NEW ORLEANS – Belmont University senior Caleb Corprew has been selected as an honorable mention All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The recognition follows the finish of the outdoor track and field last week, which concluded with the NCAA Track & Field Division I Championships at the University of Oregon's historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., over the weekend.
It was there that Corprew (Midwest City, Okla.) became the Belmont men's track team's first ever representative at Nationals. He finished 20th in the 400-meter hurdles in 52.80.
The USTFCCCA All-America First Team comprised those who finished among the top eight in their events at Nationals. Second Team included athletes who placed between ninth and 16th. Honorable mention were the finishers from 17th to 24th.
We can't believe it's been 5 days since Caleb Corprew became an honorable mention All-American ?— Belmont Runners (@BelmontXCTF) June 11, 2018
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A two-time Ohio Valley Conference champion in the 400 hurdles, Corprew made Belmont history by qualifying for the NCAA Championships in late May when he ran a 50.50 at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in Tampa, Fla. That time broke his own school record by an astounding 0.68 seconds, a bar he had set at 51.18 the previous day in the Regional prelims.
The 50.50 also met the qualifying standard for the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships that begin June 21 at Des Moines, Iowa.
Corprew's four years as a Bruin proved to be among the most productive ever for the track program. He leaves Belmont having won three total OVC titles, including both the 400 and 110 hurdles during this outdoor campaign. He set or tied six school records with four of them coming in the hurdles discipline.
He twice reached the East Regionals, placing 38th there last year as a junior before breaking through in this, his final and senior season. Corprew entered the NCAA Championships seeded 16th based on his time at Regionals.
The Bruins also took second at the OVC Outdoor Championships in each of the past seasons, the highest finish in program history.