2018 CROSS COUNTRY (So.)
Finished seventh for the Jayhawks and 13th overall in the men’s 6K race at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) with a time of 20:05.1 … Placed 29th in the men’s 8K at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) with a time of 25:45.5 … Finished 75th in the unseeded men’s 8K at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) with a time of 27:45.31 … KU’s seventh finisher and 32nd finisher overall at the Big 12 Championship (10/26), clocking in with a time of 25:28.4.
2017 CROSS COUNTRY (R-Fr.)
Earned Academic All-Big 12 Honors … Opened the season with a 17th place finish at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic (9/2) where he completed the 6K in 21:09.6 … Saw a 21st place finish and 8K time of 26:44.8 at the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic (9/30) … Competed at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) where he placed 172nd in the men’s 8K unseeded race in 26:55.8 … Took 45th place with an 8K time of 25:11.7 at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship (10/28) … His 10K time of 31:47.1 landed him with a 150th place finish at the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships.
2016 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.
Claimed 800-meter title at the 2016 Texas 6A State Track & Field Championships with a time of 1:49.67 … Finished his senior campaign undefeated in the 800 meters … His career best in the 800 meters came at the 2016 Texas Track & Field Coaches Association (TTFCA) Inaugural Meet of Champions with his time of 1:49.58, good for a first-place finish … Runner-up in the 800 meters at the 2015 Texas State meet with a time of 1:53.24 … Third-place finisher in the 1,600 meters at the 2016 Texas State meet with a time of 4:10.51 … Broke school records in the 800 meters (1:49.67), 1,600 meters (4:10.51) and 3 miles (14:54.00) … In cross country, his fastest 5K outing came at the 2015 Odessa Invitational when he finished in 15:39.96 and claimed fourth place overall … Graduated in the top 10 of his high school class.
Son of Monty and Rita Hoppel … Has two older siblings, Kelsey and Megan … His father, Monty, is the Midland Rockhounds Baseball General Manager … His sister, Kelsey, played basketball for Lubbock Christian University from 2011-16 … Majoring in mechanical engineering … Aspires to become an engineer and travel the world.