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.