Jared Seay's pole vault PR helped him to a fourth-place finish in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Seay, Conner Earn First-Team All-America Honors

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska track and field team finished the indoor season at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday. Three Huskers earned All-America honors, including two first-team selections. 

Jared Seay finished in fourth place in the heptathlon to earn first-team All-America honors. Seay scored 5,847 points, the second-best mark in Nebraska school history. Seay set a personal best in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-11 1/4 (4.86m), and he ran 8.29 in the 60-meter hurdles and 2:57.51 in the 1,000 meters. The Ankeny, Iowa native recorded the best NCAA Championships finish by a Husker heptathlete since Bjorn Barrefors finished fourth in 2012. 

Mayson Conner took seventh place in the high jump to secure first-team All-America honors as well. The McCool Junction native matched his personal best of 7-3 3/4 (2.23m), which he set to win the Big Ten title, to wrap up his indoor season as the top freshman in the nation.

Senior Angela Mercurio earned second-team All-America honors in the triple jump for the second indoor season in a row, finishing in ninth place. The Kitchener, Ontario native finished her Husker career with a jump of 42-8 3/4 (13.02m) on her final attempt, which put her just one spot outside the top eight who earned first-team All-America honors. Mercurio, the Big Ten champion in the event who completed her outdoor eligibility last year, was a three-time All-American in her NU career and ranks No. 6 on NU's indoor triple jump chart.

In the team standings, the Husker men scored seven points and tied for 35th. 

Nebraska's 2019 NCAA Indoor Championship Finishes
Jared Seay - 4th, Heptathlon, 5,847
Mayson Conner - 7th, High Jump, 7-3 3/4 (2.23m)
Angela Mercurio - 9th, Triple Jump, 42-8 3/4 (13.02m)

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