Alabama Men No. 5, Women No. 8 in USTFCCCA Week Eight Rankings

Alabama Men No. 5, Women No. 8 in USTFCCCA Week Eight Rankings

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – After record-breaking performances at the SEC Outdoor Championships last week, Alabama’s track and field programs have both landed in the top 10 of the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USTFCCCA) week eight rankings, with the men’s side ranked No. 5 and the women’s side sitting at No. 8.

Alabama joins Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and LSU as the only Southeastern Conference schools to feature both its programs inside the top 10.

Crimson Tide Men’s Recent Performances

  • Victor Kiprop’s gold medal run earned him consecutive 10,000-meter titles after also winning the 2022 SEC outdoor race. The victory marked the sixth consecutive year that Alabama has claimed the individual event.

    • Kiprop currently holds the second-fastest 10,000-meter time in the country (27:57.63)

  • In his final conference meet of his legendary career, Bobby Colantonio Jr. finished third men’s hammer throw, making it two straight years of earning a podium finish in the event

  • Alan de Falchi and Christian Edwards each finished third in the discus and triple jump, respectively
  • Tarsis Orogot finished third in the 200m, making it a second-straight SEC meet winning bronze (SEC Indoors, Feb. 24-25)

    • Orogot currently leads the nation in the 200m (19.60w)

  • Chris Robinson broke the 400-meter hurdle school record for the third time this season en route to his silver medal finish. His performance is now the fifth-fastest in the world, and second in the nation (48.36)
  • Corde Long, Khaleb McRae, Orogot and Robinson finished second in the 4×400-meter relay, breaking the school record that was previously set earlier this season. The squad also broke the former collegiate record by half a second.

    • The group now holds the second-fastest men’s 4×4 time in collegiate history (2:58.01)

Crimson Tide Women’s Recent Performances

  • Mercy Chelangat and Hilda Olemomoi finished second and third, respectively, in the 5,000-meter final. The performances marked back-to-back championship meets (NCAA Indoor Championships | March 10 | 5,000m) that the duo finished in the top-three of that event.

    • Chelangat ranks No. 4 nationally (15:25.07), and Olemomoi ranks No. 6 (15:28.12)

  • Chelsea Igberaese’s bronze medal finish in the discus marked the second consecutive year that the Crimson Tide reached the podium in the event. Her PR-breaking throw is now the third-farthest mark…

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