Little Rock earns four All-American honors

Little Rock Athletics
Tyler Morrison, Associate Director of Communications

LITTLE ROCK – For their efforts at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, 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 Monday.

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 at Hayward Field last Wednesday. 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 last Wednesday.

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