DES MOINES, Iowa – Hurdler Caleb Corprew will close his decorated Belmont University career at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships this week, just the second active Bruin to represent the program at the national championships.
Corprew (Midwest City, Okla.), who recently concluded his senior year, will run in the 400-meter hurdles on Thursday afternoon at Drake Stadium at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He'll be joined in action by Belmont Assistant Track Coach Joe Frye, who will compete in the hammer throw Friday.
The first round preliminaries of the 400 hurdles will go off at 3:05 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday. The prelims are streaming live via NBC Sports Gold, an online subscription-based extension of the NBC Sports Network. Race results can also be viewed online in real time through the USA Track & Field website.
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Corprew is one of 25 entrants in the 400 hurdles, about half of whom are collegiate athletes. The field also includes Byron Robinson, who ran at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Corprew is the first active Bruin to compete at the USA Championships since sprinter Lynette Rives ran in 2009. She finished 20th that year in the women's 200 meters.
Corprew recently finished 20th in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, but it was his performance at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships two weeks prior that earned him a spot among the United States' elites at the USA Championships. He ran a 50.50, a Belmont record, to match the championships' qualifying standard.
Coach Frye will be making his fourth appearance at the USA Championships. A former Bruin athlete himself from 2007-2011, all four of his trips to nationals have come after his days competing for Belmont.
The hammer throw begins Friday at 3:20 p.m. with 18 total throwers vying for a national title. Among the hammer throwers are 2016 Olympians Conor McCullough and Rudy Winkler.
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