2017 IAAF World Championships Spotlight
Richards swept the NJCAA 400 meter titles at the 2015 Indoor and Outdoor National Championships running for the Texans. Richards also finished fourth in the 200 at the 2015 Outdoor national meet. Richards moved on to run for the University of Alabama where he holds school records in the indoor 200(20.31) and outdoor 200(19.97). He was also a part of the Crimson Tide's 4x400 relay team that set a new school record with a time of 3:02.09. Richards was named a First Team All-American in 2017 in the outdoor 200 meters and 4x400 relay.
Richards will compete for Trinidad and Tobago in the 200-meter run and 4x400 relay in London. The men's 200 meters will begin at 12:30 p.m. local time on August 7th. The men's 4x400 will get underway at 5:50 a.m. on August 12.
Williams was a three-time national champion running for the Lady Texans. Williams was the anchor leg for the women's 4x400 relay team that won gold at the 2014 NJCAA Outdoor Championships. Williams would then earn national titles in the 400 meters and the 4x400 relay at the 2015 NJCAA Indoor Championships. Williams moved on to run for the University of Alabama where she was named a two-time All American in the women's outdoor 400 meters and 4x400 relay. She also was part of the 4x400 relay team which set a new school record with a time of 3:28.62.
Williams will compete for her home country of Trinidad and Tobago in London in the women's 400 meters at 5:55 a.m. local time on August 6.
McKnight was part of the Lady Texans' 2011 4x400 meter relay national title team and also finished second in the women's 4x100 at nationals. McKnight earned a second place finish in the women's 400 meters at the 2012 outdoor national meet while also placing third in the 400-meter hurdles.
McKnight continued her career at the University of Arkansas where she was named a two-time First Team All-American and also earned First Team All-SEC honors. McKnight helped the Lady Razorbacks set a new school record and claim their first national title in the women's 4x400 with a time of 3:27.09. McKnight set a new school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.71, capturing the program's first-ever SEC title in that event.
Williams will represent Trinidad and Tobago in London on August 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the women's 4x400-meter hurdles.
Hart ran on the Texans' 4x100 national title team in 2013 at the outdoor national meet. Hart also placed third at nationals in the 100 meters with a time of 10.08 and finished second in the 200 with a time of 20.68. Hart anchored the Bahamas national title team that set a national record with a time of 38.77 at the Central American & Caribbean Championships in 2013. Hart moved on to compete for Texas A&M University where he helped lead the Aggies to a national title in the men's 4x400 meter relay at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Hart also claimed the 2015 100 meter SEC title with a time of 10.2 seconds.
Hart will represent this Bahamas in London in the men's 4x100 meter relay on August 12 at 4:55 a.m.
Taplin won a national title for the Texas in the men's 400 meters in 2012 with a time of 46.00. Taplin also earned national title honors in the men's 4x400 with a time of 3:05.99. Taplin continued his career in College State where he ran a world-leading time of 45.78 to win the Texas A&M Quadrangular. Taplin also anchored the Aggies' 4x400 relay team at the Quadrangular with a time of 3:07.28.
Taplin will represent Grenada in London in the men's 400 meters which will get underway on August 5 at 4:45 a.m. local time.
Ali ran on the Texans' 2013 4x100-meter relay team which took gold at the 2013 outdoor national meet with a time of 39.62. Ali also placed fourth in the men's 100-meter dash at the 2013 outdoor national meet with a time of 10.12. Ali moved continued his career at the University of Alabama where he was named a First Team All-American in the men's outdoor 4x100 relay, earned honorable mention honors in the outdoor 200, and was named to the All-SEC second team in the men's outdoor 4x100 relay.
Ali will represent his home country of Sudan in London in the men's 200 meters which begin at 12:30 p.m. on August 7.
