K-State alum Erik Kynard wins high jump, will return to the Olympics

Erik Kynard competes during the men's high jump final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, Sunday, July 10, 2016, in Eugene Ore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

EUGENE, Ore (AP) – Erik Kynard, who won the silver medal in the high jump at the London Games, won the event at the U.S. Track and Field Trials to earn a spot in the Rio Games next month. Third-place finisher Bradley Adkins also earned a spot on the Olympic team. Runner-up Kyle Landon had not jumped the minimum height, or standard, to compete in the Olympics

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