Marion track star Shaka Bogan signs with Arkansas

Marion track star Shaka Bogan signs with Arkansas
Region 8 Sports Extra: Marion track star Shaka Bogan on signing with Arkansas

MARION, Ark. (KAIT) - We’ve got another Region 8 Razorback in track and field.

Shaka Bogan won the 110 meter hurdles in the 2019 5A State Meet and in the 2019 Meet of Champions. Bogan also set a 6A/5A indoor state record in the 60 meter hurdles.

The Marion Patriot signed with the Hogs this morning.

“It means a lot, it was always a dream of mine. When I started track, I wanted to go to a school in Arkansas that had the best program, and that was the University of Arkansas. I can’t beat running SEC, it’s just a great dream of mine. It’s going to be fun."

He’s improved on his hurdles time every season with the Patriots. Bogan also says he’s improved in the race between the ears. “I’ve progressed with my mental toughness. I’ve learned from the past. 10th grade, I got 2nd at state. Then last year I kinda declined a little bit and got 3rd. So really just learning how to keep pushing myself.”

Bogan will be the 2nd NEA native on the Razorback track & field roster for the 2019-2020 season (Nick Hilson).

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