Bryce Hoppel qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

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EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Bryce Hoppel competes in the Men’s 800 Meters Semi-Final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

EUGENE, OR (KSNT) – KU alumnus Bryce Hoppel finished third in the Men’s 800m final round, qualifying him for the Tokyo Olympics.

Hoppel finished the final round of the Olympic trials in 1:44.14, behind Clayton Murphy and Isaiah Jewett.

“I left it all out there and glad to represent this incredible United States, and just my family and everybody,” Hoppel said. “It’s such an incredible feeling.”

At the University of Kansas, Hoppel set the 800m Indoor School Record, with a time of 1:46.46. He was also the 2019 800m Indoor National Champion, and a first team All-American.

The first round of the Olympic Men’s 800m is July 31. The semifinals are August 1, and the finals are August 4.

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