Kansas Jayhawks

Bryce Hoppel

Position Distance
Height 6'1''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Midland, Texas
High School Midland Senior HS


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.

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.

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.