The Track Capital of America isn’t getting a new national championship this year, but the Hogs will be well represented at the World Championships in London this August. 11 athletes, 10 former and one current, will be representing four different countries. This past weekend was the US Championships, which serve as qualifying for the World Championships, we already knew who qualified from other countries but now we have the final list.
The lone current Razorback taking part will be Kemar Mowatt, who will represent Jamaica in the 400-meter hurdles. Mowatt’s personal best time of 48.53 seconds was just .04 behind the gold-medalist’s time. Kemoy Campbell, Clive Pullen, and Omar McLeod will also represent Jamaica. McLeod will be one of the favorites in the 110-hurdles, as he won the event in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Sparkle McKnight will run the 400 meters for Trinidad and Tobago, and Dominique Scott will run the 5,000 meters for South Africa, an event she won the National Championship with the Hogs for in 2016.
The United States will get five different Razorbacks, headlined by Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris. She won the US gold and is looking to do the same in London. Daina Harper will take part in the 4X400 relay team. Andrew Irwin will be the second pole vaulter competing, and Stanley Kebenei will be running in the 3,000 steeplechase. Rounding out the list is former Bowerman Award winner Jarrion Lawson. In 2016, he won the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the long jumper, an accomplishment only matched by Jesse Owens. In London he will participate in the long jump, and will be one of the favorites after winning the US Championship this past weekend.