Belmont transfer joins UA track

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Hurdles are stacked on Friday, April 27, 2018, at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville.
Photo by Ben Goff
Hurdles are stacked on Friday, April 27, 2018, at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas' men’s track and field program has added a transfer to its roster, it was announced Thursday.

Jacob McLeod, a distance runner who won two indoor conference championships in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs while at Belmont, is joining the Razorbacks. He won the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference titles in those events after finishing second in both races the year before.

McLeod also earned an at-large qualification for the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships after finishing second at the OVC Championships and fourth in the NCAA South Region meet.

At Trinity Dublin Christian School in Georgia, McLeod won multiple state titles in the 800 meter, 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter runs. He led the school to back-to-back-to-back team state championships.

He won 11 state titles, according to Arkansas’ release, including three in cross country.

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