Igbokwe Grabs Spot In 400-Meter Final


DES MOINES, Iowa – Day two of the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships featured a stellar performance by Obi Igbokwe who advanced to the 400-meter final, and Derek Jacobus wrapping up the decathlon.

Derek Jacobus capped his competition at the USATF meet with a seventh-place finish in the decathlon.

Jacobus, who entered the day with a score of 3,874 through five events, pieced together marks of 15.99 in the 110-meter hurdles (734-points), 37.06m (121′-7″) (605-points) in the discus throw, 4.25m (13′-11.25″) (688-points) in the pole vault, 51.55m (169′-1″) (612-points) in the javelin, and a time of 3:36.33 in the 1,500-meters.

In the semifinals of the 400-meters, Obi Igbokwe advanced on through to the USATF final finishing third in his heat, and fifth overall in the semifinals with his time of 45.21.

Kenzo Cotton wrapped up competition in the 100-meters as a USATF Outdoors semifinalist, posting a time of 10.14 finishing fifth in his semifinal heat and ninth overall. Noah Lyles went on to win the USATF title running a world-leading time of 9.88 seconds.

Over at the Jamaican National Championships, senior Kemar Mowatt, who wrapped up last season with a fourth-place finish at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships, turned in a bronze medal performance in the 400-meter hurdles running 49.16 seconds trailing only Shawn Rowe of Pumpa (49.04) and Annsert Whyte running unattached at 48.80.

Arkansas will return to action tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. with the prelims of the 200-meters where current Razorback Kenzo Cotton, and alums Jarrion Lawson and Marqueze Washington will take to the track.

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