Manhattan, KS (Josh Brunner) – Former Wildcat high jumper Erik Kynard has qualified for Tuesday’s finals in his event as day two of the 2016 Olympic track and field competition came to a close at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday.
Kynard was nearly perfect in the four bars that he attempted, missing just one time on his first attempt at 2.26m/7-05. He automatically qualified for the finals after clearing 2.29m/7-06 on his first attempt. He closed out the qualification round tied for fifth place in the event.
The finals of the men’s high jump will be contested on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT.