UNL Sophomore George Kusche, you have to tip your sombrero to the South African native son.  I like his style, calling his shots on both the Husker 1 Mile (3:57.93) and 3000 (7:50.93) records.  You put it out there like that, man you need the huevos to back it up!  Kusche’s 3K breaking David Adams school record of 7:58.62 set in 2011.  He was liberal in praise of 2nd place finisher Wesley Banguria ( 7:51.59, Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas) for pushing, and pushing, and pushing the pace.  Banguria of Eldoret, Kenya knows a thing or two about Real Racing, he was the 2019 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Male Athlete of the Year.  Great competition makes great races!

The performances at last Saturday’s Valentine’s Day 5K have prompted discussions on Nebraska soil all time best performances.  I’m encouraging everyone to submit potential times over on our USATF Nebraska Association LDR facebook page,

Only two criteria to be considered, 1) all performances must be achieved on Nebraska soil and 2) all performances must be achieved on a USATF Certified course.  

If you think you might have an eligible performance you may submit on the facebook page or email me at  A Herculean task and labor of love for our sport.  Hoping to inspire future generations.  Hoping to “Stimulate The Running Community  to a More Competitive Culture!”

George Kusche predicted both of his UNL School records and delivered in fine form!