2 Former Hogs Running in Rio

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Razorbacks to Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Two more former Razorbacks will be in the spotlight Thursday morning at the Olympic Games.

Tyson Gay and Jarrion Lawson will run for Team USA in Round 1 of the Men’s 4x100m relay.

The track and field event is scheduled to begin at 9:40 a.m. as part of the morning session on day 13 of the Rio Games.

Gay, 33, is a two-time Olympian (2008 Beijing and 2012 London) and 2007 world champion at both 100 and 200 meters. He is ranked second all-time behind Jamaica’s Usain Bolt with a time of 9.69 seconds in the 100.

Jarrion Lawson, 22, of Texarkana, Texas, competed earlier this week in the long jump, finishing fourth. Earlier this summer In the Olympic trials, he became only the ninth American with a legal jump over 28 feet, going 28-1 ¾ on his fourth attempt to also earn his first trip to the Games and post the longest legal jump of the year.

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