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Clay Eckert - Track & Field - Kansas Jayhawks

Clay Eckert

Position Combined Events
Hometown Hutchinson, Kan.
High School Buhler
Class So./Fr.
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2020 Indoor (at Wichita State): Competed at six meets for the Shockers … Finished 11th in the heptathlon at the AAC Championships … Was the runner-up at the WSU Invitational in the heptathlon with a season-best total of 4,866 points … Opened his season with a third-place finish in the heptathlon at the Shocker Multis … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles (prelims and final) and pole vault at the Shocker Prelude and eanred top-five finishes in all three events … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles prelims and pole vault at the Jayhawk Classic … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles prelims, long jump and pole vault at the Arkansas Qualifier. Outdoor – 2020 season canceled.

2019 Indoor (at Wichita State): Redshirted and competed unattached…Completed one heptathlon, finishing third at the Shocker Multi with a score of 4,619 points…Ran a season best 8.59 60m hurdles finishing third at the Wichita State College Invitational.

2019 Outdoor (at Wichita State): Redshirted and competed unattached…Completed two decathlons, finishing top-10 in each one…Opened the outdoor season finishing ninth in the Herm Wilson Invitational decathlon with a score of 5,606 points…Completed his second career decathlon at the K.T. Woodman Classic with 5,872 points…Competed in the Shocker Open in the 110m hurdles (18.01) and pole vault (4.17m/13-8.25).

High School: Lettered four years in football, track and field and one year in basketball…Was a five-time state qualifier and five-time league champion…Won the KSHSAA 4A 110m hurdles state title as a senior…Won the State Farm athlete of the month in May of 2018…Set a Buhler school record in the 110m hurdles…As a senior he helped his team win the KSHSAA 4A state title…Was a member of the National Honors Society…Personal bests – 40.00 in the 300m intermediate hurdles, 14.74 in the 110m hurdles and 13 feet in pole vault.

Personal: Son of Jacki and Bret Eckert…Has three younger brothers, Dylan, Dederick and Dontrell…Father Bret competed in football and track at Hutchinson Community College… Majoring in pre-med, Biology