George

Kusche

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Year: Freshman
Hometown: Malelane, South Africa
High School: Afrikaans Hor Seunskool
Graduating Year: 2018

Bio

Personal Bests
8K: 23:39.0 (10/28/18)
10K: 30:12.2 (11/17/18)

Honors
USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region (2018)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2018)  
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2018)
First-Team All-Big Ten (2018)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)

2018 (Freshman)
Opened up his collegiate career with a third-place finish at Augustana Twilight and ran a time of 21:26.9, helping the Huskers take home the team crown…finished fifth at the Greeno/Dirksen Invite with a time of 24:41.4…placed fourth at Loyola Lakefront, running a time of 23:58.0…ran in 24th at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals with a time of 24:15.3…earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades at the Big Ten Championships, finished third and ran an 8K PR time of 23:39.0, the third-place finish was the best a Husker has ever finished at the Big Ten Championships and was the best finish by a Nebraska male runner at a conference championship since 1997…punched his ticket to the National Championships with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 31:02.8, with his finish he became the first Husker to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 2010 and garnered All-Region honors…finished 55th at the NCAA Championships with a 10K personal-best time of 30:12.0, it was the best finish by a Husker at the National Championships since 2008 and the best finish by a Nebraska male runner since 1997...earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors…was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Before Nebraska
Joined the Huskers from Malelane, South Africa...attended Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool High School...competed in the 800m at the World Junior Championships in Poland in 2016 and ran 1:47.53 in the semifinal...finished fourth at the South African National Championships in 1:47.45, a personal best...set the fastest 1,000m time ever run by a junior South African, 2:19.08...was the South African junior champion in the 800m and the 1,500m in 2017...was the champion of the 800m at the 2017 Brussels Grand Prix, featuring some of the top middle distance runners around the world....attended University of Pretoria in 2017 and set a personal best of 3:41.18 in the 1,500m...also set PRs of 1:17.86 in the 600m and 3:58.96 in the mile.

Personal
Born Aug. 6, 1998...parents are Alf and Susan...major is actuarial science.

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Woody Greeno Invitational
Jarren Heng - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013
Isabel Andrade - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013