Wetovick Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Nebraska middle distance runner Brent Wetovick was named the Big Ten Men’s Indoor Freshman of the Year on Tuesday after a vote by the league’s head coaches. This is the second consecutive year a Nebraska athlete has won the award, with Husker high jumper Mayson Conner earning the honor last season.

Wetovick, a native of Fullerton, Neb., won the Big Ten indoor title in the 600 meters with a personal-best time of 1:16.81 on the oversized track, the No. 4 time in school history in the event. He competed in the 600 meters three times this season and won them all.

Wetovick ran in nine races as a freshman and won eight of them. He captured three titles in the 600 meters, a pair of 800-meter titles, was on two winning 4×400-meter relay teams and ran a leg in a winning distance medley relay.

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