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Culmer Heads to NCAA Indoor Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska junior triple jumper Kaiwan Culmer will compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas on Saturday.

Culmer will be the only Husker traveling to the national meet this weekend. The men's triple jump will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium. Culmer will be the first of the 16 competitors to jump. Live results are available here, and a live stream on WatchESPN.com is available here

The Nassau, Bahamas native enters the meet tied for 10th in the nation with his personal-best mark of 52-8 3/4 (16.07m), which he set at the Mark Colligan Memorial in January. This is Culmer's first NCAA Indoor Championships appearance. He finished eighth in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last year to earn first-team All-America honors for the first time. 

This season, Culmer won the triple jump competition in two of the four meets he competed in. He cleared at least 50 feet at every meet and his personal best ranks seventh in school history. The 2016 Big Ten indoor champion in the event, Culmer finished fourth at this year's conference championship.

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