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Kusche Puts Global Pandemic Into Perspective

The coronavirus pandemic cost Nebraska sophomore distance runner George Kusche his opportunity to compete for a national title, or two, and it inflicted confusion, disappointment and frustration in the process.

What's transpired in the week since the sudden cancellation of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships has also allowed Kusche to soak in a life lesson and open his eyes to what truly matters during this global crisis.

"I put the situation in perspective; human lives are at stake," Kusche said, "and my sacrifice, as well as all the other athletes, is miniscule compared to the sacrifices that many others will make in the upcoming weeks, months and years.