Alabama Women No. 4 in USTFCCCA Week 1 Rankings

Alabama Women No. 4 in USTFCCCA Week 1 Rankings

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama women’s track and field program begins the 2023 indoor season ranked No. 4 in United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Week 1 rankings, the site announced this week.

The Crimson Tide finds itself inside the top five behind the strength of its distance runners. Flomena Asekol is the national leader in the mile at 4:32.84, while Hilda Olemomoi and Mercy Chelangat are ranked two-three in the 5,000 meters at 15:17.97 and 15:18.12, respectively. In the weight throw, Taylor Gorum is ranked fifth at 22.22mc (72-11).

Alabama joins Kentucky (No. 3) and Florida (No. 5) as the only Southeastern Conference schools inside the top five.

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