Bryce Hoppel Set to Compete at Pan-American Championships
LAWRENCE, Kansas – Bryce Hoppel looks to continue his impressive summer campaign at the Pan-American Championships in Lima, Peru this weekend, as he competes in his first post-collegiate competition in the men’s 800 meters.
The 2019 Pan-American Championships, which officially kicked off on July 26, features five days of track and field competition from August 6-10. Hoppel is slated to compete in the men’s 800-meters semifinal on Friday, August 9 at 3:50 p.m. CT, with the event final on Saturday, August 10 at 2:55 p.m.
Hoppel, of Midland, Texas, recently completed a historic junior season as a Jayhawk, claiming both indoor and outdoor NCAA 800 meter titles. Hoppel’s outdoor 800 meter title was the first in program history, also becoming the first to complete the indoor/outdoor sweep in the event.
Following a perfect 19-0 race streak during the collegiate season, Hoppel continued his winning ways into the summer, where he won the Sunset Tour 800 meter final in Azusa, California by running a 1:44.48, the second-best time of his career.
Hoppel then went on to the USATF Outdoor Championships, where he placed third overall among professional competition, finishing in 1:46.31, qualifying him for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar September 27 – October 6.
Hoppel then announced his intent to forgo his senior year of eligibility with the Jayhawks in a letter to his coaches, teammates and fans.
As selected by USATF, Hoppel is one of 96 individuals on the Team USA Pan-American Championships roster. The Pan-American Championships take place every four years, and date back to 1951. For more information on the Pan-American Championships, click here.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Bryce Hoppel – Men’s 800 meters semifinal, 3:50 p.m. CST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
Bryce Hoppel – Men’s 800 meters final, 2:55 p.m. CST
Schedule of events and live results: https://www.lima2019.pe/en/results