Big 12 tabs Dudarev as Athlete of the Week
IRVING, Texas – Kansas freshman thrower Gleb Dudarev was named the Big 12’s male athlete of the week after his conference-leading performance in the weight throw at the Jayhawk Classic last week. It was the second-straight Big 12 weekly honor earned by a Kansas male and the first for Dudarev in his young KU career.
Dudarev, who hails from Vitebsk, Belarus, jumped onto the collegiate scene with a bang Friday at the Jayhawk Classic, posting one of the nation’s top weight throw marks of 2017. On his final trip into the ring, Dudarev flung the 35-pound implement to a distance of 23.00 meters (75-5½), a mark that topped the rest of the collegiate field by nearly 18 feet. The throw was the third-farthest in program history and moved Dudarev to second on the latest NCAA weight throw rankings. His toss also marked the best weight throw by a Big 12 thrower since 2014.
The Jayhawk men and women will journey to Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend for the Husker Invitational inside the Bob Devaney Sports Center Feb. 3-4.
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