Hoppel places fourth in first career World Championship
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Jayhawk Bryce Hoppel placed fourth overall in the 800 meters at the IAAF World Championship in Doha, Qatar, running a career-best 1:44.25 in his first IAAF World Championship appearance on Tuesday.
Hoppel, of Midland, Texas, was one of three members of Team USA to make the final, finishing behind only teammate Donovan Brazier, who set a new American Record of 1:42.34 en route to winning the race. Hoppel ran a strong and composed race throughout the 800 meters, breaking down the final home stretch to move into fourth in 1:44.25. His time on Tuesday marked the best time of his career, besting his National Championship performance of 1:44.41 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas in June.
In addition to Hoppel’s fourth place finish, Kansas senior Gleb Dudarev qualified for the World Championships hammer throw final, placing eighth with a top throw of 76.00m (249-04 ft.) in his first World Championships on Tuesday, while Kansas Jayhawks, Zach Bradford, Alexandra Emilianov and Mason Finley all represented Kansas and their respective countries at the World Championships.
Bryce Hoppel places fourth in first-career World Championships
Jayhawk Bryce Hoppel closed out his long season of competition on the World stage on Tuesday, as he raced in his first-career World Championship meet. In the finals, Hoppel ran to a personal best 1:44.25 behind a strong finish, to place fourth overall. The time beats his previous best of 1:44.41, which won him his second NCAA title of the season at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas on June 8.
Gleb Dudarev places eighth in the men’s hammer throw final
Kansas senior Gleb Dudarev placed eighth overall in the men’s hammer throw final on Wednesday, where he unleashed a throw of 76.00m (249-04 ft.) on his third attempt. Dudarev earned qualification to the finals earlier in the week, where Dudarev recorded a top throw of 76.28m (250-03).
Kansas senior Gleb Dudarev punched his ticket to the IAAF World Championships hammer throw final on Tuesday, after the Jayhawk threw 76.28m (250-03 ft.) in the qualification round. Dudarev’s mark was good for 11th in the qualifying round, as he will look to find another big throw in the event finals on Wednesday at 1:40 p.m.
Bryce Hoppel advances to World Championship Finals
On Sunday, Bryce Hoppel earned a trip to the IAAF World Championships 800 meter final, after placing second in heat three by running a 1:45.95 to earn an auto-qualifier. Hoppel’s performance comes after qualifying for the semifinal round on Saturday, where he ran a 1:46.01 in the qualifying round.
|Saturday, Sept. 28||Bryce Hoppel, 800 meters qualifications - 11th place, 1:46.01Q
Zach Bradford, pole vault qualifications - 22nd place, 5.60m (18-04.50 ft.)
Mason Finley, discus qualifications - 16th place, 63.22m (207-05 ft.)
|Sunday, Sept. 29||Bryce Hoppel, 800 meters semifinals - 14th place, 1:45.95Q|
|Tuesday, Oct. 1||Gleb Dudarev, Hammer throw qualification - 11th place, 76.28m (250-03 ft.)q
Bryce Hoppel, 400 meter finals - 4th place, 1:44.25 (P.R.)
|Wednesday, Oct. 2||Alexandra Emilianov, discus throw qualification - 28th place, 52.05m (170-09 ft.)
Gleb Dudarev, Hammer throw final - 8th place, 76,00m (249-04 ft.)
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