Position
Sprints
Height
6'2
Class
Junior
Hometown
Bensalem, Pa.
Previous School
South Plains College
Major
Pre-Human Science & Education
High School
Trenton Central HS

Events: 100M (10.34), 200M (IN: 21.13; OUT: 20.15)

NCAA Champion (2016 4×100 Meter Relay)
4x All-American
2x SEC Champion
3x All-SEC

Top 10 LSU Marks
No. 3 – 4×100 Meter Relay – 38.33
No. 4 – 4×400 Meter Relay (outdoors) – 3:00.55
No. 4 – 200 Meters (outdoors) – 20.15

2018 OUTDOOR (SENIOR)
Earned First Team All-America honors as the third leg of the 4×400 meter relay that finished third at the NCAA Championships with the third-best time in LSU history (3:00.56) … placed 15th in the 200 meter dash at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20.66 to earn Second Team All-America honors … second leg of the 4×100 meter relay that claimed an SEC title with a season-best readout of 38.76 … served as the third leg of the 4×400 meter relay that took silver at the SEC Championships with a time of 3:01.98 … claimed the top spot in the 100 meter dash at the Miami Hurricane Invitational with a personal-best time of 10.34 … helped the 4×100 meter relay squad capture titles at the Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational (38.84), Battle on the Bayou (39.87), Hurricane Invitational (39.51) and LSU Alumni Gold (39.39) … third leg of the 4×400 meter relay that finished second at the SEC Championships with a time of 3:01.98 … helped the 4×400 meter relay win three times in 2018 – Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational (3:07.16), Battle on the Bayou (3:09.97) and LSU Invitational (3:04.63).

2018 INDOOR (SENIOR)
Earned First Team All-America honors as the third leg of the 4×400 meter relay that finished sixth at the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:05.31 … placed 12th in the 200 meter dash at the SEC Championships with a personal-best time of 21.13 … helped the 4×400 meter relay finish second at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational (3:07.71) and Razorback Invitational (3:04.92) … earned a fifth-place finish in the 60 meter dash at the LSU Twilight with a time of 6.88.

2017
Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2017 season … Received a redshirt during the outdoor season to preserve his senior season of eligibility … Will compete as a senior both indoors and outdoors during the 2018 season.

2016
Crowned an NCAA Champion in the 4×100-meter relay as he teamed with Jaron Flournoy, Tremayne Acy and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake for a record-setting performance at the 2016 NCAA Divsion I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Ran the second leg of LSU’s sprint relay team that smashed the Hayward Field record at the University of Oregon with a winning time of 38.42 seconds in the national final to win the program’s ninth NCAA title in the event all-time … Also ran the second leg of the 4×100-meter relay team that destroyed the meet record at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships by nearly two tenths of a second with the eighth-fastest time in collegiate history at 38.33 at the University of Alabama … Added All-American and All-SEC performances in the 200-meter dash as one of the nation’s top sprinters during the outdoor season … Emerged as one of the NCAA’s leading 200-meter sprinters at the SEC Outdoor Championships where he clocked a wind-legal personal best of 20.15 (+0.4) in the final to become the SEC Outdoor Silver Medalist in the event … Became the No. 4-ranked sprinter in school history to ever run the 200 meters outdoors with his best of 20.15 at the conference meet … Qualified for the SEC final with a wind-aided run of 20.42 (+3.4) in the preliminary round … Added a PR of 10.47 (-0.2) in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships while finishing in 11th place in the qualifying round … Earned All-America honors in the 200 meters as the fourth-place finisher in the 200-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with times of 20.56 (+1.6) in the semifinal and 20.55 (-0.2) in the final … Advanced to the NCAA semifinal in the event after clocking 20.41 (+0.5) in the first round of qualifying and 20.25 (+3.6) in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida … Ran a season-opening wind-aided time of 20.60 (+2.5) for seveth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Debuted as the second leg of LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team at the LSU Invitational where he helped the Tigers run 38.93 for second place overall as the top collegiate team in the field … Followed the collegiate season by lining up in the 200-meter dash at the Jamaican Senior Championships in Kingston where he finished seventh overall with times of 20.52 (+0.5) in the preliminary round and 20.81 (-1.5) in the final … Did not compete during the indoor season while recovering from injury.

PRIOR TO LSU
The leading 200-meter sprinter in the junior college ranks after being crowned the 200-meter champion at the National Junior College Athletics Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2015 … Helped lead South Plains to its ninth-straight NJCAA Outdoor team championship during his sophomore season … Captured the NCJAA Outdoor crown in the 200 meters with a winning run of 20.96 (+1.1) in the national final … Finished one tenth of a second ahead of second place to win his first career national title in the 200-meter dash … Ran the fastest wind-aided time of his athletics career with a windy 20.46 (+3.0) to qualify as the top seed in the semifinal round for the NJCAA Outdoor final … Also ran the second leg of South Plains’ NJCAA-title-winning 4×100-meter relay in 2015 that clocked 39.99 in the national final … Posted a wind-legal seasonal best in 2015 of 20.90 (+1.8) in a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters at Texas Tech’s Red Raider Invitational during the outdoor season … Also clocked an indoor personal best of 21.37 during his sophomore season at South Plains in 2015 … A 200-meter specialist that made his debut at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships as a freshman in 2014 … Ran a wind-legal time of 21.22 (-0.2) to finish in 11th place overall in the national semifinals of the event in his debut … Helped South Plains qualify for the NJCAA Outdoor final in the 4×100-meter relay in 2014 by running the second leg on the foursome that clocked 40.06 for the second-fastest time of the preliminary round at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships held in Mesa, Arizona … Ran a wind-legal PR of 20.62 (+1.3) at Texas Tech’s Red Raider Open during his freshman season outdoors in 2014 … Also clocked a wind-aided time of 20.88 (+3.6) at a meet held in Abilene, Texas, during the 2014 outdoor season … Ran the 100-meter dash just one time during the 2014 season, clocking a wind-aided 10.65 (+3.4) in the prelims and 10.67 (+1.9) in the final for a fifth-place finish at the UTSA Invitational in San Antonio.

PERSONAL
Full name is Renard Selvin Howell … Born on March 3, 1995 … Parents are Christine Thomas and Selvin Howell … Has one sister, Renesha Howell … Majoring in pre-human science and education.

 

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