A Nebraska cross country runner has made Nebraska history.

On Saturday, Huskers cross country member George Kusche became the first runner in program history to win an individual B1G championship. He finished the weekend race with a time of 24:01.2.

Kusche narrowly defeated Jonathan Davis of Illinois, winning by 0.6 seconds. Davis had a final time of 24:01.8.

Kusche is a junior member of Nebraska’s cross country team and is a native of Malelane, South Africa. He is a former B1G Freshman of the Year (2018) and was a two-time First-Team All-B1G selection (2018, 2019) and was named Nebraska’s Most Valuable Runner in 2018 and 2019, as well.

In addition to running on the cross country team, Kusche is also a member of the track and field squad in Lincoln. He has experience in middle distance and distance running.