FAYETTEVILLE — The collegiate track and field season ended with the NCAA Outdoor Championships two weeks ago in Eugene, Ore. but for some Arkansas Razorbacks men and women the long season continues this week at the USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
The top three finishers in their event at the USA meet can qualify for the team representing the U.S. at the World Championships in London.
Off his 2017 Razorbacks, Arkansas Men’s coach Chris Bucknam said Kenzo Cotton will run the 100 and 200 meter dashes in Sacramento, Josh Washington will run the 200, and Obi Igbokwe the 400, Travois Chambers the 400-meter hurdles, Travonn White, the long jump and Derek Jacobus, the decathlon.
With their qualifying status pending but still possible are decathlete Gabe Moore and Eric Janise and Rhayko Schwartz in the 400-meter dash, Bucknam said.
Sprinter-long jumper Jarrion Lawson, turned pro last summer after netting the Bowerman Award as the premiere collegiate athlete in track and field, and fellow past Razorbacks U.S. Olympians including Tyson Gay, 100 and 200-meter dash, Wallace Spearmon, 200-meter dash; 2016 senior sprinter Marqueze Washington and former steeplechase/cross country All-American Stanley Kobenei.
At the Jamaican Trials next week returning Razorbacks All-American 400-meter hurdler Kemar Mowatt and former 2-time NCAA Indoor triple jumper Clive Pullen and 2016 Olympic gold medalist 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod will strive for World Championships berth while sprinter Roy Ejiakuekwu and SEC Cross Country Champion Alex George head back for their country’s national games.
Harter and Razorbacks women’s vault coach Bryan Compton welcomes two Olympians, sophomore 2-time U.S. Olympian Lexi Weeks of Cabot and former Razorback NCAA champion become 2016 Olympic over medalist Sandi Morris, plus SEC Indoor pole vault champion Tori Weeks accompanying the team in Eugene bolstered by heptathletes Taliyah Brooks and Payton Stumbaugh, Daina Harper in the 400 meters dash and NCAA Outdoor runner-up Nikki Hiltz in the 1,500.
Former Razorbacks turned pro Jessica Kamilos, 3,000-meter steeplechase, and former Olympic 400 meter runner Taylor Ellis-Watson.