Alabama Track and Field Opens 2023 at Commodore Challenge in Nashville

Alabama Track and Field Opens 2023 at Commodore Challenge in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Alabama track and field teams open the new year with a two-day stint at the Commodore Challenge in Nashville, Tenn. 

The Crimson Tide opens competition Friday and Saturday inside the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday at 3 p.m. with the men’s pole vault. 

The Meet

  • Alabama gets things started at 3 p.m. on Friday (pole vault) and at 11 a.m. on Saturday (shot put)
  • The women are traveling 15 to Nashville, while the men’s travel list is 33 strong
  • The meet will be streamed liv on both Friday and Saturday
  • In addition to host Vanderbilt, Alabama will face Auburn, Austin Peay, Belmont, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee, Murray State, South Florida, Tennessee Tech, Western Kentucky and William Carey

Last Time Out

  • While the UA men open indoor season with the Commodore Challenge, the Crimson Tide women sent a distance contingent to the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener in Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center in December
  • Flomena Asekol opened Alabama’s indoor season by winning in the mile with a school-record run of 4:32.84
  • With her new career-best mark, Asekol trimmed nearly a half second off the previous mark
  • With her record time, Asekol became the first UA woman under 4:33.0 in the mile
  • Hilda Olemomoi (15:17.97) and Mercy Chelangat (15:18.12) both went under the previous 5,000-meter school record to take second and third, respectively, among collegians in the meet
  • Olemomoi knocked more than 15 seconds off the previous school 5,000-meter mark, and she and Chelangat are ranked first and second all-time at UA, respectively

Up Next

  • Following the Commodore Challenge, Alabama will return to action on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Samford International in Birmingham, Ala.

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