Bryce Hoppel

Position Distance
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Midland, Texas
High School Midland Senior HS

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
National Relay Championships Meet Record (800 Meters) – 1:45.87
John McDonnell Field Facility Record (800 Meters) – 1:45.87
Birmingham CrossPlex Facility Record (800 Meters) – 1:46.46
Indoor School Record (800 Meters) – 1:46.46 (3/9/2019)
2019 Indoor National Champion (800 Meters)
2019 Indoor First Team All-America (800 Meters)
2019 USTFCCCA Midwest Region Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
2019 Indoor Big 12 Champion (800 Meters)
2019 Indoor Big 12 Champion (DMR)
Indoor School Record (800 Meters) – 1:46.84
Texas Tech Open Meet Record (800 Meters) – 1:48.44 (2/24/2019)
2018 Outdoor First Team All-American (800 Meters)
2018 Outdoor Second Team All-American (4×400 Relay)
2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Indoor First Team All-American (800 Meters)
2018 Indoor Big 12 Champion (800 Meters)
2017 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017 USFTCCCA Track & Field All-Academic Team
2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

 

2019 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Continued his 2019 winning streak with a first place finish in the 800-meter run at the Texas Relays (3/27-3/30), clocking in with a time of 1:48.94 in his first outdoor meet of the year … Won his seventh-straight 800-meter run with a time of 1:49.69 at the Battle on the Bayou (4/6), finished first in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:47.98 and was a member of the third place 4×400-meter relay team that finished with a combined time of 3:10.64 … Won the 800-meter run with a time 1:49.10 and the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:48.36 and was a member of the second-place finishing 4×400-meter relay team that finished with a combined time of 3:10.58 at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20) … Extended his individual race winning streak to 13 with a victory in the 800-meter run at the National Relay Championships (4/26-4/27), setting a meet record and a facility record with his time of 1:45.87.

2019 INDOOR (Jr.)
Recorded a first place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.10 and finished first in the one-mile run with a time of 4:16.57 at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) … A member of the first place 4×400-meter relay team that posted a combined time of 3:16.19 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) … Set a meet record in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:48.44, which was the No. 9 performance in KU history and was a member of the third-place 4×400-meter relay that finished with a combined time of 3:13.17 at the Texas Tech Open (2/1-2/2) … Won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:48.10 at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9), posting the No. 7 performance in KU history … Earned two Big 12 championships, winning the 800-meter run with a personal-best and school-record breaking time of 1:46.84 and winning as a member of the distance medley that finished with a combined time of 9:57.78 and finished third in the 4×400-meter relay with a combined time of 3:10.23 … Won the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (3/8-9) 800-meter run title, clocking a school record time of 1:46.46 to become the first KU men’s athlete to win an indoor title in the event … Ran what was then the No. 8 time in school history in the prelims of the 800 at the NCAA Indoor Championships, hitting the line in 1:48.30 to post the top qualifying time.

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.

2018 OUTDOOR (So.)
Finished third in the invitational section of the 800-meter run at the Texas Relays (3/28-31) with a time of 1:48.69 … Won the quadrangular section 800-meter run at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a time of 1:49.82 and was a member of the 4×400-meter relay team that placed second with a time of 3:06.97 … Won the 800 meters a the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) with a time of 1:48.64 and was a member of the 4×800-meter relay team that placed sixth with a combined time of 7:42.90 … Clocked a time of 1:49.69 in the final of the 800-meter run at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) to place fourth and was a member of the 4×400-meter relay team that also placed fourth with a time of 3:05.65 … Qualified for the NCAA Championships by placing sixth in the quarterfinal of the 800-meter run at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26) with a personal-best time of 1:47.93 to become the No. 8 performer in school history in the event … Also helped the 4×400-meter relay team qualify for the NCAA Championships by placing 12th at the West Prelims with a combined time of 3:06.12 … Became the No. 5 performer in school history in the 800 meters in the semifinal round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/6-9) by posting the top time of 1:46.90, qualifying him for the finals … Earned First Team All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the final of the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships with a personal-best time of 1:45.67 to become the No. 2 performer in school history … Also earned Second Team All-America honors as a member of the 15th-place 4×400-meter relay team.

2018 INDOOR (So.)
Opened his season at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) where he posted wins in the 800-meter run (1:52.99) and the mile run (4:10.67) … Notched victories in the 800 meters (1:52.13) and the mile (4:09.95) at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20) and was a member of the 4×400-meter relay team that placed fourth with a time of 3:16.42 … Became the No. 4 performer in KU indoor history at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) in the 800 meters, clocking in at 1:48.36, which was also the fourth-fastest indoor time at KU at the time … Clocked the second-fastest time in Kansas history in the 800 meters at the ISU Classic (2/9-10) with a time of 1:47.09 to win the event … A member of the distance medley relay that recorded the 10th-fastest time in school history at the Alex Wilson Invitational (2/17), where the team clocked a time of 9:45.62 … Won the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) in the 800 meters, clocking in with the third-fastest time in KU indoor history of 1:47.20 and was a member of the distance medley relay team that placed fourth with a time of 9:53.39 … Qualified for the 800-meter run final at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9-10) by posting the sixth-fastest time in KU history in the prelims at 1:47.96 … Earned First Team All-America honors with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters.

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.

2017 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Posted a third-place finish at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round (5/25-27) in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.16 … Finished fifth in the 800 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/12-14) with a time of 1:52.33 … Won the 800 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/19-22) clocking in at 1:50.73.

2017 INDOOR (Fr.)
Finished second as a member of the distance medley relay team at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship (2/24-25) with a time of 9:47.44 … Posted a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run at the Big 12 Championship with a season-best time of 1:48.82 … Contributed to a first-place victory by the 4×400-meter relay team at the Iowa State Classic (2/10-11) with a time of 3:08.18.

2016 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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.