Kebenei makes US track team for World Championships

Ex-Hog Stanley Kebenei made the US team at Des Moines today you finishing second in 3000M Steeplechase in 8:19:12. Absence of US #1 Evan Jaeger contributed to a slower race and times. The World Championships will be in Doha, Qatar in September.

On another note, Anna Hopkin who finished 2nd in NCAAs for Arkansas, has made the final of 50 meters Freestyle in South Korea at the World Swimming Championships, representing Great Britain. Final will be held tomorrow.

Go Hogs!

Women’s pole vault at USATF will be tomorrow evening. Four Hog vaulters in the field: Desiree Freier, the twins and Sandi Morris. Morris has the second best vault coming in at 4.82 meters (15-9.75); Jenn Suhr has 4.91 (16-1).

Speaking of pole vault, I didn’t realize that Mondo Duplantis of LSU competes for Sweden because his mom is Swedish.

I guess you missed a lot of talk about that during the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville. As a youngster he chose to compete for Sweden over US because he felt it would be easier to make the Swedish team. His Dad competed for US in Pole Vault.

Anna Hopkin did not medal in the 50M Freestyle final, but TV broadcast guy highlighted that she swam for University of Arkansas.