RCW: Faces in the Crowd 4.21
Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.
Freshman | Fishers, Indiana
Freshman Lauryn Parrish won individual golds in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke Saturday in Kansas’ 178.5-121.5 victory at Iowa State. Parrish also swam a leg on both the winning 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. In total, Parrish was responsible for 40 of the Jayhawk points in the two-day event.
Senior | Tualatin, Oregon
Senior Laura Taylor continued to climb her way up the Kansas all-time charts with a second-place performance on Saturday at the Rod McCravy Memorial at Nutter Field House in Lexington, Kentucky. The Tualatin, Oregon native posted a personal-best clearance of 4.38 meters (14-4.5 ft.), which improved her standing as the No. 2 performer in Kansas women’s indoor pole vault history and proved to be the fifth-best height in KU women’s indoor history. This performance ranks Taylor No. 5 in the nation and first in the Big 12 so far this season.
Sophomore | Midland, Texas
Sophomore Bryce Hoppel remained unbeaten in individual events this season with a victory in the 800-meter run at the Rod McCravy Memorial at Nutter Field House in Lexington, Kentucky. Hoppel clocked a personal-best time of 1:48.36 to notch the fourth-fastest time ever recorded in Kansas men’s indoor history in the event. The Midland, Texas product sits sixth in the nation and second in the Big 12 with his PR run.
Senior | Cherkasy, Ukraine
Senior Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk led the Jayhawks in scoring last week as KU claimed a 70-56 ESPN Big Monday win at Kansas State, before falling 84-79 at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday morning to Oklahoma State. Mykhailiuk averaged 19.5 points over the two games and added six rebounds per contest. He shot 15-for-36 (.417) from the field, including 7-of-18 (.389) on threes. Mykhailiuk also chipped in five assists, three blocked shots and a steal.