Five Jayhawks competed in this year's Olympic Games. Although none earned medals, Christina Clemons and Bryce Hoppel did impress in their first games, as both qualified for the semifinals in their respective events.
Track & Field
KU volunteer track coach, Christina Clemons, qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in her second attempt in the women's 100-meter hurdles. She discusses her emotions and journey on her way to qualification.
Former KU track and field athlete, Mason Finley, discusses his previous Olympic experience, and his expectations for his second Olympic games as he travels to Tokyo this week.
Recent KU graduate Gleb Dudarev was born into a family of hammer throwers, and now he'll get the chance to represent his home country of Belarus and his family in the Tokyo Olympics.
Kansas track and field coach Stanley Redwine talked to the media on Wednesday, discussing his coaching role on the U.S. Olympic team and his emotions when he saw the KU athletes qualify.
The Summer 2020 Olympics will feature four Jayhawks representing the U.S. and Belarus: Kansas track and field alumni Bryce Hoppel and Mason Finley, volunteer KU track coach Christina Clemons and Gleb Dudarev, Kansas track and field senior.
Former University of Kansas track and field athlete and current volunteer coach Mason Finley qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning the U.S. Olympic Trials discus competition on June 25.
Former Kansas track and field athlete Bryce Hoppel qualified for the Tokyo Olympics Monday. Hoppel finished third in the 800 Meters with a time of 1:44.14.
Kansas track and field competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, having all five participants earn All-American honors.
Kansas track and field coach Tom Hays has been named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) men’s Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the year for his success coaching KU pole vault.
Kansas track and field qualified five athletes for the NCAA Outdoor Championships after the NCAA Prelims over the weekend. The weekend was highlighted by thrower Gleb Dudarev's fourth trip to the championships and pole vaulter Samantha Van Hoecke, after she became the first women's pole vault outdoor qualifier for Kansas since 2018.
Despite finishing in the bottom half of the Big 12 Championships, Kansas Track and Field had multiple stand out performers who set multiple meet, school and facility records. The Jayhawks took home two Big 12 titles from senior Gleb Dudarev, who won his fourth career Big 12 title in the men’s hammer throw, and sophomore Zach Bradford in the pole-vault.
Freshman Victoria Gorlova became the No. 4 performer in KU outdoor history in the women’s triple jump. Freshman Lona Latema became the No. 7 performer in KU outdoor history in the women’s 5,000 meters.
The Kansas men's and women's track and field teams bring home two big wins from the Sooner Invitational in Oklahoma and Michael Johnson Invitational in Texas.
Kansas junior Zach Bradford has been named the Big 12 Athlete of the Week after breaking his own KU indoor school record with a pole vault clearance of 5.81 meters.