Norwood Wins Bronze on Team USA Mixed 4x400m Relay
Tokyo, Japan – Vernon Norwood anchored the Team USA mixed 4×400 meter relay to bronze on Saturday morning at Olympic Stadium. Team USA took third with a time of 3:10.22.
“It was pretty amazing to come out and represent America and to walk away with a medal and to do what I did is a pretty good feeling,” Norwood said after his race. “And we are extremely humbled and honored to have that.”
Norwood, who didn’t run in the prelims, was called on to compete in the finals for Team USA. He was in fourth when he received the baton for the final leg and moved Team USA up to a bronze medal. The American squad went with an order of Trevor Stewart (male), Kendall Ellis (female), Kaylin Whitney (female), and Norwood (male).
This year marks the first time ever the mixed 4×400 meter relay was contested at the Olympics. The sport of track and field has been running the race since 2019, and that year, former LSU sprinter Michael Cherry claimed gold at the IAAF World Championships in the event.