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CAMPBELL-VERONICA, BROWN

TRACK AND FIELD

BROWN, VERONICA CAMPBELL – Track & Field – Barton County Com. College (2000-2002) – One of the fastest sprinters to ever compete in the NCAA Veronica Campbell-Brown's legacy remains forever present in Arkansas Razorback track and field history. A four-time All-American during her tenure as a Razorback, Campbell-Brown was most known for her 200-meter performance, an event in which she captured the 2004 NCAA indoor title in 22.43 seconds (No. 2 all-time best in NCAA history). In addition to her success on the national circuit, Campbell-Brown was a three-time SEC Champion. Following her time at Arkansas, she went on to find continued success on the professional circuit, racing to eight Olympic medals (including two 200 golds) and 11 IAAF World Championship titles while representing Jamaica. She scored big in the 2005 and 2007 IIAF World Championships, with silver and gold medals in the 100-meter, 200 meter and 4-by-100-meter relays. She went on to compete in the 2000 Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in the 4-by-100-meter relay. She then won back-to-back gold medal titles in the 200-meter at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, as well as a gold in the 4-by-100-meter relay and a bronze in the 100-meter in 2004. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Campbell-Brown won her sixth Olympic medal, a bronze, in the 100 meters. She also attended the 2015 World Championships in the 4x100m relay in Beijing, China. In February 2018, Veronica and her husband, Omar, welcomed their daughter, Avianna, into the world. She sat out the remainder of 2018 and has possibly set her sights on the 2020 Olympics. Away from the track, she is a UNESCO Sport Ambassador and heads the VCB Foundation, which offers mentorship and financial assistance to young women in Jamaica.

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