South Plains College to be well represented at Olympic Games in Tokyo

South Plains College to be well represented at Olympic Games in Tokyo

LEVELLAND — South Plains College will once again be represented on the world stage as 10 former SPC track and field athletes are slated to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, representing five different countries.

The Olympic Games run July 21 through August 8 as more than 11,000 athletes from 204 countries compete in 33 different events, proudly boasting their countries' respective colors, and a chance to be crowned best in the world. South Plains College is no stranger to the Olympic Games, as SPC saw 10 former athletes compete at the 2016 Games in Rio.

The Opening Ceremony will take place on July 23, live on NBC, beginning at 6:55 a.m. ET.

South Plains College athletes competing in Tokyo:

Natassha McDonald: Canada | Women's 400 meters, 4x400 relay

Rosemary Chukwuma: Nigeria | Women's 100 meters

Jessica Ramsey: United States | Women's Shot Put

Sparkle McKnight: Trinidad and Tobago | Women's 400-meter hurdles

Sally Kipyego: United States | Women's Marathon

Natoya Goule: Jamaica | Women's 800 meters

Ruth Usoro: Nigeria | Women's long jump, triple jump

Jereem Richards: Trinidad and Tobago | Men's 200 meters

Fred Kerley: United States | 100 meters

Vernon Norwood: United States | Men's 4x400

Track and Field Schedule: 

Thursday, July 29

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1
• Men's High Jump Qualifying Round
• Men's Discus Throw Qualifying Round
• Women's 800m Round 1
• Men's 400m Hurdles Round 1
• Women's 100m Round 1
Starts at 8 pm EDT

Friday, July 30

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Women's 5000m Round 1
• Women's Triple Jump Qualifying Round
• Women's Shot Put Qualifying Round
• Mixed 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
• Men's 10,000m Final
Starts at 6 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1
• Women's Discus Throw Qualifying Round
• Men's Pole Vault Qualifying Round
• Men's 800m Round 1
• Women's 100m Hurdles Qualifying Round
• Men's 100m Preliminary Round
Starts at 8 pm EDT

Saturday, July 31

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's 10,000m Victory Ceremony
• Men's Long Jump Qualifying Round
• Women's 100m Semifinals
• Men's 100m Round 1
• Men's Discus Throw Final
• Women's 800m Semifinals
• Mixed 4 x 400m Relay Final
• Women's 100m Final
Starts at 6 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Women's Hammer Throw Qualifying Round
• Women's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1
• Women's Long Jump Qualifying Round
• Men's Discus Throw Victory Ceremony
• Women's Shot Put Final
• Men's 400m Round 1
• Mixed 4 x 400m Relay Victory Ceremony
Starts at 8:10 pm EDT

Sunday, August 1

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Women's 100m Victory Ceremony
• Men's High Jump Final
• Men's 100m Semifinals
• Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinals
• Women's Shot Put Victory Ceremony
• Women's Triple Jump Final
• Men's 800m Semifinals
• Men's 400m Hurdles Semifinals
• Men's High Jump Victory Ceremony
• Men's 100m Final
Starts at 6 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's Hammer Throw Qualifying Round
• Women's 1500m Round 1
• Women's Triple Jump Victory Ceremony
• Men's Long Jump Final
• Women's 200m Round 1
• Women's 100m Hurdles Final
Starts at 8 pm EDT

Monday, August 2

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's 100m Victory Ceremony
• Men's Long Jump Victory Ceremony
• Women's Pole Vault Qualifying Round
• Women's 200m Semifinals
• Women's 100m Hurdles Victory Ceremony
• Women's Discus Throw Final
• Men's 400m Semifinals
• Women's 400m Hurdles Semifinals
• Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final
• Women's 5000m Final
Starts at 6 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's Triple Jump Qualifying Round
• Men's 1500m Round 1
• Women's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round
• Women's 400m Round 1
• Women's Discus Throw Victory Ceremony
• Men's 3000m Steeplechase Victory Ceremony
• Women's Long Jump Final
• Men's 200m Round 1
• Men's 400m Hurdles Final
• Women's 5000m Victory Ceremony
Starts at 8 pm EDT

