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Alabama Athletics competes in three different meets to close out indoor regular season

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama Athletics are ready for their final weekend of the indoor regular season, sending competitors to three different meets

Tyson Invitational

  • The majority of the Crimson Tide contingent will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the Tyson Invitational on February 11-12
  • The Tide is sending 39 student-athletes to the meet, which opens Friday at 2:15 p.m. CT
  • Competition continues Saturday with Alabama taking action starting at 11:45 a.m. CT

David Hemery Valentine Invitational

  • A distance female body part will head north to compete in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on February 11.
  • A total of four women will run in Boston on Friday
  • The first event will begin at 4:00 p.m. CT

Music City Challenge

  • The Tide will also send members of the men’s and women’s middle and long distance teams to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Challenge.
  • There will be 15 men and five women in Nashville, for a total of 20 competitors
  • Competition begins Friday at 5:00 p.m. CT and ends Saturday at 9:30 a.m. CT

Last outing

  • Alabama had a great weekend at the Charlie Thomas Invitational Feb. 4-5 in College Station, Texas, winning 11 events and setting two school records and three competitive records
  • by Isaac Odugbesan the school-record throw of 20.59 meters led a 1-2-3-5 run for the Tide in the men’s shot put, followed by Chago Basso (18.26m), Jeremy Evans (18.11m) and Alain de Falchi (17.66m)
  • Chelsea Igberaese broke the school shot put record for the third time this season with a throw of 21.88 meters, becoming the first UA woman to exceed 21 meters
  • The Crimson Tide picked up a victory in the women’s medley relay, with Jami Reed, Margaret Conte, Sophie Spada and Elka Machan combine to post encounter record 11:25.56
  • Eliud Kipsang (3:56.70), Jace Jones (4:06.12) and Arthur Graham (4:15.35) finished first, fourth and 10th in the men’s mile, Kipsang setting a new meet record en route to victory
  • Bobby Colantonio Jr. (22.88m) and Kieran McKeag (21.08m) won the top two spots in the men’s shot put, with Colantonio Jr. setting a new competition record
  • Hillary Cheruiyot (7:58.83), Kipsang (8:10.93), Jacob Wiggers (8:21.58) and Carson Buri-an (8:25.82) finished 1-2-6-8 in the 3,000 meters
  • Leandre Forbes (46.56) and Khaleb McRae (46.88) finished first and second in the men’s 400 meters, while Gabe Serrano (47.50) took ninth
  • Nickolette Dunbar won the women’s shot put with a throw of 16.68 meters
  • Emmanuel Ine (7.63m), Quincy Scott (7.32m) and Julian Collins (7.13m) finished first, third and sixth in the men’s long jump
  • Cheruiyot (7:58.83) and Kipsang (8:10.93) went one-two in the 3,000 meters, while Jacob Wiggers (8:21.58) and Carson Burian (8:25.82) followed close behind, finishing sixth and eighth respectively
  • Jack Hawes (14:34.78) won the men’s 5,000 meters

Following

  • With the regular season on the books, Alabama is heading into the first round of the playoffs with the Southeastern Conference Championships on March 25-26.
  • The match will be held in College Station, Texas at Gilliam Indoor Stadium.
  • Alabama has already made the trip to College Station this season after a very successful weekend at the Charlie Thomas Invitational

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