Kansas Jayhawks

Clay Eckert

Position Combined Events
Hometown Hutchinson, Kan.
High School Buhler
Class So./Fr.
bio

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…Recruited by Kansas, Fort Hays State, Hutchinson Community College and Iowa Central CC…Majoring in pre-med, Biology