Jamaican long jump duo, Carey McLeod and Wayne Pinnock, transfer from Tennessee to Arkansas

By July 01, 2022

Jamaican long jump duo Wayne Pinnock and Carey McLeod will represent the University of Arkansas in the coming season of NCAA Track and Field.

Pinnock, a freshman at the University of Tennessee won the long jump competition at the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships in June while McLeod, a senior at Tennessee, was fourth. Both have decided to transfer to represent the Razorbacks in the coming season.

The University of Arkansas announced on Friday that two Jamaicans will join their programme, Marcus Weaver, who transfers from Wisconsin, Grant Williams from Celina High School as well Wyatt Green from Katy Cinco Ranch High School.

McLeod is a three-time SEC champion and six-time NCAA All-American and was the first male athlete from Tennessee track & field to qualify for Jamaica at the Tokyo Summer Games. However, his participation was blocked after he tested positive for Covid-19.

The 2020 Indoor SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Year owns the school record in both categories with marks of 8.26 meters in the long jump and 17.17 meters in the triple jump.

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