Silmon, who finished second behind Tyson Gay in the senior men’s 100-meter dash for the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 21, will represent the U.S. in the 100 and 4×100 events.
Earlier in June, Silmon won the title of the “Fastest Man in the NCAA” when he set a record for the fastest 100-meter dash time in NCAA history.
“I’m very excited. This is one of my dreams and I feel like I’ve accomplished two dreams in one year. Things keep getting better and better,” Silmon said.
Silmon will also compete at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow August 10-August 18.