Kansas men ranked No. 19 in week 6 USTFCCCA poll

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas men’s track & field team remained in the top-25 of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rating index during week six, ranking No. 19.

The Jayhawks dropped one spot in the week six rankings after being ranked No. 18 in week five. Kansas’ top-25 rating is primarily thanks to three Jayhawks ranking in the top-five in the NCAA in their respective events.

Junior Bryce Hoppel holds the top time in the West and the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season in the 800-meter run, hitting the finish line at 1:45.87 at the National Relay Championships. The time is the fourth-fastest in Kansas men’s history and ranks No. 8 in the world this year.

Freshman Zach Bradford ranks No. 3 in the NCAA in the pole vault, clearing 5.77 meters (18-11 ft.) at the Kansas Relays, breaking a 36-year-old school record in the process.

Junior Gleb Dudarev rounds out the Jayhawks in the NCAA top-five, with a hammer throw mark of 74.39-meter (244-1 ft.) at the Florida Relays, which ranks No. 4 in the NCAA and No. 20 in the world this season

The Kansas women remain at No. 53 in week six, their best ranking in the 2019 outdoor season.

The Jayhawks are slated to compete at the 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, May 10-12.