Wednesday, June 6, 2018
After winning an NCAA indoor pole vault title in March, Kansas junior Hussain Al Hizam tied for fifth at the NCAA outdoor championships on Wednesday at Oregon's Hayward Field.
Al Hizam cleared 5.45 meters to become the first Jayhawks to earn all-America honors at the four-day meet, which will run through Saturday.
Kansas sophomore Bryce Hoppel clocked in with the fastest time in the men's 800-meter semifinals after crossing the finish line at 1:46.90. Hoppel will compete in the finals at 8:44 p.m. (central time) on Friday.
Fellow sophomore Gleb Dudarev had the nation's top mark in the hammer throw entering the NCAA meet, but settled for 12th with a throw of 69.18 meters.
Junior Dylan Hodgson placed 22nd in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:07.59. The Jayhawks' 4-x-400-meter relay team of Ivan Henry, Isaiah Cole, Hoppel and Tre Daniels rounded out the Kansas athletes who competed on Day 1 by posting a 15th place time of 3:06.92.