2 Former Hogs Advance Team USA in Rio

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Tyson Gay in the 4x100m relay on Aug. 18

USA’s Tyson Gay runs with the baton competes in the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 2016. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Two more former Razorbacks will be back in the spotlight Friday night at the Olympic Games.

Tyson Gay and Jarrion Lawson will run for Team USA in the Men’s 4x100m relay final after the team finished first in Round 1, along with Christian Coleman and Mike Rodgers. Their winning time was 37.65.

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. 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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