Lower Richland Alumnus Jaylen Bacon Turns Pro

Lower Richland alumnus Jaylen Bacon (Arkansas State) announced today he has turned professional, FloTrack reported. 

 Bacon signed with adidas.

In his senior year with the Red Wolves, Bacon ran a phenomenal 9.97 PR in the 100m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to vault him to the top of the Division I descending-order list. Although he shockingly didn't qualify for the final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, his 9.97 remained the fastest time run by a collegian in 2018. He also owns PRs of 20.18 over 200m and 6.56 for 60m. 

scrunners.com reached out the Lower Richland coach Michael Steward for a statement and will update the article as more details are received. 

Personal Records
  • 55m (in) - 6.28
  • 60m (in) - 6.56
  • 60m - 6.74
  • 100m - 9.97
  • 200m (in) - 21.02
  • 200m - 20.18
  • 400m (in) - 49.21
  • 400m - 47.55

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