SACRAMENTO, Calif. – While the majority of the Arkansas men’s track and field team took on blazing California conditions at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, a handful of Hogs pursued similar world championships dreams in Jamaica.
NCAA national runner-up Clive Pullen led the Jamaican charge, capturing his second-consecutive triple jump national title with a mark of 16.83m/55-2 3/4 at the 2017 Jamaican National Senior Championships. Pullen dominated his competition, jumping almost three feet further than the next best performer. The Rio Olympian will represent Jamaica in the triple jump at the 2017 IAAF World Championships this August in London, England. He is the first Hog to advance out of a national qualifier to the world meet.
On the track, NCAA outdoor bronze medalist Kemar Mowatt posted the fastest time of the day (49.43) in the 400-meter hurdles, earning a spot in Friday’s event final. Mowatt already has the world standard (49.35) and just needs to finish among the top-three in the hurdle competition tomorrow evening, to book his trip to London.
Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Omar McLeod will race the 110-meter hurdle semifinals on Saturday afternoon. McLeod currently leads the world in the event with his 2017 best of 13.01.
ProHog Jarrion Lawson emerged as the top Razorback performer of the day at the USATF outdoor competition, posting a top-10 time in the first round of the 100-meter dash. Lawson placed ninth overall with a personal best of 10.03. Not the only Hog to advance out of the 100 first round, Lawson was joined by former teammate Marqueze Washington who made it to the semifinal on time off his 10.16 performance. The pair will attempt to advance to the 100 finals tomorrow evening at 7:31 p.m. CT.
Top Razorback combined events performers Derek Jacobus and Gabe Moore wrapped up day one of the decathlon competition among the top-12 best athletes in the field. The pair each posted at least three top-10 event finishes out of the five contested events. Moore currently sits in ninth with 3,965 points while Jacobus trails closely in 11th with 3,958 points heading into tomorrow’s 110-meter hurdles.
Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 2:55 p.m. CT | Saturday, June 24, 1:48 p.m. CT| Sunday June 25, 2 p.m. CT
Venue: Sacramento State University (Hornet Stadium)
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Broadcast Schedule: NBC
USATF Outdoor Championships
Day One Results
100 Meters First Round
9. Jarrion Lawson – 10.03 Q
14. Marqueze Washington – 10.16 Q
15. Tyson Gay – 10.17
16. Kenzo Cotton – 10.18
400 Meters First Round
22. Eric Janise – 45.85
27. Obi Igbokwe – 46.41
31. Rhayko Schwartz – 46.94
Decathlon Day One
9. Gabe Moore – 3,965 points
12. 100m – 10.96 (870)
13. Long Jump – 6.97m (807)
8. Shot Put – 13.54m (700)
7. High Jump – 1.92m (731)
6. 400m – 49.09 (857)
11. Derek Jacobus – 3,958 points
6. 100m – 10.79w (908)
6. Long Jump – 7.36m (900)
14. Shot Put – 12.94m (664)
13. High Jump – 1.86m (679)
10. 400m – 50.17 (807)
Arkansas USATF Event Schedule
Friday, June 23
2:55 p.m. – Dec. 110mH (D. Jacobus, G. Moore)
3:40 p.m. – Dec. Discus (D. Jacobus, G. Moore)
5:25 p.m. – Dec. Pole Vault (D. Jacobus, G. Moore)
7:00 p.m. – Dec. Javelin (D. Jacobus, G. Moore)
7:31 p.m. – 100m Semifinals (J. Lawson, M. Washington)
7:45 p.m. – Steeplechase First Round (Stanley Kebenei)
9:06 p.m. – Dec. 1,500m (D. Jacobus, G. Moore)
10:02 p.m. – 100m Finals (J. Lawson, M. Washington)
Saturday, June 24
1:48 p.m. – 200m First Round (K. Cotton, T. Gay, W. Spearmon Jr., J. Washington, M. Washington)
2:00 p.m. – Pole Vault Finals (A. Irwin)
Sunday, June 25
2:00 p.m. – 200m Semifinals (K. Cotton, T. Gay, W. Spearmon Jr., J. Washington, M. Washington)
2:10 p.m. – Long Jump Finals (Jarrion Lawson, Travonn White)
4:16 p.m. – Steeplechase Finals (Stanley Kebenei)
4:33 p.m. – 200m Finals (K. Cotton, T. Gay, W. Spearmon Jr., J. Washington, M. Washington)
Italicized events require qualification.
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