Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships up next for Kansas track & field

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas track & field will have a strong contingent of current and past student-athletes representing the Jayhawks at the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, July 25-28.

Hosted by Drake University, Drake Stadium is the site for this year’s championships which will have the best athletes in the country competing to qualify for Team USATF at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, September 28 – October 6. The final stop of this year’s USATF Outdoor Championship Series, the four-day meet in Des Moines will be broadcast on the NBC family of networks and webcast on NBC Sports Gold.

Included among those track & field stars are current Jayhawks Zach Bradford and Bryce Hoppel, in the field and on the track, respectively. In addition, those who competed for Kansas during their collegiate careers and will be participating in Des Moines are: Courtney (Coppinger) Barnes, Kyle Clemons, Sydney Conley, Mason Finley and Michael Stigler.

All Jayhawks, past and present, scheduled to be in action in Des Moines this week and weekend are listed below, in order of their events:

Mason Finley (NIKE) – Men’s Discus Throw, 5:30 p.m. CST
Michael Stigler (adidas) – Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles, 5:57 p.m. CST
Bryce Hoppel – Men’s 800 Meter Run, 6:47 p.m. CST
Kyle Clemons (adidas) – Men’s 400 Meter Dash, 7:37 p.m. CST

Courtney (Coppinger) Barnes – Women’s 3000 Meter Steeplechase, 4:57 p.m. CST

Zach Bradford – Men’s Pole Vault, 2 p.m. CST
Sydney Conley – Women’s Long Jump, 3 p.m. CST

TBD based on preliminary rounds the previous three days

Schedule of Events (including broadcast schedule):—Calendar/2019/USATF-Outdoor-Championships/Schedule.aspx

Start Lists:

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit