Kansas Jayhawks
Kyler True - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Kyler True

Position Distance
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Olpe, Kan.
High School Olpe


2021 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Ran a personal best 1,500 meter time of 4:03.62 at the ORU Invitational, placing 11th … Ran a 4:10.28 in the 1,500 meters at the Tom Botts Invitational.

2021 INDOOR (R-Jr.)
Ran a personal best in the 1,000 meters, 2:31.80 at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular, placing second … Finished third in the mile at the Jayhawk Classic in 4:19.04 … Set a personal best in the mile at the Iowa State Classic, clocking a 4:16.79.

In the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/19), ran a 20:00.8 6K to finish in 26th place … Finished the 8K on the OSU Cross Country Course in 26:50.7 to place 85th overall at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3).

2020 INDOOR (R-So.)
Made his KU debut at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/6), competing in the Distance Medley Relay … Ran a personal best 1:54.62 in the 800 meters at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, placing eighth.

Opened the season with a 60th-place finish in the men’s 8K at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic (10/5) with a time of 28:52.9 … Competed in the Men’s 8K Open Race at the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), where he crossed the finish line in 28:04.5 to place 113th among a field of 120 runners.

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Utilized redshirt season.

Placed 22nd in the 800-meter run at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) with a time of 1:54.78 … Placed ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the Arkansas Twilight with a career-best time of 3:49.63 … Finished 11th in the 1,500-meter run at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with a time of 3:57.60.

Finished third in the 1,000-meter run at the K-State Winter Invitational (12/9) with a time of 2:30.61 … Notched a personal-best time in the 1,000 meters at the Corky Classic (1/13) with a time of 2:29.90 to place fourth … Recorded a personal-best time of 1:53.06 in the 800-meter run at the Razorback Invitational (1/26-27) … Placed third in the mile at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/16) with a personal best time of 4:14.61 … Placed second as a member of the distance medley relay team a the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/23-24).

Did not compete.

Four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field for head coach Tom Camien at Olpe High School in Olpe, Kansas … Gatorade Player of the Year in Kansas for track & field in the 2016-2017 season … Helped his teams to four Lyon County League championships and four regional team championships … Also helped the team to a third-place finish at 2015 2A Kansas State Track & Field Championships and a 2016 team title and a 2017 1A second-place finish … Broke school records in the 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter run … Broke three state meet records; the 1A 1,600-meter run, the 1A 3,200-meter run and the 2A 4×800-meter run … Ran the third-fastest 1,600 meters in Kansas high school history (4:07) and the second-fastest 800 in state history (1:49) … Won a total of 11 state championships (eight in track & field, three in cross country) … Was the valedictorian and was a Kansas State Scholar.

Son of Eric and Donna True … Has five siblings, Jacy, Brylie, Treyson, Maryn and Daghyn … Father, Erin, ran track & field and cross country at Cloud County Community College and mother, Donna, played volleyball at Cowley County Community College … Plans to major in civil engineering.