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NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fast on the track: ASU’s Bacon sizzling on way to Eugene

By Brooks Kubena

This article was published June 5, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Jaylen Bacon breaks from the blocks during a recent practice at the Arkansas State University Track and Field Complex in Jonesboro. He will be competing in the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

At a glance

JAYLEN BACON

COLLEGE Arkansas State

CLASS Senior

HOMETOWN Eastover, S.C.

EVENTS 100 and 200 meters

NOTEWORTHY Tied for this year’s top time in the 100-meter dash set at the NCAA West Preliminaries on May 25. … Placed second as part of the United States 400-meter relay team at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. … Finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the 2017 USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 10.10 seconds. … Four-time All-Sun Belt Conference. … Holds the outdoor school record in the 100 (9.97 seconds) and the indoor school record in the 200 (21.02 seconds).

At a glance

At a glance

NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHEN Wednesday through Saturday

WHERE Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Men: Florida. Women: Oregon

This track story begins the same way most track stories of the past decade begin: A snapshot of Usain Bolt.

At a glance

JAYLEN BACON

COLLEGE Arkansas State

CLASS Senior

HOMETOWN Eastover, S.C.

EVENTS 100 and 200 meters

NOTEWORTHY Tied for this year’s top time in the 100-meter dash set at the NCAA West Preliminaries on May 25. … Placed second as part of the United States 400-meter relay team at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. … Finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the 2017 USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 10.10 seconds. … Four-time All-Sun Belt Conference. … Holds the outdoor school record in the 100 (9.97 seconds) and the indoor school record in the 200 (21.02 seconds).

At a glance

At a glance

NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHEN Wednesday through Saturday

WHERE Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Men: Florida. Women: Oregon

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FreddyBry says... June 5, 2018 at 9:38 a.m.

Great story. Thanks.

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