Former Track Hogs Shine in Monaco
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Razorbacks Alistair Cragg and Fayetteville native Wallace Spearmon, Jr. had a stellar day of competition on Wednesday at the Herculis, an IAAF Super Grand Prix event, in Monaco.
Spearmon tied for a title win in the 100 meters with Clement Campbell of Jamaica. Both sprinters crossed the finish line in a time of 10.17. Competing in the 200 meters at the World Championships, Spearmon currently holds the world’s fifth-best 200-meter time run this season, a 19.82 clocked at the USA Championships in June.
Cragg clocked a 7:32.49 3000-meter time, good for a third-place finish. Fresh off a 5,000-meter time of 13:07.10 from the Atletiek Vlaanderenmeet last week in Brasschaa, Belgium, Cragg’s 5K time is currently the fastest by a European runner this season and automatically advanced him to the World Championships in Osaka, Japan, in August.
Both Cragg and Spearmon along with former Hog Tyson Gay and current Razorback J-Mee Samuels will compete one more time at the Norwich Union Super Grand Prix in London before the World Championships begin Aug. 25. For complete results of the Herculis, visit www.iaaf.org.