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Syracuse alum Jarret Eaton competing for World title

The former NCAA Champ won his 2nd US Title two weeks ago

2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 8
Jarret Eaton is seeking his 1st World Championship
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Syracuse Orange track and field alum Jarret Eaton will always hold a special place in Orange history. He was the program’s first NCAA individual champion when he won the 60m hurdles title in 2012. Two weekends ago, Jarret won his 2nd US National Indoor title in the event running a personal best time of 7.43 seconds in the process.

After winning the US title Jarret will now compete for the World Indoor Championship at this week’s meet in Birmingham England. Jarret has the fastest time in the world this season and he’ll head into the meet looking to win the title and the $40,000 in prize money that goes to the winner.

To get the title, Jarret will have to contend with fellow American Aries Merritt and former Petr Svoboda of the Czech Republic (not that Petr Svoboda). With the news that defending World Champ Omar McLeod of Jamaica will not compete this event has become even more wide-open.

Coverage of the meet will be available on NBCSN (all times Eastern)

Friday, March 2: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 4: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

It was an eventful time in Albuquerque for Jarret off the track as well. Even with his focus on the US Championships he used his status to bring his fellow athletes and the USATF together to donate new shoes to a local high school through his “An Extra Pair” campaign. Congratulations to Jarret for doing big things on and off the track and we wish him the best of luck in Birmingham.