Friday morning, inside Olympic Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, former Kansas thrower Mason Finley delivered a monster throw of 63.68 meters (208 feet, 11 inches) on his final throw of the qualifying round to earn a spot in Saturday's finals.
NBC has done a nice job through decades of Olympic coverage at shining a light on athletes overcoming odds, turning obstacles into opportunities, tears of agony into joyful sobs.
Even at a wide, muscular, massive 6-foot-8, former Kansas University weight thrower Mason Finley has a distinctly different look these days. He looks so much thinner, which makes sense because he has lost more than 80 pounds over the past three years. By Tom Keegan
Former Kansas University sprinter Kyle Clemons is officially an Olympian after he was selected to the American 4x400-meter relay squad that will compete next month in Rio, Team USA announced Monday.
Kansas University senior Zainab Sanni has been named to Nigeria’s women’s 4x100-meter relay pool that will compete at the Rio Olympics next month.
Mason Finley, an eight-time All-American while at Kansas from 2010-12, won the discus championship Friday afternoon at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field.
Kansas University product Andrea Geubelle, a three-time NCAA champion for KU from 2010-13, qualified for the Rio Olympics by placing third in the triple jump at the U.S. Trials on Thursday night at Hayward Field.
Former Kansas University athlete Andrea Geubelle was fifth in the women’s triple jump preliminaries Monday at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.
One Kansas University track and field athlete has earned a trip to the Rio Olympics, while others still have a chance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.