Superior native Meyer now a two-sport athlete at Nebraska

Nebraska volleyball middle blocker Kalynn Meyer is getting the best of both worlds as she's joining the track and field team this spring.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Superior native Kalynn Meyer is experiencing the best of both worlds at Nebraska as the Husker volleyball player has joined the track and field team this season.

“I knew I had wanted to do both kind of originally,” Meyer said. “But then the first season of volleyball just didn’t quite go to plan since we had the spring season. But then all the tables just kind of came together like the time was right that I just decided to join this coming spring.”

The now, two-sport athlete competed in her first collegiate indoor competition this past weekend claiming first place in the shotput with a throw of 50 feet, 3.5 inches.

“It’s been almost three years since my last competitive meet,” Meyer said. “So just going out there after I got the first couple throws, I was just settling in here, and it was it was really exciting environment.”

Meyer was a dominate thrower during her high school years setting state records while being named the Nebraska Gatorade Girls Track and Field Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019. She won two state titles in the shotput and three state championships in discus. Meyer was unable to compete her senior year due to the pandemic.

The Meyer name is a familiar one at Nebraska as Kalynn’s mother played volleyball for Terry Pettit back in the 90s. Also, her father and two sisters were part of the Huskers’ track and field program.

“It’s surreal pretty much especially since my dad and two older sisters went through the program, and I’m kind of just stepping into their shoes a little bit now, too,” Meyer said. “It’s just kind of the best of both worlds since my mom was on the volleyball team as well.”

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