George

Kusche

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

Bio

TFRRS All-Time Performances

Personal Bests
Indoor
800m: 1:50.77 (1/26/19)
Mile: 3:59.61 (2/2/19)
3,000m: 7:57.16o (2/8/19)
5,000m: 14:22.75 (2/23/19)
Outdoor
800m: 1:47.45 (4/16/16)
1,500m: 3:39.33 (5/2/19)
5,000m: 14:36.21 (5/12/19)

NCAA Championships
2019 (O): 1,500m - 3:46.87 (15th)

Big Ten Championships
2019 (O): 1,500m - 3:44.46 (4th); 5,000m - 14:36.21 (4th)
2019 (I): Mile - 4:04.20 (4th); 3,000m - 8:26.82 (3rd); 5,000m - 14:22.75 (14th)

Honors
USTFCCCA All-America Second Team (1,500m - 2019 Outdoor) 
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)

2019 (Freshman)
Indoor: Placed third in the 3,000m (8:26.82) and fourth in the mile (4:04.20) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...also finished 14th in the 5,000m with a personal-best time of 14:22.75 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, the No. 6 time on a standard track in program history...became the first Husker in school history to run a sub-4:00 mile on a standard 200-meter track with a personal-best time of 3:59.61 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational...broke the school record in the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic with a personal-best time of 7:57.16o, the fastest indoor time in school history on any size of track...ran a time of 8:08.89 in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Invitational, the No. 5 time on a standard track in NU history.

Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 1,500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:46.87 to earn USTFCCCA second-team All-America honors...placed fourth in both the 1,500m (3:44.46) and 5,000m (14:36.21 - PR) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships...set a personal best of 3:39.33 in the 1,500m at the Payton Jordan Invitational, the current No. 4 time in NU history in the event...ran a season-best time of 1:49.28A in the 800m at the Texas Tech Shootout...won the 800m title at the Beach Invitational.

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 season 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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2018 Big Ten Indoor T&F Highlights
Nebraska Tune-Up Highlights
Frank Sevigne Highlights - Day 2