MOBILE, Ala. – University of South Alabama track and field freshmen Kyle Rademeyer and Bodine Degli-Umberti have qualified for the World Athletics U20 Championships in Kenya.

Rademeyer, the Paarl, South Africa, native earned the title of 2021 Sun Belt Conference Men’s Indoor Newcomer of the Year after his 5.36m pole vault won him his first conference indoor title back in February. He also made it all the way to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June, and claimed Second-Team All-America honors. Rademeyer currently holds the indoor pole vault record (5.53m/18-01.75) for South Alabama and the Sun Belt Conference, and is second in the Jaguar record books for the outdoor pole vault competition with a mark of 5.40m (17-08.50).

Degli-Uberti threw shot put and climbed to third in the Jaguar record books at this year’s outdoor Jaguar Invitational after throwing for a 15.59m (51-01.75) mark. The freshman also currently holds the discus record in the program with a 51.19m (167-11) throw.

“Qualifying for the world championships speaks volumes for their talent level and work ethic,” head coach Paul Brueske said about the freshmen qualifying for the world championship. “We’re very proud of them.”

The student-athletes will compete in the World Athletics U20 Championships Aug. 17-22 in Kenya.

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