Track Hogs Head for NACAC Championships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Nkosinza Balumbu and J-Mee Samuels, members of the Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field team, will represent Team USA at the 2008 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Track & Field Championships. The event will be held July 18-20 in Toluca, Mexico.

Balumbu, 2008 NCAA Indoor Triple Jump Champion, will compete in his signature event while his teammate Samuels, a two-time All-American during the 2008 indoor season, will compete in the 100 meters and as a member of the 4×100-meter relay. Balumbu’s 2008 outdoor season best measured 54-4 while Samuels’ best 100-meter time clocked in at 10.08.

The NACAC Athletic Association’s U-23 Championships are held every two years in one of the 32 member nations of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association, one of six regional athletics associations affiliated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Seventy-eight athletes have been named to the Team USA roster which was announced Wednesday by USA Track & Field.

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