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Conner’s high jump PR leads to indoor-outdoor sweep, powers Husker men at Big Tens – Lincoln Journal Star

After a sixth-place finish in the high jump at the 2021 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, Nebraska’s Mayson Conner leaped to his fourth career gold and an indoor-outdoor sweep Sunday in Minneapolis.

Conner, who jumped 6-foot, 8 3/4 inches last season, cleared an outdoor PR 7-2½ on his final attempt Sunday to capture the Big Ten title.

The York grad and 2019 Big Ten freshman of the year jumped more than a foot higher than Ohio State’s Shaun Miller and Michigan’s Cassidy Henshaw that rounded out the top three in the event with 7-1½ finishes.

Conner’s winning jump is tied for ninth in school history and is the same height he jumped to win an indoor Big Ten title this year. He also has four All-America honors to his name, including second-team this season in indoor, and completed an indoor-outdoor sweep in 2019.

Tyus Wilson added points in the high jump for Nebraska, who finished fourth with 82 team points, with a sixth-place mark of 6-9¾.

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Otterdahl, a transfer sophomore, finished second in 2021 in the Summit League Outdoor Championships for North Dakota State.

Tyler Brown finished fourth in the javelin throw (207-4) and Micaylon Moore took fourth in the triple jump with a bound of 51-9¼.

For the NU women, Axelina Johansson finished second in the shot put (60-4) to score eight of Nebraska’s 71 points. The Huskers finished fifth overall with 71 team points.

Ieva Turke finished fourth in the triple jump (42-9) and Ashley McElmurry fifth (42-6¼). Turke was the 2020 Big Ten indoor champion.

Winsome Harris rounded out the Nebraska women with a seventh-place showing in the 100-meter hurdles in :13.75 seconds. 

The Lincoln native was running faster than he ever had when the shin problems started to ramp up. After some time off, he says he’s ready for Minneapolis.

Source: https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/husker-sports/conners-high-jump-pr-leads-to-indoor-outdoor-sweep-powers-husker-men-at-big-tens/article_552b5682-3d37-51d4-8388-49f820057590.html

After a sixth-place finish in the high jump at the 2021 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, Nebraska’s Mayson Conner leaped to his fourth career gold and an indoor-outdoor sweep Sunday in Minneapolis.

Conner, who jumped 6-foot, 8 3/4 inches last season, cleared an outdoor PR 7-2½ on his final attempt Sunday to capture the Big Ten title.

The York grad and 2019 Big Ten freshman of the year jumped more than a foot higher than Ohio State’s Shaun Miller and Michigan’s Cassidy Henshaw that rounded out the top three in the event with 7-1½ finishes.

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After a sixth-place finish in the high jump at the 2021 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, Nebraska’s Mayson Conner leaped to his fourth career gold and an indoor-outdoor sweep Sunday in Minneapolis.

Conner, who jumped 6-foot, 8 3/4 inches last season, cleared an outdoor PR 7-2½ on his final attempt Sunday to capture the Big Ten title.

The York grad and 2019 Big Ten freshman of the year jumped more than a foot higher than Ohio State’s Shaun Miller and Michigan’s Cassidy Henshaw that rounded out the top three in the event with 7-1½ finishes.

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