If you can’t wait for the end of the month for some Razorback athletics, check out the IAAF World Championships going on in London. Starting today, 12 former Hogs will be competing for five different countries.
Five are representing the United States, Jarrion Lawson in the Long Jump, Sandi Morris and Andrew Irwin in Pole Vault, Stanley Kebenei in Steeplechase, and Daiana Harper will be in the 4x400 relay pool. Jamaica has four athletes which include Omar McLeod, Kemar Mowatt, Kemoy Campbell, and Clive Pullen. Slovenia’s Tina Sutej will be the third Razorback in the Pole Vault. Sparkle McKnight will run for Trinidad and Tobago and Tamara Myers rounds things out, representing the Bahamas in the Triple Jump.
McLeod, Morris, and Lawson are the three most likely to medal in their respective events. Lawson will be first up with Long Jump finals happening on Saturday. Sunday will be the women’s Pole Vault finals with Morris and Sutej competing. There is at least one final in the events a Hog is competing in each day from Monday-Thursday. Monday features the 110m Hurdles that McLeod won gold for at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
If you want to keep up, a lot of the events will happen on NBC and NBCSN. There’s a good list of all the events with former Razorbacks on the Razorbacks’ team site here.