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John Welk
Position: Sprints
Year: Junior
City/State: Bismarck, N.D.
High School: St. Mary's
Experience: High School
Personal Bests
Indoor
60m: 6.88
200m: 21.58
Outdoor
100m: 10.75, 10.57w
200m: 21.54, 21.39w

NCAA Championships
2014 (O): 4x100, 39.52 (11th)
2013 (O): 4x100, 39.84 (15th)
2012 (O): 4x100, 40.25 (21st)

Big Ten Championships
2014 (O): 100m, 10.81 (14th); 4x100, 58.71 (9th)
2013 (I): 60m 6.96 (19th); 200m, 21.82 (21st)
2013 (O): 100m, 10.97 (17th); 4x100, 40.23 (2nd)
2012 (O): 100m, 10.86 (18th); 200m, 21.80 (22nd)

Honors
All-America Second Team (2014 NCAA Outdoor - 4x100-Meter Relay)
All-America Second Team (2013 NCAA Outdoor - 4x100-Meter Relay)
All-America Honorable Mention (2012 NCAA Outdoor - 4x100-Meter Relay)
All-Big Ten Second Team (2013 Outdoor - 4x100-Meter Relay)
NCAA Elite 89 Award (2013, 2014 Outdoor Championships)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2014)
Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2012, 2013, 2014)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, Fall 2014)

2014 (Junior)
Indoor: Competed in four meets with the Huskers throughout the 2014 indoor season...recorded a season-best time of 6.91 in the 60-meter prelims at the Holiday Inn Invitational...registered a season-best time of 21.98 in the 200 meters of the Nebraska Tune-Up for a sixth-place finish. Outdoor: Finished second place at the Nebraska Quad with a personal-best wind-aided time of 10.57 in the 100 meters before competing in the Big Ten Championships and finishing 14th with a time of 10.81...earned second-team All-America honors with the 4x100-meter relay team with a time of 39.52 for an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...earned the NCAA Elite 89 Award for the second straight season with the top GPA among all competitors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...was also a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, academic All-Big Ten, a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team pick, Tom Osborne Citizenship Team member and a Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection both semesters.

2013 (Sophomore)
Earned second-team All-America honors in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, helping the team to a time of 39.84 for 15th place...earned the NCAA Elite 89 Award at the NCAA Championships for having the top GPA among all male competitors...guided the men’s 4x100-meter relay team to a second-place finish at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 40.23...earned second-team All-Big Ten honors...posted an outdoor season-best time of 10.76 in the 100 meters at the Nebraska Quad...notched an outdoor personal-best time of 21.54 in the 200 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational...recorded an indoor personal-best time of 6.88 in the preliminary round of the 60 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial...also posted an indoor personal-best time of 21.58 in the 200 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial...finished with a time of 6.96 in the 60 meters at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships, while notching a time of 21.82 in the 200 meters...named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar while earning academic All-Big Ten honors...claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

2012 (Freshman)
Earned honorable-mention All-America status as part of the men’s 4x100-meter relay team that competed at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships...recorded an indoor season-best mark of 6.91 in the 100 meters at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational...posted a season-best time of 21.98 in the 200 meters at the adidas Classic...recorded an outdoor season-best time of 10.75 in the 100 meters at the Nebraska Mini Meet...posted a wind-aided time of 10.69 in the 100 meters at the Nebraska Invitational...recorded a wind-aided time of 21.39 in the 200 meters at the Nebraska Invitational...posted a time of 21.80 in the 200 meters in the preliminary round of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships...competed in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships...helped the 4x100-meter relay team qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 39.97...was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters.

Before Nebraska (St. Mary’s)
Came to Nebraska as a North Dakota Class A state champion in the 100 and 200 meters...earned three state medals as a freshman in 2008, including a third-place finish in the 100 meters (11.05)...captured his first North Dakota state title as a sophomore with a time of 22.39 in the 200 and added a runner-up finish in the 100...set the state record in the 200 during the preliminaries at the 2009 state meet with a time of 21.66...swept the 100 and 200 meters in 2009 with times of 11.09 and 22.38, respectively...chose Nebraska over Tennessee, Georgia Tech and LSU.

Personal
Born July 2, 1992...parents are Paul and Janean...majoring in nutrition science.