FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Alabama track and field teams are set to compete at the SEC Indoor Championships, Feb. 24-25, at Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Center.
The two-day meet will feature preliminary action on the track on Friday with event finals taking place on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide will open the postseason meet Friday afternoon (1:30 p.m. CT) in the men’s pole vault final. The first preliminary event for Alabama will be the men’s and women’s mile at 4 p.m.
SEC Indoor Championships
- Louis Martinez will open the postseason meet for the Tide in the men’s pole vault at 1:30 p.m., with the last event of the day featuring Chelsea Igberaese, Taylor Gorum and Samantha Kunza in the women’s weight throw (6:15 p.m.)
- The women are traveling 18 to Fayetteville, while the men’s travel list is 27 strong
- Alabama enters the meet ranked in the top 10 nationally in seven different events
- Top-10 nationally ranked men’s events include: Tarsis Orogot | No. 1 | 200m; Chris Robinson, Leander Forbes, Corde Long, Khaleb McRae | No. 8 | 4×400 relay; Christian Edwards | No. 9 | triple jump; Bobby Colantonio Jr. | No. 2 | weight throw
- Top-10 nationally ranked women’s events include: Hilda Olemomoi | No. 2 | 3,000m | Mercy Chelangat | No. 8 | 3,000m; Olemomoi | No. 2 | 5,000m; Chelangat | No. 3 | 5,000m; Igberaese | No. 7 | weight throw
Last Time Out
- Orogot broke UA’s 200-meter record (20.27) in Albuquerque, N.M., two weeks ago at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational
- Olemomoi set a new Crimson Tide 3,000-meter record (8:45.50) at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational Feb. 11 in Boston, Mass.
- Milan Fields (women’s 60m), Igberaese (women’s shot put), McRae (men’s 400m) and Robinson (men’s 400m) all moved into UA’s top-10 list while competing in Albuquerque
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