Gayle ran for the Texans from 2012-2014 where he was named a two-time All-American. Gayle was part of the Texans 4x400 relay team that won gold at the 2017 NJCAA Outdoor Championships. Gaye also placed third in the 400 with a time of 46.01. Gayle continued his career at the University of Alabama where he was named a First Team All-American in the men's 400 meters and 4x100 relay in 2015. Gayle also earned First Team All-SEC honors in the men's 4x100 relay in 2015.
Gayle will represent his home country of Jamaica in the men's 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay. The men's 400 meters will take begin at 4:45 a.m. local time on August 5. The men's 4x400 relay will take place at 5:50 a.m. on August 12.
Campbell won a national title for the Texans in the men's 800 meters as the 2011 NJCA Outdoor Championships. Campbell also earned a pair of runner-up performances in the 1500 meters and 5000 meters at outdoor nationals. In 2011, Campbell earned a second place finish in the men's 3000 meters and finished third in the mile run at the indoor national meet. Campbell continued his career at the University of Arkansas where he was named the 5,000m SEC Champion in 2015. Campbell was also named a two-time First-Team All-SEC recipient in the men's indoor 3000 meters and outdoor 5000 meters in 2015.
Campbell will represent his home country of Jamaica in London in the men's 5000 meters which will begin at 4:05 p.m. on August 9.
Levy won two national titles running for the Lady Texans. Levy captured the 100 and 200-meter titles at the 2010 outdoor national meet. Levy continued her career at Oklahoma Baptist University where she was named a two-time Most Valuable Performer on two NAIA national championship teams and was an 11-time NAIA national event champion.
Levy will represent her home country of Jamaica in the women's 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 meter relay. The women's 100 meters will begin at 5:45 a.m. and the women's 200 meters will begin at 5:00 p.m. on August 5. The women's 4x100 meter relay will get underway at 4:35 a.m. on August 12.
Gordon was a five-time NJCAA national champion running for the Lady Texans. Gordon won gold for in the women's 400m and 800m during the 2014 outdoor season. Gordon also won the 2015 NJCAA 400m outdoor title, as well as the 600m and 800m indoor titles. For her efforts, Gordon was named the 2016 NJCAA Indoor and Outdoor Athlete of the Year. Gordon continued her career in Austin at the University of Texas. Gordon was a member of the Longhorn's NCAA 4x400 indoor championship relay team. Gordon also helped the Longhorns capture the women's 4x400 national crown at the 2016 outdoor national meet.
Gordon will represent Jamaica in London in the women's 400 meters and the 4x400 relay begins at The women's 400m begins at 5:55 a.m. on August 6, while the women's 4x400 relay gets underway at 5:20 a.m. on August 12.
Goule set four NJCAA indoor national records during her freshman season running for the Lady Texans. Goule set records in the women's 400m(53.27), 600-yard dash(1:18.82), 600-meter run(1:26.90) and 800-meter run(2:05.79). Goule swept the 600 meters and 800 meters at the 2011 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships. Goule broke the NJCAA indoor national record in the 400 meters with a time of 53.27 at the Texas Tech Open in Feb. 2011. Goule won a national title at the 2011 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in the women's 400 meters (52.45) and 800 meters (2:08.10). Goule continued her career at LSU and Clemson University following her time on the South Plains. Goule swept the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles in the 800 and was named a First Team All-American in the women's 4x400 relay. Goule won the 2015 NJCAA Indoor title in the 800 meters as a senior at Clemson, leading the Tigers to a sweep of the team titles at the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
Goule will represent her home country of Jamaica in the women's 800 meters which begin at 3:25 p.m. local time on August 10.
Quow made his mark for the Texans in the 400 meters. Quow ran a personal best of 44.53 in the 400 at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. Quow has represented his home country of Trinidad and Tobago in both the Olympic Games and the World Championships. Quow, who now competes professionally for Adidas, will represent his country in London in the 400 meters and the 4x400 relay. The 400 gets underway at 4:45 a.m. local time on August 5. The men's 4x400 begins at 5:20 a.m. local time on August 12.
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