Brian Wellman University Of Arkansas Hall Of Honor
As we reported on Saturday, Brian Wellman was officially inducted into the University Of Arkansas Sports Hall Of Honor.
Also inducted was American Olympic medalist Sandi Morris, who is married to Bermudian Olympian Tyrone Smith.
In describing Wellman’s numerous accomplishments, posted on the school’s website read, “Wellman won two NCAA triple jump titles and was a three-time All-American while adding a pair of conference titles. Representing Bermuda in international competition, Wellman competed in four Olympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000), placing fifth in Barcelona and sixth in Atlanta.
“Wellman established a national record of 58-1 ¾ (17.72), which currently ranks No. 11 on the all-time world list, when he claimed gold at the 1995 World Indoor Championships after earning bronze in 1993. Collected a silver medal at the 1995 World Outdoor Championships, having set a national record earlier in the outdoor season that year with a mark of 57-9 ¾ (17.62) in El Paso.
“With the Razorbacks, Wellman claimed NCAA Outdoor triple jump titles in 1991 and 1992, while earning a bronze medal at 1992 NCAA Indoor. Won 1991 SWC Outdoor and 1992 SEC Indoor triple jump. The best mark of 57-1 ¼w (17.41) from 1991 ranks eighth all-time on the collegiate all-conditions list. Wellman also won the 1991 World University Games title.