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Mark Freyhof to Compete at National Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

As announced during the NCAA Cross Country Selection Show on Saturday, Mark Freyhof will be competing as an at-large selection at the 2018 NCAA National Championships.

Mark Freyhof finished 10th in the men’s 10K at the Midwest Regional Championships on Friday with a time of 31:08.9. His finish gave him a shot at snagging an at-large bid as an individual. During the NCAA Selection Show on Saturday, the NCAA announced Freyhof would be appearing at the National Championships as an at-large selection from the Midwest Region.

"I'm so excited to represent the University of Nebraska at the Cross Country Championships this coming weekend," said Freyhof. "I am thankful for my coaches and teammates who have been there all season to help push me to be the best that I can be. I look forward to running my best race ever with some of the best runners in the nation!"

Freyhof will join George Kusche, who automatically qualified at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on Friday. Kusche qualified by finishing fourth with a time of 31:02.8.

“I am so happy for Mark (Freyhof) and our program,” Harris said. “He led the race yesterday from the start to the 8,000 meter mark. That shows his toughness and the training he puts in.”

This will be the first time since 2010 that Nebraska has two athletes competing at the National Championships. Lara Crofford and David Adams were the last two Huskers to represent Nebraska at the National Championships at the same time. This also marks the first time since 1997 that Nebraska had two male individuals selected for the meet. Cleophas Boor and Jeroen Broekzitter both qualified as individuals in 1997.

Kusche and Freyhof will wrap up their stellar seasons at the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 17.

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