. 

Cernjul was a first-team All-American in the high jump for Nebraska at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing seventh, and she won the Big Ten outdoor title as a freshman in 2012. Her personal best in college was 6-1 1/4 (1.86), which ranks fourth in NU outdoor history.

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