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2012 Olympics

Monday, July 23 - Sunday, August 12 | Track & Field August 3-12 | London, Eng. | Olympic Stadium
Schedule and Results
  ERIK KYNARD  High Jump

Olympic Bio
Competition Schedule
Aug. 5, 1:05 p.m. CDT -- qualifying
Aug. 7, 1:00 p.m. CDT -- final

Personal Best: 2.34 meters (7-08.00)
2012 Best: 2.34 meters (7-08.00)
World Ranking: 6

Olympic Trials -- 2nd place
2-time NCAA High Jump Champion
School record holder indoor and outdoor
4-time Big 12 Champion
2011 IAAF World Championship, 14th
T-5th in NCAA history - 2.34m


Class of 2002
Olympic Bio
Competition Schedule
Aug. 3, 4:05 a.m. CDT Day 1 start
Aug. 4, 4:05 a.m. CDT Day 2 start

Personal Best: 6493 pts
2012 Best: 6493 pts
World Ranking: 8

2004 Olympic Silver Medalist (6435 pts)
2-time NCAA Champion (2001, 02)
Recently won 100m Hurdles at Lithuanian Championships
First woman to compete in heptathlon at 4 different Olympic Games


Class of 2005
Olympic Bio
Competition Schedule
Aug. 8, 4:10 a.m. CDT Day 1 start
Aug. 9, 3:00 a.m. CDT Day 2 start

Personal Best: 8032 pts
2012 Best: 7981 pts
World Ranking: 38

2010 European Championship -- 10th place
2005 All-American -- heptathlon
Qualified at Lithuanian Championships with a score of 7981 pts
Currently volunteer assistant at Wichita State

 JEFFREY JULMIS  110m Hurdles

Class of 2012
Olympic Bio
Competition Schedule
Aug. 7, 4 a.m. CDT -- prelims
Aug. 7, 1:15 p.m. CDT -- semis
Aug. 8, 1:15 p.m. CDT -- final

Personal Best: 13.50
2012 Best: 13.53
World Ranking: 65

2011 NCAA -- 4th place
2011 Big 12 -- 2nd place
2010 NCAA -- 5th place
2012 Big 12 Indoor 60m Hurdles Champion
School Record holder

 BEVERLY RAMOS  3K Steeplechase

Class of 2010
Olympic Bio
Competition Schedule
Aug. 4, 5:35 a.m. CDT -- prelims
Aug. 6, 3:05 p.m. CDT -- final

Personal Best: 9:39.33
2012 Best: 9:39.33
World Ranking: 44

Puerto Rican National Record Holder
2008 NCAA Championship -- 12th place
2010 NCAA Championship -- 10th place (5000m)
4-time All-American (XC, In, Out)

 KORENE HINDS  3K Steeplechase

Class of 2001
Olympic Bio
Competition Schedule
Aug. 4, 5:35 a.m. CDT -- prelims
Aug. 6, 3:05 p.m. CDT -- final

Personal Best: 9:28.86
2012 Best: 9:42.27
World Ranking: 54

2008 Olympian
2011 IAAF World Championship -- 20th place
8-time All-American (XC, In, Out)

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Watching Wildcats in London

Fans not wanting to miss any of the Wildcats in action in track and field will be happy to find a single feed bouncing from one event to another during track and field events, or feeds dedicated to specific field events.

NBCOlympics.com is providing online coverage for fans looking for specific events. All 302 events from all 32 sports will be streamed online live and also via the "Live Extra" app for smartphones and tablets.

The NBC family of networks (NBC Universal) will be providing more coverage than any other Olympic Games in 2012. NBC alone will broadcast 272.5 hours of coverage over 17 days. Recently launched and rebranded NBC Sports Network will be the home to USA team sports and will have 292.5 hours of coverage.

Most Wildcats Ever Headed to Olympics

When the Olympic Flame is lit inside Olympic Stadium on Friday night, thousands of athletes will begin their dream of representing their home nation on the biggest stage in sport as the start to the 2012 London Olympic Games is marked. Six of those athletes hoping to make the medal stand will be Kansas State Wildcats.


K-State Head Coach Cliff Rovelto has established himself as one of the top coaches in not only the nation but the world when it comes to track and field. One event area where he is most respected among his peers and athletes is the high jump. That is more evident than ever this year as the Team USA men's high jump crew is personally coached by Rovelto. Defending IAAF world champion Jesse Williams highlights the group along with back-to-back NCAA champion Erik Kynard and 2004 Olympian Jamie Nieto.

No other coach in America can claim to be personally coaching the entire Team USA contingency in any one event area other than Rovelto.

Rovelto has had a high jumper he coaches compete in the Olympics every year since 1996. He has yet to coach a high jumper to a gold medal, however, with his best finish coming in 2004 when Matt Hemmingway claimed silver.

The K-State track and field team will have a combined total of six current or former athletes competing at the Olympics, the most ever in the program's history. The total of six surpasses the previous high of five set in 1996 that also saw former Wildcat Kenny Harrison win gold in the triple jump while also setting an Olympic record in the event.

Two current Wildcats highlight the Olympians with junior Erik Kynard representing Team USA in the men's high jump and senior Jeffrey Julmis running the 110 meter hurdles for Haiti. Julmis is only the second Haitian to run the event at the Olympics, and Kynard is the fourth Wildcat to compete in the high jump at the games.

A pair of Lithuanians represent K-State's strength in the combined events as 2004 silver medalist Austra Skujyte looks to medal again as she also becomes the first woman to compete in the heptathlon in three Olympics. Darius Draudvila will compete in his first Olympics in the decathlon, qualifying at the Lithuanian Championship.

K-State's distance program is well represented as well with two runners in the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase. Puerto Rican national record holder Beverly Ramos is running in her first games after a successful career as a Wildcat recently. Jamaica's Korene Hinds is making her second trip to the Olympics, qualifying at the age of 35 this time around.

This group of Wildcats will be hard pressed to surpass the record of three medals won in 1956 by Wildcats when Thane Baker took home a gold, silver and bronze. It still has the potential to be a great Olympic Games for K-State with Skujyte's experience and previous medal-winning performance and the upcoming talent of Kynard, Julmis and Ramos. Kynard enters the Olympics ranked No. 6 in the world.