Track & Field

KU’s Levy earns Olympic trip

One Kansas University track and field athlete has earned a trip to the Rio Olympics, while others still have a chance.

Five KU freshmen at USA meet

Five freshman members of the Kansas track and field teams are set to take part in the USA Junior Championships in Clovis, Calif., beginning today.

Kansas athletes have record GPA

More than half of Kansas University’s student-athletes posted a grade-point average of 3.0 or better during the spring semesters, lifting the cumulative GPA to a record 3.04, according to numbers released Wednesday.

KU track lands NCAA honor

Kansas University’s women’s track and field and cross country program finished 13th in the Program of the Year standings, the USTFCCCA announced Tuesday.

KU seniors place at NCAAs

Kansas University senior discus throwers Daina Levy and Dasha Tsema put the finishing touches on a solid week for the Kansas track and field teams Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships inside Oregon’s Hayward Field.

Kansas throwers Cooper, Ceban 10th, 13th in discus

For the second consecutive season, Kansas University junior Mitch Cooper earned second-team All-America honors, while sophomore Nicolai Ceban accomplished the feat for the first time at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor on Friday at Hayward Field.

KU’s Lokedi sixth in 10,000

A career best, school record and All-America honors were just a few of the many historic accolades Kansas sophomore Sharon Lokedi attained by way of her sixth-place finish in the 10,000 meters Thursday evening at the NCAA Outdoor Championships inside Hayward Field.

Jayhawks Scott, Hampton awarded

Kansas University rower Tessa Scott and distance runner James Hampton were announced as two of the Big 12’s Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship recipients, the league announced Wednesday.

KU relay team 18th at Outdoor

Kansas University’s men’s 4X400 relay team placed 18th and failed to reach the event finals at the NCAA Outdoor on Wednesday at Hayward Field.

Six with KU ties headed to Kansas Hall of Fame

Four former Kansas University student athletes, a former assistant basketball coach and longtime broadcaster Bob Davis will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 2, the KSHOF announced Wednesday.

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Cooper wins NCAA West

Kansas University’s Mitch Cooper certainly solidified his status as one of the best discus throwers in the NCAA during the month of May.

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Kansas’ Lokedi qualifies for NCAA in 10,000

Kansas University sophomore Sharon Lokedi was planning on competing in the NCAA West Preliminaries 10,000-meter run at 9 p.m., on Thursday at Rock Chalk Park.

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Storms trim NCAA Prelims to two days

Heavy rain, strong winds and lightning made made it impossible to hold a track meet on Thursday afternoon/evening at Rock Chalk Park. Thus, the first day of the NCAA West Prelims were beset with delays until first day’s action was officially postponed at 6:53 p.m. By Gary Bedore

KU-hosted track regional runs Thursday-Saturday

Kansas University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams will play host to the 2016 NCAA West Preliminary track and field championships today through Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

Kansas track qualifies 32 for NCAAs

The Kansas University track and field program learned Thursday afternoon that 32 entries between the men’s and women’s teams have been accepted into the preliminary round of the 2016 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held May 26-28 at Rock Chalk Park.