Track & Field

KU's Zach Bradford sets school record in pole vault at Tom Botts Invitational

Kansas sophomore Zach Bradford set the indoor pole vault school record on day two of the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday after clearing 5.81m (19-0.75 ft.) to win the event. Due to weather, the event took place indoors.

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KU names Northwestern Deputy AD Travis Goff new athletic director

Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. By Matt Tait

Kansas track earns 16 event victories during weekend at multiple meets

The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams completed a successful weekend at the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the Oral Roberts Invitational on Saturday. The Jayhawks won a total of 16 events throughout the weekend.

Kansas tracks wins 13 events in Missouri Spring Opener

The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams visited Columbia, Missouri to compete in the Missouri Spring Opener this weekend, winning 13 events throughout the two-day meet.

KU's Zach Bradford secures third-place finish in pole vault at NCAA Indoor Championships

Kansas track and field junior Zach Bradford placed third overall in the men’s pole vault on the third and final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Kansas track has 4 athletes earn All-American honors at NCAA Indoor Championships

Four Kansas track and field athletes earned NCAA All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday.

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A few early names to watch in KU's search for a new athletic director

It's been a whirlwind couple of days at the University of Kansas, which finds itself looking for both a new head football coach and new athletic director after this week's departures of Les Miles and Jeff Long. Here's a quick look at a few names that KU Chancellor Douglas Girod, with help from a group of notable alumni, might consider to fill the AD job. By Matt Tait

Emilianov, Anderson win Big 12 titles for KU track on final day of Big 12 Championship

Kansas athletes Alexandra Emilianov and Rylee Anderson claimed individual Big 12 titles in their respective events on the final day of the Big 12 Indoor Championship in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday.

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Former Jayhawk Bryce Hoppel runs second fastest indoor 800 time in U.S. history

Former University of Kansas track star Bryce Hoppel now owns the second fastest indoor 800-meter time in the history of United States track and field.

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2021 Kansas Relays postponed due to pandemic

Citing financial obstacles created by the COVID-19 crisis, Kansas Athletics announced Wednesday the 2021 Kansas Relays will be postponed.

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Olympian, former congressman and KU alumnus Jim Ryun says receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom is 'a great privilege'

Olympian and former Republican congressman Jim Ryun doesn't know whether it was his athletic accomplishments or his years of political service to his country that earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. But whichever one it was, he said he's honored by the gesture. By Matt Tait

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Former Jayhawk Jim Ryun to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump is awarding the nation’s highest civilian honor to Jim Ryun, a former Kansas congressman who was the first high school runner to clock a mile in under 4 minutes.

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KU adopts NCAA's plan to designate Election Day 2020 as an off day for all student-athletes

There's a new date to circle on the college athletics calendar for the 2020-21 academic year — Nov. 3, 2020. By Matt Tait

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Six Kansas track standouts earn All-American honors

Six members of the Kansas track and field teams were recognized as All-Americans for their performances during the 2019-20 indoor season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced this week.

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Self, some other Kansas coaches returning to offices in limited capacity and with precautions

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and some of the school's other coaches were back in their offices this week — albeit with a host of COVID-19-related precautions and new routines. By Matt Tait