Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Northeast


Honors & Awards 

  • Nebraska Cross Country Team Co-Captain (2013)
  • Nebraska Cross Country Team Co-Captain (2012)
  • Nebraska Cross Country Team Co-Captain (2011)
  • Nebraska Most Valuable Cross Country Runner (2011)
  • Nebraska Men's Most Improved Runner (2010)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013; Spring 2012)

2013 (Redshirt Senior)
After sitting out all of the 2012 season due to an injury he suffered on the track, senior Trevor Vidlak led Nebraska during the 2013 season to wrap up one of the more stellar careers at NU in recent years.


The Lincoln Northeast high school graduate opened up his senior campaign with an impressive performance at the Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D., winning the meet by more than 40 seconds (18:18.03).  Vidlak’s performance helped lead NU to an opening meet victory.


The three-time captain again led the Huskers at their lone home meet of the season at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational held at Pioneers Park. Vidlak finished second in the 8k competition with a time of 25:05.20, again leading the Huskers to a meet victory.


In his final postseason with the Huskers, Vidlak finished 71st at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. Posting a time of 25:47.7. At the NCAA Midwest Regional, Vidlak ran a time of 31:48.2 finishing 67th in his final race at NU.


At seasons end, Trevor received the Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award as well as earning a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 


2012 (Senior)
One of Nebraska’s top returning runners in the 2012 season, senior Lincoln native Trevor Vidlak was poised to have a tremendous end to his already Husker career. Unfortunately the Lincoln Northeast graduate suffered a season ending injury in the preseason.

Vidlak, a co-captain used the rest of the 2012 season recovering, earning a redshirt.

2011 (Junior)
After producing an excellent sophomore season, Vidlak was Nebraska's top runner as a junior in 2011. The Lincoln native was named Nebraska's Most Valuable Cross Country Runner after serving as one of the Husker co-captains and earning his second cross country letter.

In his first meet of the season at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, Vidlak took fourth overall in a time of 24:46.3 to lead the Huskers.

Vidlak followed with an individual title at the SDSU Classic, in Brookings, S.D. His time of 24.46.7 led four Huskers in the top 10, as Nebraska captured its first team victory of the season.

He continued to pace the Huskers as NU's top finisher at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, where he finished 171st overall in a time of 25:18.

At his first Big Ten Championships, Vidlak ran a season personal-best 24:37 to place 35th overall and first among the Huskers.

Vidlak's final performance came at the NCAA Midwest Regional, running a time of 33:32.11 to finish 80th overall.

In the classroom, Vidlak earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2012.

2010 (Sophmore)
Vidlak finished among the top six Huskers at every meet in 2010 and earned Nebraska's Most Improved Runner Award. He capped his sophomore season with an 83rd-place finish (32:05.4) at the NCAA Midwest Regional competition in Peoria, Ill., on Nov. 13. He finished as NU's No. 4 runner at regionals and at the 2010 Big 12 Championships, where he placed 45th (25:40.64).

Vidlak opened the season with a third-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic in Omaha on Sept. 4. Two weeks later, he posted another top-10 finish by taking 10th (25:33.2) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park in Lincoln.

He managed a 142nd-place showing as NU's No. 5 runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 2, before finishing 194th as the Huskers' No. 6 runner at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals.

Vidlak helped the Huskers to a sixth-place team finish at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, Okla., and a 10th-place regional finish.

He continued to show impressive improvement on the track, beginning with an indoor personal-best 2:30.28 at the Holiday Inn Invitational on Jan. 14. He added a personal-best 4:11.66 in the mile at the Nebraska Tune-Up and a personal-best 8:24.77 in the 3,000 at the Razorback Invitational.

He also posted outdoor personal bests in the 800 (2:04.32) and 1,500 (4:00.00) at the Concordia Invitational, before notching a personal-best 9:32.72 in the steeplechase at the Kansas Relays.

2009 (Freshman)
Vidlak competed in five meets for the Huskers in his first season at Nebraska, including a trip to the Big 12 Championships. He opened his Husker career with a 12th-place showing at the Creighton/UNO Classic and went on to help NU win the men's title at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational with a 66th-place time of 26:55.7.

He capped his freshman season by finishing 101st at the conference meet, where the men's squad finished seventh.

Vidlak competed in the 1,000 meters, mile and 3,000 meters for the Huskers during the indoor track and field season, before redshirting during the outdoor season.

High School (Lincoln Northeast)
Vidlak joined the Huskers after qualifying for six Nebraska Class A State Championships at Lincoln Northeast High School under Head Coach John Snoozy. Vidlak competed at the state cross country championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008, including a seventh-place finish as a senior with a time of 16:43.5 on the 5K course.

In his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, Vidlak qualified in both the 3,200 and 1,600 meters at the state track and field meet. He earned his first state medals as a junior, finishing sixth in the 1,600 meters (4:33.34) and eighth in the 3,200 meters (9:54.41). Vidlak returned as a senior in 2009 to finish sixth in the 1,600 meters (4:28.62), but cut more than 20 seconds off his 2008 state time to move up to second in the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:33.02.

The son of Theresa Schoonover and Tom Vidlak, Trevor was born June 10, 1991. Trevor is majoring in business administration at Nebraska. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2012.

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