Ted Lampkin, the former Omaha Central star who won four all-class gold medals at the 2011 Nebraska state track meet, is transferring from Iowa State to Nebraska.
The 2011 World-Herald Boys Athlete of the Year will concentrate solely on track for now at NU, he said. At Iowa State, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Lampkin redshirted in football and competed on the track team, but he hasn't talked to the Husker football coaches.
"Track is my calling," he said, adding that Cyclone coaches wanted him to stay. "I wanted to focus on that right now."
Said Lampkin's father, Ted Lampkin Sr.: "Juggling two sports at the collegiate level was kind of tough. One sport is a full-time job. There's no offseason. And Ted's heart right now is in track and field."
Nebraska's track program is stronger, the younger Lampkin said, in part because of coach Gary Pepin, one of the nation's top long jump coaches.