Tuesday, August 3

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Women's Long Jump Victory Ceremony
• Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1
• Men's Shot Put Qualifying Round
• Men's Pole Vault Final
• Men's 400m Hurdles Victory Ceremony
• Men's 5000m Round 1
• Women's Hammer Throw Final
• Men's 200m Semifinals
• Women's 800m Final
• Women's 200m Final
Starts at 6 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's Decathlon 100m
• Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round
• Women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
• Men's Decathlon Long Jump
• Men's Pole Vault Victory Ceremony
• Women's Heptathlon High Jump
• Women's Hammer Throw Victory Ceremony
• Women's 800m Victory Ceremony
• Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinals
• Women's 400m Hurdles Final
• Men's Decathlon Shot Put
• Women's 400m Hurdles Victory Ceremony
Starts at 8 pm EDT

Wednesday, August 4

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's Decathlon High Jump
• Women's 1500m Semifinals
• Women's Heptathlon Shot Put
• Women's 400m Semifinals
• Women's 200m Victory Ceremony
• Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final
• Men's Hammer Throw Final
• Women's Heptathlon 200m
• Women's 3000m Steeplechase Victory Ceremony
• Men's 800m Final
• Men's Decathlon 400m
• Men's 200m Final
Starts at 5:30 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's Decathlon 110m Hurdles
• Women's High Jump Qualifying Round
• Men's Hammer Throw Victory Ceremony
• Women's Heptathlon Long Jump
• Men's Decathlon Discus Throw
• Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
• Men's 800m Victory Ceremony
• Men's 200m Victory Ceremony
• Men's Triple Jump Final
• Men's Shot Put Final
• Men's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
• Men's 110m Hurdles Final
• Men's Decathlon Pole Vault
• Women's Heptathlon Javelin Throw
Starts at 8 pm EDT

Thursday, August 5

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's 20km Race Walk Final
• Men's 20km Race Walk Venue Ceremony
Starts at 3:30 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's Shot Put Victory Ceremony
• Men's Triple Jump Victory Ceremony
• Men's Decathlon Javelin Throw
• Women's Pole Vault Final
• Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
• Men's 1500m Semifinals
• Men's 110m Hurdles Victory Ceremony
• Men's 400m Final
• Women's Heptathlon 800m
• Men's Decathlon 1500m
Starts at 6 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's 50km Race Walk Final
• Men's 50km Race Walk Venue Ceremony
Starts at 4:30 pm EDT

Friday, August 6

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Women's 20km Race Walk Final
• Women's 20km Race Walk Venue Ceremony
Starts at 3:30 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's 20km Race Walk Victory Ceremony
• Women's Pole Vault Victory Ceremony
• Women's Heptathlon Victory Ceremony
• Men's Decathlon Victory Ceremony
• Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
• Women's Javelin Throw Final
• Men's 5000m Final
• Men's 400m Victory Ceremony
• Women's 400m Final
• Women's 1500m Final
• Men's 5000m Victory Ceremony
• Women's 400m Victory Ceremony
• Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final
• Women's 1500m Victory Ceremony
• Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final
Starts at 6:50 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Women's Marathon Final
• Women's Marathon Venue Ceremony
Starts at 6 pm EDT

Saturday, August 7

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's 50km Race Walk Victory Ceremony
• Women's 20km Race Walk Victory Ceremony
• Women's 4 x 100m Relay Victory Ceremony
• Men's 4 x 100m Relay Victory Ceremony
• Women's High Jump Final
Women's 10,000m Final
• Men's Javelin Throw Final
• Women's Javelin Throw Victory Ceremony
• Men's 1500m Final
• Women's 10,000m Victory Ceremony
• Men's 1500m Victory Ceremony
• Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final
• Men's Javelin Throw Victory Ceremony
• Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final
• Women's High Jump Victory Ceremony
• Women's 4 x 400m Relay Victory Ceremony
• Men's 4 x 400m Relay Victory Ceremony
Starts at 6 am EDT

Venue: Olympic Stadium
• Men's Marathon Final
• Men's Marathon Venue Ceremony
Starts at 6 pm EDT