Kynard Earns All-America Status

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State freshman high jumper Erik Kynard, Jr. has added to the long list of Wildcats to receive All-America honors in his event. Kynard finished 11th at this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with his jump of 7-00.25 (2.14m) and received his first All-America honor Monday from the USTFCCCA.

The USTFCCCA awards All-America certificates to the top eight finishers in each event of the NCAA Championships and in addition, the top eight finishing athletes among U.S. citizens from the NCAA Championships gain All-America status. Kynard received his honor by way of three competitors finishing higher than him in the high jump were from foreign countries.

Kynard keeps the streak alive for K-State head coach Cliff Rovelto with a Wildcat male or female being named All-American in the high jump each year since 2003 during indoor season. He will look to keep K-State's repuation in the high jump going strong with outdoor season starting this week.

- k-statesports.com -