Photos from the 2017 Razorback Invitational (Jan. 27-28, 2017; Photos by Gunnar Rathbun)
2018 SEC Indoor Track & Field Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2017, 2018 First-Team Indoor All-American - 200m
2016, 2017, 2018 Second-Team Outdoor All-American - 200m
2017 Second-Team Outdoor All-American - 4x100m Relay
2015, 2016 Second-Team Indoor All-American - 200m
SEC Runner of the Week - 4/18/17, 1/23/18, 4/24/18
2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2017, 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 Indoors: Posted another All-American season in his final indoor campaign... was Carolina's top performer in the 60m and the 200m... was one of the country's top 200m performers for the fourth-straight season... won his signature event at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 20.45, the second-best indoor mark in Carolina history... that time also topped the national leaderboard at the time and led to SEC Runner of the Week honors... was the top 200m preliminary runner at the SEC Championships and finished fourth overall... made the 200m national final at the NCAA Indoor Championships and finished fifth overall, his best ever finish at the national meet, to earn first-team All-America honors... won the 60m at the Navy Winter Invitational... set a 60m PR of 6.69 at the Tiger Paw Invitational, the seventh-best mark in Carolina history... finished 12th in the SEC in the 60m... also ran the 400m at the Columbia Challenge and the 4x400m relay at the conference meet. Outdoors: Finished his collegiate career as an eight-time All-American and perhaps the best 200m runner in Carolina history... won the 200m at the Florida Relays with a time of 20.36, which topped the NCAA standings at the time... also won the 200m at the Tennessee Relays... clocked in at 20.00 in the 200 at the USC Open, a new Carolina school record and again the top mark on the NCAA leaderboard... ran the top prelim time at the SEC Championships and finished fourth at his last conference meet... was the second-best qualifier at the NCAA East Regional to punch one final ticket to Eugene... finished ninth at his final NCAA Championships, earning second-team All-America honors in the 200m... also ran the 100m, including second-place finishes at Tennessee Relays and the USC Open... ran 10.16 at the USC Open, a new PR and the third-best mark in Gamecock history... finished fifth in the 100 at the SEC Championships... qualified to run the 100 at the NCAA East Regional but elected to focus on the 200, his signature event.
2017 Indoors: Was Carolina's top performer in the 60m and the 200m... earned a pair of podium finishes in the 60, placing second at the Clemson Invitational and third at the Vanderbilt Invitational... did his best work in the 200, where he won the meets at Clemson and Vanderbilt plus the Armory Invitational... set a new PR at the Tiger Paw Invitational, where he ran 20.67 to finish second... at the SEC Championships, he finished eighth in the 200 and 17th in the 60... qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 200... placed sixth in prelims, at 20.69, to earn a spot in the national finals... placed eighth in finals to earn first-team All-America laurels for the first time. Outdoors: Had a breakout season as one of the top 200m sprinters in the nation... ran a new Gamecock record, 20.14, at his season-opener, the Gamecock Invitational... that time led the nation for a three-week stretch... finished fifth at the SEC Championships and fourth at the NCAA East Regional, where he ran 20.20 in the finals, his best ever second-run performance... qualified for the NCAA Championships and placed 11th to earn second-team All-America status... also anchored Carolina's 4x100m relay team, with victories at the Weems Baskin Invitational, Gamecock Invitational and USC Open... placed ninth at the SEC Championships in the 4x100, and qualified for nationals with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA East Regional... earned another second-team All-America finish in the 4x1 by coming in 15th at NCAAs.
2016 Indoors: Made his second trip to nationals for the 200, where he finished 12th overall to collect second-team All-American honors... ran his top 200 time at the Tyson Invite, where his finish in 20.89 was good for sixth overall... placed second at the Armory Invite in the 200m. Outdoors: National qualifier in the 200m outdoors as well, where he placed 16th in the prelims... qualified for the East Regional championship in the 200 as well as the 100m... ran his fastest time in the 100 in his first time out, a time of 10.29 at the Spec Towns Invite... ran his fastest 200 time of the spring in the regional final, where his time of 20.55 put him 11th overall and gave him the sixth-fastest time in school history... he also qualified for Eugene in the 4x100m relay.
2015 Indoors: Was a top sprinter for the team... won the 200 at the Hokie Invite (21.32)... won the 200 at the Armory Invite, crossing in 21.16... set a season-best in the event at the Arkansas Open, with a 20.87 time that is fourth-fastest in program history and 14th-fastest for the season among collegiate runners... scored for the team at the SEC Championship, finishing fifth in the finals (21.06)... also ran his best 60 time of the season at the conference meet (6.80)... ran a 20.89 at nationals and finished ninth, just .12 seconds off the finals qualifying time. Outdoors: Did not compete for Carolina... ran for South Africa at the World University Games in Korea, where he won bronze in the 4x100 relay and finished fourth in the 200 final with a season-best time of 20.68, tenth-fastest in program history... South Africa U23 and Senior Nationals champion in the 200.
Born Dec. 15, 1993... son of Simiwe and Bukelwa... has four siblings... earned a private pilot's license.