Alabama Track and Field Enjoys Big Summer on the National & International Stage

Alabama Track and Field Enjoys Big Summer on the National & International Stage

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – As The University of Alabama starts its new academic year this week, the Crimson Tide’s track and field program is coming off an extraordinary summer on the national and international stage. Past and present members of the UA program enjoyed great success at the United States World Championship Trials, the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, among other summer competitions

The summer included Kirani James taking silver in the men’s 400 meters at the World Championships, giving him gold, silver and bronze in the event at both Worlds and the Olympic Games over the course of his extraordinary career. Champion Allison won gold at the World Championships as part of Team USA’s 4×400-meter relay, while Remona Burchell earned silver at the World Championships as part of Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay contingent.

Jereem Richards, who finaled at the World Championships, earned double gold at the Commonwealth Games, taking top honors in the 200 meters with a Commonwealth Games record and leading Trinidad and Tobago to gold in the 4×400-meter relay. Natassha McDonald also earned relay gold at the Commonwealth Games, leading Canada to top honors in the women’s 4×400-meter relay. Burchell also notched a bronze medal as part of Jamaica’s relay quartet.

The Tide also saw a trio of alums win titles at the U.S. Championships, including Quanesha Burks (long jump), Daniel Haugh (hammer throw) and Shelby McEwen (high jump). Two more, Tamara Clark (200 meters) and Allison (400 meters) earned silver medals and joined Burks, Haughs and McEwen on Team USA’s World Championships squad.

In the distance realm, Eliud Kipsang ran a 3:36.69 to take sixth in the men’s 1,500 meters at the 2022 Kenyan Trials.

Alabama From the 2022 World Championships

  • The Crimson Tide saw 14 past and present student-athletes earn a spot at the 2022 World Championships, which were held in Eugene, Ore.
  • Kirani James (Grenada) took silver in the 400 meters with a time of 44.48
  • Champion Allison anchored Team USA’s gold-medal 4×400-meter relay which ran a 2:56.17 for the win
  • Remona Burchell ran the third leg in the prelims of Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay, earning a silver medal after the country took second in finals
  • Quanesha Burks (USA) lept 6.88 meters to finish fourth in the finals of the women’s long jump, just a centimeter off the bronze medal
  • Shelby McEwen (USA) jumped 2.30 meters in the finals to take fifth place in the…

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