Alabama Ready to Roll at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

Alabama Ready to Roll at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Alabama track and field teams are set to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships, March 10-11, at host school New Mexico’s Albuquerque Convention 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 national championship meet Friday afternoon (5 p.m. CT) in the women’s mile prelim (Flomena Asekol) and the women’s weight throw (Taylor Gorum and Chelsea Igberaese). Upon advancing out of the prelim, Asekol will race in the final on Saturday. Friday will serve as the event final for Gorum and Igberaese.

NCAA Indoor Championships

  • Asekol, Gorum and Igberaese will open the postseason meet for the Tide
  • The last event of the day will feature Tarsis Orogot in the men’s 200-meter prelim (9:25 p.m. CT)
  • Mercy Chelangat and Hilda Olemomoi round out Alabama’s contingent on the women’s side, while the men’s travel list features eight Crimson Tide athletes
  • The UA men’s program enters as the No. 5 team in the country as the women’s side arrives ranked No. 6
  • The Crimson Tide contingent enters the meet individually ranked in the top 15 of every event it qualified for
  • Nationally ranked men’s events include: Bobby Colantonio Jr | No. 2 | weight throw; Chris Robinson | No. 6 | 400m; Orogot | No. 2 | 200m; Christian Edwards | No. 2 | triple jump; men’s 4x400m relay | No. 2
  • Nationally ranked women’s events include: Asekol | No. 12 | mile; Gorum | No. 7 | weight throw; Igberaese | No. 15 | weight throw; Chelangat | No. 3 | 5,000m; Olemomoi | No. 2 | 5,000m; Chelangat | No. 9 | 3,000m; Olemomoi | No. 2 | 3,000m

Last Time Out

  • Alabama won nine total medals at the SEC Championships, with five being gold
  • The Crimson Tide’s women finished tied for fourth in the team standings as the men finished third

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