The Olympic Games only come around every four years, but the tradition of the games dates back hundreds of years. For KU, the tradition of competing at the Olympics is rich, with 66 Olympians all-time, including 45 medals.
The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field programs were both honored as United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams, the organization announced on Thursday, while 17 Jayhawks earned individual honors.
Learning. Growing. Maturing. That 400 meters, that one lap around the track, caused Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Kyle Clemons to do some deep thinking about his athletic career and his life.
Mason Finley is headed back to the Olympics. The former Kansas standout and current volunteer assistant coach for the Jayhawks, Finley took top honors in the Men’s Discus on Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.
With the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan just over a month away, current and former Jayhawks will get a shot to qualify for the Olympic games, as they compete at their respective Olympic Trials beginning this weekend.
Kansas junior Alexandra Emilianov earned First Team All-American honors in the women’s discus throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, throwing 57.60m (189 ft.).