Wellman To Receive Arkansas Sports Honor

July 26, 2021

Bermudian athlete Brian Wellman — who represented the island in multiple Olympic Games — will be inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor, with the ceremony to be held in September 2021, at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

The announcement on the Arkansas Razorbacks website said, “Six former University of Arkansas student-athletes, including a former and current track and field Olympian, a member of the 1994 Razorback Basketball national championship team, two football standouts and a softball pioneer, have been selected as members of the 2021 class of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor.

“Brian Wellman [men’s track and field], Clint McDaniel [Men’s basketball], George Stewart [football], Robert Farrell [football], Tiffany Woolley Moyer [softball] and Sandi Morris [women’s track and field] will be formally inducted, along with members of the 2020 UA Sports Hall of Honor class, in a ceremony to be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. The ceremony will be held the night prior to the Arkansas-Georgia Southern football game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.”

In describing Brian Wellman, the school’s website said, “Wellman won two NCAA triple jump titles and was a three-time All-American while adding a pair of conference titles. Representing Bermuda in international competition, Wellman competed in four Olympic Games [1988, 1992, 1996, 2000], placing fifth in Barcelona and sixth in Atlanta.

“Wellman established a national record of 58-1 ¾ [17.72], which currently ranks No. 11 on the all-time world list, when he claimed gold at the 1995 World Indoor Championships after earning bronze in 1993. Collected a silver medal at the 1995 World Outdoor Championships, having set a national record earlier in the outdoor season that year with a mark of 57-9 ¾ [17.62] in El Paso.

“With the Razorbacks, Wellman claimed NCAA Outdoor triple jump titles in 1991 and 1992, while earning a bronze medal at 1992 NCAA Indoor. Won 1991 SWC Outdoor and 1992 SEC Indoor triple jump. Best mark of 57-1 ¼w [17.41] from 1991 ranks eighth all-time on collegiate all-conditions list. Wellman also won the 1991 World University Games title.

“In addition to the World Championship medals Wellman earned, he placed sixth in 1991, eighth in 1993, fifth in 1997 and sixth in 2001 at World Outdoor Championships. In 2020, the long and triple jump runway at the National Sports Center in his native Bermuda was named the Brian Wellman Runway in his honor.”

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  1. Ladeej says:

    Congrats Brian!! What an honour!