Mississippi State junior Cameron Crump is one step closer to earning a potential spot on the United States Olympic Team.
Crump, a Strayhorn High School alumnus and former two-time Gatorade Track and Field Mississippi Male Athlete of the Year, will compete in the long jump events at the USATF Olympic Trials this coming weekend in Eugene, Ore.
Crump, who also runs sprints, will first compete in the men’s long jump qualifying round on Friday, June 25. Depending on his finish, his final hurdle will come in the long jump finals on Sunday, June 27.
Crump is poised to be the first Olympic athlete from Tate County since Coldwater native Trell Kimmons competed in the 2012 London games for the U.S. track team. Additionally, Kimmons also competed in other notable competitions, including the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2015 NACAC Championships.
All coverage of the Olympic Trials will be carried by NBC and NBC Sports Network, with additional coverage also available on the NBC Sports app. The United States Olympic Team is slated to be announced on July 4, with the 2020 Olympic games scheduled for July 23-August 8 in Tokyo.