Kansas men No. 21 in week 9 USTFCCCA rankings

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas track & field men’s team came in at No. 21 in the week nine U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, released by the organization on Tuesday.

The KU men totaled 94.94 points in the track & field rating index to earn the No. 21 ranking, which was a one-spot drop from their No. 20 week eight ranking.

Five KU men qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships and were part of the 94.94 points earned in the index. Junior Bryce Hoppel’s No. 2 rank in the NCAA in the 800 meters helped earn a total of 30.63 points for the Jayhawks and freshman Zach Bradford’s No. 3 rank in the pole vault earned 28.58 points. Junior Gleb Dudarev notched 26.43 points for the Jayhawks with his No. 4 ranking in the hammer throw, while freshman Cordell Tinch added 6.96 points to the total for his 15th-place rank in the 110-meter hurdles and freshman Treyvon Ferguson tallied 2.35 points for his No. 22 rank in the triple jump.

The Kansas women came in at No. 75 in the week nine rankings.

The Jayhawks have a total of seven entries at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, set for June 5-8 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.