Kynard named Midwest Field Athlete of the Year

By The Mercury

Kansas State high jumper Erik Kynard added another award to his successful indoor season on Monday receiving the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Field Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Kynard is currently ranked No. 1 in the NCAA with his leading jump of 7-07.00 (2.31 meters). He has cleared that height twice and is 1.75 inches ahead of No. 2 heading into this week’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

This is Kynard’s third significant recognition this season after being added to the official Bowerman Watch List last week by the USFTCCCA and being named Big 12 Co-Performer of the Year by the league’s coaches.

Kynard will attempt to win his first NCAA indoor title on Saturday after finishing third a year ago and 11th as a freshman. The men’s high jump is slated to start at 3 p.m. from Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center.

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