Events: 100M (10.47), 200M (IN: 21.37; OUT: 20.15)
Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2017 season ... Received a redshirt during the outdoor season to preserve his senior season of eligibility ... Will compete as a senior both indoors and outdoors during the 2018 season.
Crowned an NCAA Champion in the 4x100-meter relay as he teamed with Jaron Flournoy, Tremayne Acy and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake for a record-setting performance at the 2016 NCAA Divsion I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Ran the second leg of LSU's sprint relay team that smashed the Hayward Field record at the University of Oregon with a winning time of 38.42 seconds in the national final to win the program's ninth NCAA title in the event all-time ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that destroyed the meet record at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships by nearly two tenths of a second with the eighth-fastest time in collegiate history at 38.33 at the University of Alabama ... Added All-American and All-SEC performances in the 200-meter dash as one of the nation's top sprinters during the outdoor season ... Emerged as one of the NCAA's leading 200-meter sprinters at the SEC Outdoor Championships where he clocked a wind-legal personal best of 20.15 (+0.4) in the final to become the SEC Outdoor Silver Medalist in the event ... Became the No. 4-ranked sprinter in school history to ever run the 200 meters outdoors with his best of 20.15 at the conference meet ... Qualified for the SEC final with a wind-aided run of 20.42 (+3.4) in the preliminary round ... Added a PR of 10.47 (-0.2) in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships while finishing in 11th place in the qualifying round ... Earned All-America honors in the 200 meters as the fourth-place finisher in the 200-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with times of 20.56 (+1.6) in the semifinal and 20.55 (-0.2) in the final ... Advanced to the NCAA semifinal in the event after clocking 20.41 (+0.5) in the first round of qualifying and 20.25 (+3.6) in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Ran a season-opening wind-aided time of 20.60 (+2.5) for seveth place at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Debuted as the second leg of LSU's 4x100-meter relay team at the LSU Invitational where he helped the Tigers run 38.93 for second place overall as the top collegiate team in the field ... Followed the collegiate season by lining up in the 200-meter dash at the Jamaican Senior Championships in Kingston where he finished seventh overall with times of 20.52 (+0.5) in the preliminary round and 20.81 (-1.5) in the final ... Did not compete during the indoor season while recovering from injury.
PRIOR TO LSU
The leading 200-meter sprinter in the junior college ranks after being crowned the 200-meter champion at the National Junior College Athletics Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2015 … Helped lead South Plains to its ninth-straight NJCAA Outdoor team championship during his sophomore season … Captured the NCJAA Outdoor crown in the 200 meters with a winning run of 20.96 (+1.1) in the national final … Finished one tenth of a second ahead of second place to win his first career national title in the 200-meter dash … Ran the fastest wind-aided time of his athletics career with a windy 20.46 (+3.0) to qualify as the top seed in the semifinal round for the NJCAA Outdoor final … Also ran the second leg of South Plains’ NJCAA-title-winning 4x100-meter relay in 2015 that clocked 39.99 in the national final … Posted a wind-legal seasonal best in 2015 of 20.90 (+1.8) in a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters at Texas Tech’s Red Raider Invitational during the outdoor season … Also clocked an indoor personal best of 21.37 during his sophomore season at South Plains in 2015 … A 200-meter specialist that made his debut at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships as a freshman in 2014 … Ran a wind-legal time of 21.22 (-0.2) to finish in 11th place overall in the national semifinals of the event in his debut … Helped South Plains qualify for the NJCAA Outdoor final in the 4x100-meter relay in 2014 by running the second leg on the foursome that clocked 40.06 for the second-fastest time of the preliminary round at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships held in Mesa, Arizona … Ran a wind-legal PR of 20.62 (+1.3) at Texas Tech’s Red Raider Open during his freshman season outdoors in 2014 … Also clocked a wind-aided time of 20.88 (+3.6) at a meet held in Abilene, Texas, during the 2014 outdoor season … Ran the 100-meter dash just one time during the 2014 season, clocking a wind-aided 10.65 (+3.4) in the prelims and 10.67 (+1.9) in the final for a fifth-place finish at the UTSA Invitational in San Antonio.
Full name is Renard Selvin Howell … Born on March 3, 1995 … Parents are Christine Thomas and Selvin Howell … Has one sister, Renesha Howell … Majoring in pre-human science and education.