Former Crimson Tide Track and Fielder Headed to Tokyo
The University of Alabama will be represented by yet another Olympic athlete. Daniel Haugh, a former member of the Crimson Tide Track & Field team made the United States’ official Olympics team in the “hammer throw” event. Haugh earned his spot after recording a career-best 79.39 meters during the U.S. Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Haugh is one of three athletes to make the “hammer throw” team for the U.S.
Haugh, a member of the Crimson Tide from 2014 to 2018, earned many accolades at the Capstone, including being named as an All-American during two seasons. Besides being a school record holder for the “hammer throw” and the “weight throw,” Haugh won two personal SEC championships. He was also named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in the discus and deemed SEC Co-Freshman Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. For the rest of Haugh’s accolades, visit his profile on RollTide.com.
The Georgia native transferred home to Kennesaw State for his last season eligibility, where he eventually became an NCAA Champion for the “hammer throw” event.
Haugh joins at least three other Olympic athletes that have ties to the University of Alabama. From soccer players and swimmers to track & field athletes, the Crimson Tide will be well-represented in Tokyo.
Originally branded as the 2020 Olympics, the postponed Olympics will begin in Tokyo on Friday, July 23, 2021. It will begin at 8 p.m. Tokyo time (6 a.m. Central Time) and will be broadcast on NBC’s network of channels.
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