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Former Jayhawk Bryce Hoppel falls short in 800 at World Championships

Former University of Kansas track standout Bryce Hoppel failed to advance out of his heat in the 800 at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, this week, bringing an end to his bid to add to his long list of victories and records in the event.

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Kansas, track coach Stanley Redwine agree on three-year contract extension

Kansas has signed track and field and cross country coach Stanley Redwine to a contract extension that will last through the 2024-25 season.

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Kansas' Ochai Agbaji, Alexandra Emilianov nominated for Big 12 Athlete of the Year

Ochai Agbaji and Alexandra Emilianov were chosen as Kansas' nominees for the Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards, which will be determined next week. By Zac Boyer

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Former Kansas standout Bryce Hoppel wins 800 meters at USATF Outdoor Championships

Former Kansas standout Bryce Hoppel won the 800 meters at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday to qualify for the World Athletics Championships next month.

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KU AD Travis Goff announces NIL partnership with industry leader Altius Sports Partners

The University of Kansas athletic department has joined forces with Altius Sports Partners for its name, image and likeness initiatives, KU Athletic Director Travis Goff announced Monday. The partnership, which is centered around Altius as a consultant for best practices in the NIL space, was announced by Altius late last week. By Matt Tait

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Kansas senior Alexandra Emilianov takes 2nd in discus at NCAA championships

Kansas' Alexandra Emilianov threw the discus 58.44 meters to claim second at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships Saturday afternoon.

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Kansas wraps up second day of competition in NCAA track and field championships

Kansas freshman Alexander Jung cleared a decathlon-best 4.91 meters in the pole vault at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Thursday.

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KU's Clayton Simms seventh, Zach Bradford ninth in pole vault at NCAA track & field championships

Kansas freshman pole vaulter Clayton Simms cleared a personal-best 5.50 meters Wednesday at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon, to earn first-team all-America honors.

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Lawrence's Tanner Newkirk caps high school career in historic fashion, ready to run down even bigger goals at KU

Lawrence native Tanner Newkirk capped off his high school career by sweeping three distance runs at the state track meet and participating in a Midwest showcase a few days later. Now, the former Hayden High standout is ready to run down even bigger goals as a Jayhawk. By Matt Tait

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'I am ready for it': Kansas' Alexandra Emilianov, from Moldova, eyeing third Big 12 discus title

Alexandra Emilianov, who represented Moldova at the Tokyo Olympics last summer, is hoping to again win the discus at the Big 12 championships this weekend.

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Facility records fall at KU track's final indoor home meet

The Kansas track and field team recorded a pair of facility records at the final home indoor track meet of the 2021-22 season on Friday.

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Kansas Athletics sets school record for graduation rate

Kansas Athletics recently announced that student-athletes at KU set a school record with a combined 90% Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes who began their full-time collegiate careers in the fall of 2014.

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KU Athletics: Calling off 2022 Kansas Relays 'the financially responsible decision'

When KU Athletics Inc., decided to call off the 2022 Kansas Relays, citing ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the athletic department’s concerns centered around the financial implications of hosting the large-scale track and field event.

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2022 Kansas Relays postponed; KU planning 100th anniversary celebration in 2023

Because of “ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kansas Athletics Inc., announced Tuesday that the 2022 Kansas Relays have been postponed. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics announces hiring of new head team physician

Kansas Team Health is turning to a member of the United States Olympic Training Center to replace retiring head team physician Larry Magee at the end of the year. By Matt Tait

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