Dudarev, Bradford earn All-America honors to begin NCAA Championships

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Kansas men's track & field team earned two First Team All-America honors on the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas. Junior Gleb Dudarev earned a silver medal in the hammer throw, while freshman Zach Bradford placed sixth in the pole vault.

Dudarev's best throw of the day came on his third attempt at 73.88 meters (242-5 ft.). Bradford cleared 5.70 meters (18-8.25 ft.) on his third attempt at the height for the sixth-place finish. The bar was his fourth clearance of the day and came on his seventh jump of the evening.

Also competing on Wednesday for the Jayhawks, junior Bryce Hoppel kept his individual-race winning streak alive. He extended his count to 18 with a personal-best time of 1:45.26 in the first heat of the 800-meter run semifinals. Hoppel's win moved him on to Friday's final, scheduled for 8:44 p.m., where he will look to sweep the 2019 NCAA 800-meter titles after winning the indoor championship in March.