Vernon Norwood Named to USA 4x400m Relay Pool

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Vernon Norwood Named to USA 4x400m Relay Pool

Eugene, Oregon Vernon Norwood, coming off a fifth place finish at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday evening, has officially been named to the Team USA 4x400m relay pool for the Tokyo Olympics.

Norwood took fifth in a time of 44.92 in the finals of the 400 meters Sunday evening. Norwood will be a candidate for both the men’s 4×400 meter relay and the mixed 4×400 meter relay, which features two women and two men teaming up on the relay.

For Norwood, this will be his fifth time making the U.S. national team. He represented first represented America at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing in both the 400 meters and 4×400 meter relay. He next donned the USA jersey at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Oregon and at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England; he won gold at the 2016 World Indoor Championships on the 4×400 meter relay team. His last appearance on the national team came in 2019 at the IAFF World Outdoor Championships in Doha where he competed both individually (400 meters) and as a part of the 4×400 meter relay team.