Arkansas to have four Razorback track and field representatives at the Olympics

World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2024 - Day Two
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The pride of Arkansas Razorback athletics will be on full display at the Olympic games in Paris, France. Four Hogs will represent the United States in four different events: Jarrion Lawson, Taliyah Brooks, Chris Bailey, and Rachel Glenn.

Former long jumper for the Razorbacks, Jarrion Lawson, is ranked the No. 11 long jumper in the world. While at Arkansas, Lawson was a 15-time All-American (yeah, you read that correctly), winning the NCAA championship in the 4X100m and twice in the indoor long jump. He also holds the record at Arkansas for the 100m with a time of 10.04.

Chris Bailey was a Hog in 2021 and 2022, running the 4x400m and the 400m. He tried out for 400m at the US Olympic trials, earning a time of 44.42 seconds and a spot on this year's team.

Taliyah Brooks had a career full of accolades at Arkansas, including NCAA Champion in the pentathlon, Two-time NCAA Indoor runner-up in the pentathlon, Two-time NCAA Outdoor bronze medalist (long jump, heptathlon), eight-time All-American, 2018 SEC Indoor champion in the pentathlon, and 2017 SEC outdoor champion in the heptathlon. She will compete in the heptathlon in Paris.

Last but certainly not least is Rachel Glenn. As a sophomore and the only one of the four athletes going to the games still in college, she's the youngest athlete with ties to the Natural State that qualified for the US team. She'll be competing in the 400m hurdles.