WACO, TEXAS — Baylor alum Wil London has been added to the 4x400-meter relay pool for the 2019 IAAF World Championships Sept. 28-Oct. 6 in Doha, Qatar, where he will join current Baylor pole vaulter KC Lightfoot in competing for the United States.
“I’m extremely proud of both of those young men,” Baylor head coach Todd Harbour said. “They’ve represented us well, and they will do the same thing representing our country. I’m proud for the opportunity both of them have to represent the United States. We’re very excited for both of them.”
London is coming off a silver medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, where he ran the anchor leg. The heats for the 4x400-meter relay in Doha will begin Sept. 28.
Before they depart to the World Championships, London and Lightfoot will compete for the red, white and blue at the 2019 USA vs. Europe Match Sept. 9-10 in Minsk, Belarus. Team USA will be coached by Baylor associate head men’s coach Michael Ford.
“I’m looking forward to The Match: USA vs Europe dual meet,” Ford said. “I’m very proud to be representing the United States and Baylor University as the men’s head coach for this meet. Also, I’m excited to see former and current student-athletes Wil London III and KC Lightfoot wearing the red, white and blue.”
“I’m proud of Coach Ford,” Harbour added. “He’s getting another opportunity to be a head coach. It’s a big honor for Mike, so I’m proud of him.”
London will get things started Sept. 9 with the men’s 400 meters at 8:58 p.m. CT, followed by Lightfoot on Sept. 10 with the men’s pole vault at 7:03 p.m. CT.