Former Bastrop High standout Ch'kilas Calhoun helped the University of Arkansas at Little Rock 4 x 100-meter relay team to a 12th-place finish at the recent NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
University of Arkansas Little Rock junior sprinter Ch'kilas Calhoun of Bastrop has been named as a second-team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Keshawn Andrews, Calhoun, Travion Clark and Charles Okeze were honored by the USTFCCCA after posting a school record time of 39.31 seconds and finishing 12th overall at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week at the University of Oregon.
The foursome broke their own school record of 39.35 set on May 26 at the NCAA West Preliminaries. Little Rock was just a hundredth of a second off the fourth-fastest time in Sun Belt Conference history, and tallied the fastest time by a Sun Belt School since 2014.
Andrews, Calhoun, Clark and Okeze became the first relay team in program history to compete in the NCAA Championships.
Athletes earned second-team All-America status by virtue of finishing between 9th and 16th place at the national championships.
Before Andrews, Calhoun, Clark and Okeze, the Trojans' men's outdoor team had only three All-America selections in program history. Two-time outdoor All-American Chris Johnson earned his last selection in 2005, and Leo Settle was the Trojans' first All-American selection in 1997.
Okeze also earned All-America honorable mention recognition for finishing 20th in the 200-meter semifinals last Wednesday.