Cherry, Norwood Help Team USA to 4x400m Relay Gold

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Cherry, Norwood Help Team USA to 4x400m Relay Gold

Doha, Qatar – Michael Cherry and Vernon Norwood both played their part in Team USA’s 4×400 meter relay gold medal that closed out the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Qatar on Sunday.

Cherry claimed his second gold medal at the 2019 IAAF World Championships on Sunday as he ran the second leg on Team USA’s 4×400 meter relay that won with a time of 2:56.69; the 2:56.69 was the fastest time run in the last 11 years on the global stage.

Cherry split a time of 43.8 to claim his gold medal exactly one week after collecting gold as a member of the U.S. mixed 4×400 meter relay squad that set a world record with a time of 3:09.34. Norwood did not run in the finals but will be rewarded with a gold medal as he helped the U.S. squad advance out of the heats that were run on Saturday. Norwood was also a 4×4 world indoor champion in 2016.

The LSU track and field program ended the IAAF World Championships with three gold medals and two silver medals.

Medals
Michael Cherry – Gold – Mixed 4x400m Relay (Sept. 29)
Michael Cherry – Gold – 4x400m Relay (Oct. 6)
Vernon Norwood* – Gold – 4x400m Relay (Oct. 5)
Mondo Duplantis – Silver – Pole Vault (Oct. 1)
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake – Silver 4x100m Relay (Oct. 5)
*Did not run in finals but will receive gold medal for participating in preliminary round