Alabama Delivers 12 Athletes to Outdoor Track and Field All-SEC Teams

Alabama Delivers 12 Athletes to Outdoor Track and Field All-SEC Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Twelve members of the Alabama track and field program were awarded outdoor track and field All-SEC honors, the league office announced Tuesday.

Victor Kiprop’s second consecutive gold medal in the 10,000-meter final earned him First Team All-SEC honors as Bobby Colantonio Jr., Alan de Falchi, Christian Edwards, Corde Long, Khaleb McRae, Tarsis Orogot and Chris Robinson each made the Second Team.

On the women’s side, Mercy Chelangat, Chelsea Igberaese, Cherisse Murray and Hilda Olemomoi were named Second Team All-SEC honorees.

Crimson Tide Men’s First Team All-SEC

  • Victor Kiprop earned first team honors after his first-place finish in the 10,000-meter final on the opening night of the conference meet. His 29:58.43 run earned him consecutive gold medals after also winning the 2022 SEC outdoor race.

    • The victory marked the sixth consecutive year that Alabama has claimed the individual event

Crimson Tide Men’s Second Team All-SEC

  • In his final conference meet of his legendary career, Bobby Colantonio Jr. was awarded second team honors after his bronze medal launch in the men’s hammer throw (69.96m | 229-6), making it two straight years of earning a podium finish in the event
  • Alan de Falchi also picked up a second consecutive podium finish of his own after he threw a 61.82-meter mark (202-10) in the men’s discus, placing him third overall
  • Christian Edwards found himself in sixth place upon stepping up for his final attempt in the men’s triple jump. His final jump of 16.22-meters (53-2.75) soared him all the way to third to claim yet another bronze medal for the Crimson Tide.
  • Tarsis Orogot clocked 20.34 in the 200-meter final to secure a third-place finish, making it a second-straight SEC meet winning bronze in the event (SEC Indoors, Feb. 24-25)
  • Chris Robinson broke the 400-meter hurdle school record for the third time this season en route to his 48.36, silver medal finish. His performance is now the fifth-fastest in the world.
  • Corde Long, Khaleb McRae, Orogot and Robinson clocked a lightning-pace of 2:58.01 in the men’s 4×400-meter relay to close the three-day meet. The squad not only broke the school record previously set earlier this season, but also broke the former collegiate record by half a second.

    • The squad now holds the second-fastest men’s 4×4 time in collegiate history. The 2:58.01 time would have medaled in five of the last six Olympic…

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