First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
After a solid track season Jen Webers looks to be one of the women’s top five runners during the 2010 cross country season. Webers competed at the Big 12 Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000 meter. The Colorado native continues to improve on the course each season while proving herself in the classroom as a six-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection.
“Jen is a senior who has had a great summer of training and is coming off a pretty good track season,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “She is quite a bit improved and is looking at being one of our top runners.”
Jen Webers opened her junior campaign with a runner-up finish to teammate Erica Hamik at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where the Huskers took the top-five individual spots. She placed 23rd at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational to contribute to the Huskers’ fifth straight team title at the meet. Webers followed with a 61st-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and a 127th-place finish at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals to close the regular season.
Webers finished in the top 50 at the Big 12 Championships for the second straight year with a 41st-place time of 23:00.3 to help the women’s squad take fourth in the team race. She ended the season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she placed 75th with a time of 22:46.6. The finish improved on her 87th-place showing in 2008.
Webers continued to excel during the 2010 track and field season, as she set a personal best in the 3,000 meters during the indoor season with a time of 9:54.65 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. She also ran 9:53.51 in the 3K at the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Iowa State’s 300-meter oversized track. Outdoors, Webers competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships, but did not medal in either event.
Webers opened the 2008 season with her first career victory, winning the Creighton/UNO Classic with a time of 14:37. Webers followed with three straight top-25 finishes at the BYU Invitational (15th – 20:14.2), Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (11th – 22:45.2) and South Dakota State Classic (22nd – 18:50), helping the Husker women win their fourth straight team title at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational.
During the postseason, Webers improved 24 spots at the Big 12 Championships from 2007, finishing 40th with a time of 22:23.5. She then competed at her first NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 87th. Webers finished 224th at the national meet with a time of 23:14.1, while the team placed 25th, its top finish since 1999.
Webers started her collegiate career with a strong finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where she was the fourth Husker to finish and placed sixth overall with a time of 20:18 on the 5K course. Two weeks later at the Woody Greeno, Webers ran 23:13.5 on the 6K course, helping the Huskers defeat conference foe Kansas State.
After finishing 144th at the Roy Griak and 159th at the NCAA Pre-National meet, Webers got her first taste of Big 12 Championship competition. In a field of 102 athletes, Webers finished 64th with a time of 22:51.7.
High School (Conifer)
Webers finished runner-up in both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs at the 2006 Colorado Class 4A State Track Meet. Webers was fourth at the 2006 Colorado Class 4A State Cross Country meet as a senior. She went on to compete at the 2007 Footlocker Midwest Regional in Kenosha, Wis., finishing 25th in a 5K personal-best time of 18:36. Webers was coached in high school by Tim Carlson and Jan Bluemenstion.
Jen, the daughter of Bob and Pat Webers, was born on May 11, 1989, in Newark, Del. She has a sister, Kelly. Jen has not declared a major at Nebraska.