Nick Percy placed eighth in the discus with a throw of 186-1 (56.72m) to earn first-team All-America honors for the second time.
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Three Huskers Earn First-Team All-America Honors

By NU Athletic Communications

Eugene, Ore. - On a rainy third day at the NCAA Championships, three Nebraska athletes earned first-team All-America honors, as Antoine Lloyd (110-meter hurdles), Luke Siedhoff (110-meter hurdles) and Nick Percy (discus) each earned the honor Friday at Hayward Field.

Lloyd and Siedhoff both earned first-team All-America honors in the 110-meter hurdles, as Lloyd placed fifth with a time of 13.94, while Siedhoff was seventh in 13.99. Lloyd earned his first outdoor first-team honor, as he was also a first-team All-American in the 60-meter hurdles indoors this season with a school-record time of 7.60 to finish second. He also earned second-team All-America honors in last year's outdoor championships. Siedhoff earned the honor as he was making his first NCAA appearance.

Percy added the second All-America honor of his career, as he placed eighth with a throw of 186-1 (56.72m). He entered the final three throws sitting in ninth place, needing to move up at least one spot to earn first-team honors, and did just that as he found his best throw on his fourth attempt. The 2016 NCAA champion ends his Husker career ranked No. 3 on NU's all-time chart with a personal best throw of 207-11 (63.38m).

Senior Landon Bartel placed ninth in the high jump, as he had a best clearance of 7-1 3/4 (2.18m) to earn second-team All-America honors. The next height in the progression was 7-3 (2.21m), which would've been a personal best outdoors for Bartel, but he was unable to gain a good clearance. He wraps up his Husker career as a two-time second-team All-American both indoors and outdoors.

In the triple jump, Kaiwan Culmer earned second-team All-America honors, as he placed ninth with a best leap of 52-9 1/2 (16.09m). Culmer adds a second-team honor to his first-team award outdoors in 2016 and indoors in 2017, as well as second-team award indoors earlier this season.

Carlos Davis, making his first NCAA Championships appearance, placed 23rd in the discus with a throw of 161-1 (49.10m), as he took home USTFCCCA Honorable Mention.

The trio of first-team All-America honors earned Friday give the NU men 179 all-time outdoor All-Americans. Husker athletes have received a total of 638 first-team All-America awards across all competitions (men and women, indoors and outdoors). In addition to Bartel and Culmer, NU's 4x400-meter relay team took home second-team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, while five athletes brought home USTFCCCA Honorable Mention.

The Husker men finished the competition tied for 40th with seven team points.

Nebraska's USTFCCCA First-Team All-Americans
Antoine Lloyd, 110m Hurdles - 13.94 (5th)
Luke Siedhoff, 110m Hurdles - 13.99 (7th)
Nick Percy, Discus - 186-1 (56.72m) (8th)

Nebraska's USTFCCCA Second-Team All-Americans
Landon Bartel, High Jump - 7-1 3/4 (2.18m) (9th)
Kaiwan Culmer, Triple Jump - 52-9 1/2 (16.09m) (9th)
Men's 4x400-Meter Relay (Andy Neal, Moujtaba Mohammed, Ty Moss, Sam Bransby) – 3:05.43 (10th)

Nebraska's USTFCCCA Honorable Mention Honorees
Brittni Wolczyk, Javelin - 158-9 (48.38m) (17th)
Raynesha Lewis, Long Jump - 19-11 (6.07m) (19th)
Carlos Davis, Discus - 161-1 (49.10m) (23rd)
Nick Percy, Hammer Throw - 202-5 (61.70m) (23rd)
Moujtaba Mohammed, 800-Meter Run - 1:54.78 (24th)

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