BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Twelve members of the Alabama track and field program were awarded Indoor Track and Field All-SEC honors, the league office announced Tuesday.
Bobby Colantonio Jr, Demetrius Jackson, Victor Kiprop, Tarsis Orogot, Khaleb McRae and Chris Robinson earned First Team All-SEC honors as Christian Edwards made the Second Team All-SEC list.
On the women’s side, Flomena Asekol, Mercy Chelangat, Amara Obi, Hilda Olemomoi and Jami Reed were named First Team All-SEC honorees.
Crimson Tide Men’s First Team All-SEC
- Colantonio Jr. earned first team honors after defending his individual title in the men’s weight throw (23.71m | 77-9.50)
- Kiprop’s gold-medal performance in the men’s 5,000-meter run (14:08.19) awarded him First Team honors
- Alabama’s men’s 4×400 relay squad (Jackson, McRae, Orogot, Robinson) earned First Team honors after their record-breaking performance. The group’s 3:01.78 run is now a UA school record, a Randal Tyson Track Center facility record, a SEC Indoor Championship meet record.
- The group holds the sixth-fastest run, all time, in the NCAA.
Crimson Tide Men’s Second Team All-SEC
- Edwards was awarded second team honors after his silver medal launch in the men’s triple jump (16.86m | 55-3.75), breaking a school record in the process
Crimson Tide Women’s First Team All-SEC
- Chelangat earned First Team honors after defending her individual title in the women’s 5,000-meter race. Her 15:44.48 run helped secure Alabama the 5,000-meter sweep.
- Asekol, Obi, Olemomoi and Reed picked up First Team All-SEC honors after claiming gold in the women’s distance medley relay. Their 11:04.99 performance is now the second-fastest time in UA history.
- Alabama will take a weekend off before concluding its indoor season at the NCAA Indoor National Championships, March 10-11, in Albuquerque, N.M.
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