Smith, Nelvis to compete at Europe vs. USA dual meet

September 2, 2019


INDIANAPOLIS – After strong showings at the USATF Outdoor Championships in July, a pair of former Arkansas State All-Americans have earned another distinguished honor.

Caitland Smith and Sharika Nelvis will represent Team USATF at the historic The Match Europe vs. USA, held Sept. 9-10 at the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium in Minsk, Belarus.

Marking a return to the famous intercontinental duals of the 1960s and 1970s, the best of Europe’s athletes will face Team USATF in the last major athletics competition before this year’s IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Smith and Nelvis are part of a delegation of 139 elite athletes that includes 28 Olympians, eight Olympic medalists and 11 world championship medalists. Other notable selections include nine-time Olympic medalist and 16-time World Championship medalist Allyson Felix, Olympic gold and silver medalist and four-time World Champion Brittney Reese as well as Rio gold medalist Michelle Carter.

The two-day meet with 37 events will be broadcast live, Sept. 9-10 on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT.

Smith most recently finished eighth in the women’s 100m at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, while Nelvis placed fourth in the 100m hurdles.

A full list of selections can be found here.