Trojans earn four All-American honors

UA Little Rock student-athletes Charles Okeze and Travion Clark compete in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon.

For their efforts at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, University of Arkansas at Little Rock student-athletes Keshawn Andrews, Ch’kilas Calhoun, Travion Clark, and Charles Okeze were named Second Team All-Americans by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on June 11.

Student-athletes earned Second Team All-America status by virtue of finishing between ninth and 16th place, including as members of a relay team, at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past week in Eugene, Oregon.

In Little Rock’s first-ever relay appearance at the NCAA Championships, Andrews, Calhoun, Clark, and Okeze finished 12th with a school record of 39.31 seconds in the 4×100-meter semifinals on June 6. It was the second consecutive meet in which Little Rock had posted a school record.

Before Andrews, Calhoun, Clark and Okeze, the Trojans’ men’s outdoor team had only three All-American selections in program history. Two-time outdoor All-American Chris Johnson earned his last selection in 2005, and Leo Settle was the Trojans’ first All-American selection in 1997.

Okeze was also named a USTFCCCA Honorable Mention for finishing 20th in the 200-meter semifinals June 6.

In the upper right photo, UA Little Rock student-athletes Charles Okeze and Travion Clark compete in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon. 

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