Former Barton Community College and University of Arkansas sprinter Tyson Gay combined with the rest of the United States 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday for a new national-record time in the finals at the Summer Olympic Games on Saturday.
USA finished with a time of 37.04 seconds for second place behind Usain Bolt and the Jamaican team, which set a world record in a time of 36.84.
Gay, who attended Barton from 2001-03, did not compete in the qualifying round on Friday.
Hakeem Haynes (2011-present)
The only current Barton athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games did not compete in the 4x100 relay.
Haynes was the alternate for a Canadian team that was disqualified in the final heat for lane infringement. The team was in line for the bronze before the DQ.
The Canadians finished third in the qualifying round on Friday.
Veronica Campbell-Brown (Barton 2001-03)
The Jamaican sprinter finished the 2012 Olympics with a silver and a bronze medal after her 4x100 relay team finished second behind the United States team.
Campbell-Brown ran the third leg to help her team set a new national record of 41.41.
The Americans finished in a world-record time of 40.82.
Campbell-Brown now has seven Olympic medals in her career, including three gold, two silver and two bronze.