Vernon Norwood
Vernon Norwood Portland 2016.jpg
Norwood in 2016
Personal information
Full nameVernon Larnard Norwood
Born (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 29)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres
College teamLSU Tigers track and field
ClubNew Balance
Turned pro2015
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 meters: 44.40[1]
200 meters: 20.30[1]
4x400 meters: 2:57.77[1]
300 meters: 32.70[1]
Updated on March 4, 2018.

Vernon Larnard Norwood (born April 10, 1992) is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 400 meters.


Raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, he is the son of Curtis Norwood and Charliette Ray.[2] At Morgan City High School Norwood started running track in his junior year.[3]


For South Plains College Norwood was a multiple time NJCAA national champion.[4]

For the LSU Tigers he was a four time NCAA national champion.[5][6]


At the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Norwood finished 3rd to secure a spot for the United States at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics for the 400 meters and 4x400 relay.[7]

During the 2016 indoor season, Norwood made his second USA team. At the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships, he was DQ for stepping on the inside of his lane during the first round of the 400 meters, and won Gold in the 4 x 400 meters.

USA National Track and field Championships

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Portland, Oregon 1st 400 metres 45.80[8]
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 3rd 400 metres 44.80[9]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2017 DécaNation Angers, France 1st 400 metres 46.45


  1. ^ a b c d World Athletics. "Vernon Norwood Athlete Profile".
  2. ^ Vernon Norwood. LSU Sports. Retrieved on June 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "LSU sprinter Norwood journeys from basketball court to track".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 20, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^[dead link]
  6. ^ Vernon Norwood LSU Track and Field profile
  7. ^ "Allyson Felix wins 400m, fastest women upset at U.S. Championships". June 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "2016 USA Track & Field – Results – Full". March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "2016 USA Track & Field – Results – Full". March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.