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Kansas sophomore Gleb Dudarev releases the hammer during the men's hammer throw competition on Friday at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park. Dudarev's throw of 256 feet (78.04 meters) broke a 35-year-old Kansas Relays record and was the top throw in school history. The throw of 256 feet was the fifth best throw in the world his year.

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3 KU track standouts earn All-American honors at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Led by a second-place finish by hammer thrower Gleb Dudarev, three University of Kansas track athletes earned All-American honors at Day 1 of this year’s NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday.

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Dudarev delivers record-breaking performance for KU in men's hammer throw

Kansas sophomore Gleb Dudarev put together a record-breaking performance in he men's hammer throw at the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park, as he won the competition with a throw of 256 feet (78.04 meters). Dudarev’s personal-best throw broke a 35-year-old Kansas Relays record, the KU school record and Rock Chalk Park record. The throw not only etched Dudarev’s name all over the Kansas record books, but it gave him the top mark in the NCAA and fifth best in the world this year.


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