Multiple Medals Won, School Records Fall for Alabama on Final Day of SEC Track and Field Outdoor Championships

Multiple Medals Won, School Records Fall for Alabama on Final Day of SEC Track and Field Outdoor Championships

BATON ROUGE, La. – On the final day of the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships, the Alabama track and field programs won eight event medals and broke school records in both the men’s 400-meter hurdles, as well as the men’s 4×400-meter relay.

Chris Robinson claimed the Crimson Tide’s first silver medal of the conference meet (48.36) when he broke the UA school record for the third time this outdoor season in the men’s 400-meter hurdles. Later in the night, Robinson would join Corde Long, Khaleb McRae and Tarsis Orogot in the men’s 4×400-meter relay where the squad took second place (2:58.01) behind a school-record-breaking performance.

In the first event on the final day, thrower Alan de Falchi finished third in the men’s discus. His 61.82-meter throw (202-10) earned him a bronze medal and marked the second-straight year that de Falchi reached the podium in the event.

Chelsea Igberaese would follow suit with a bronze of her own in the women’s discus (57.97m | 190-2), making it the second consecutive year that Alabama has reached the podium in the event. Her PR-breaking throw is now the third-farthest mark in program history.

Around midafternoon, triple jumper Christian Edwards found himself in sixth place upon entering his final jump. Soaring to a season-best, 16.22-meter mark (53-2.75), the cardiac jumper would end his night by standing on the podium, in possession of a bronze medal.

Shortly after, the Bernie Moore Track Stadium experienced its second 30-minute lightning delay of the weekend. Upon competition resuming, Robinson ran his silver-medal-winning performance in the 400-meter hurdles. Orogot hit the track next for Alabama, in the 200-meter dash (20.34), as the owner of the famous headband and iconic crazy socks sprinted his way to another third-place finish for the Crimson Tide.

The final medals on the women’s side came in the 5,000-meter run where Mercy Chelangat (15:25.07) and Hilda Olemomoi (15:28.12) finished second and third, respectively. It’s now back-to-back championship meets (NCAA Indoor Championships | March 10 | 5,000m) that the duo has finished in the top-three of that event.

Alabama concluded the conference meet with the men finishing tied for seventh place and the women ending tied in eighth. Across the…

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