Track & Field

KU junior wins 800 national title at NCAA Indoor Championships

Kansas junior Bryce Hoppel highlighted the Jayhawk action on the second day of the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

Jayhawks post 9 wins at Bob Timmons Challenge

The University of Kansas track & field team opened the 2018-19 indoor season by hosting the Bob Timmons Challenge at Anschutz Sports Pavilion Friday, taking home nine event victories as a team.

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Former KU thrower named to USATF roster

Kansas track and field alum Mason Finley was named to the USA Track & Field roster for the 2018 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Senior Championships. The event will be held at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada, August 10-12.

KU thrower claims gold at German U20 Championships

Kansas track and field thrower Lea Riedel won the women's shot put at the German U20 Championships, Sunday in Rostock, Germany.

KU women's track lands on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team list; 17 Jayhawks honored

After posting a combined grade-point average of 3.35, the hard work in the classroom paid off for Kansas women's track and field team with being placed on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team list on Thursday.

Finley claims 2nd at USATF Championships

Former Kansas standout Mason Finley claimed second in the discus competition at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, Iowa this past weekend.

KU's Lokedi finishes 12th in 5K; Coppinger 7th in steeplechase at NCAAs

Already a 2018 national champion in the 10K, University of Kansas distance runner extraordinaire Sharon Lokedi completed her NCAA outdoor track and field career Saturday night, in Eugene, Ore., with a 12th-place finish in the women’s 5K race at the NCAA Championships.

Ottawa High alum Kord Ferguson, KU's Bryce Hoppel earn first-team All-America honors at NCAA meet

Ottawa High product Kord Ferguson (third place in the discus throw) and Kansas sophomore Bryce Hoppel (fourth in the 800 meters) earned first-team All-America honors at the NCAA track and field outdoor championships on Friday at Oregon's Hayward Field.

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KU's Sharon Lokedi wins national title in 10,000 meters, breaks 30-year-old NCAA meet record

Kansas standout distance runner Sharon Lokedi won the 10,000 meters on Day 2 of the NCAA outdoor track and field championships on Thursday at Oregon's Hayward Field with a meet record time of 32:09.2.

Dudarev paces KU track and field on Day 1 of NCAA West Preliminaries

Kansas sophomore Gleb Dudarev won the men's hammer throw to lead the KU track and field team on Day 1 of the NCAA West Preliminaries on Thursday at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento.

KU's Lokedi and Al Hizam defend Big 12 titles

Two days after securing her third 10,000-meter conference title in a row, Kansas senior Sharon Lokedi had another repeat gold-medal performance left in her legs.

KU freshman thrower Emilianov sets program, Big 12 championship records

When Kansas freshman Alexandra Emilianov released her fifth and final discus throw of the night Saturday at Baylor’s Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium, it set program, stadium and Big 12 Track and Field Championship records.

KU's Lokedi and Dudarev successfully defend Big 12 track and field titles

Kansas senior Sharon Lokedi’s final journey to the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship looked a lot like her previous two when the distance runner from Kenya captured her third consecutive league title in the 10,000 meters race on Friday.

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Tom Keegan: Competing in third language doesn't keep KU scholar-athlete from winning award

When an athlete takes up track and field at the age of 17 and within four months becomes the national junior champion of Moldova, word has a way of spreading to college coaches in the United States.

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'They're blessed': Diamond Dixon, Kyle Clemons among four inducted into KU Athletics Hall of Fame

If an athlete could be inducted into a collegiate Hall of Fame twice, Diamond Dixon would have as good a shot of any: Once for her athletic achievements. Once more for what her name has meant to the program.

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