EUGENE, Ore. – The Alabama Crimson Tide will send 19 athletes in 17 individual events, along with the men’s and women’s 4×100- and 4×400-meter relays to the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 7-10 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.
Alabama has qualified athletes in the sprints, hurdles, distance, jumps, throws and pole vault for this year’s NCAA meet.
Competing for the Alabama men will be freshman Will Allen (4×400 relay), sophomore Skyler Bowden (4×400 relay), junior Tony Brown (100 meters, 4×100 relay), junior Alfred Chelanga (10,000 meters), senior Klyvens Delaunay (triple jump), senior Robbie Farnham-Rose (1,500 meters), senior Steven Gayle (400 meters, 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay), sophomore Will Herrscher (pole vault), senior Antibahs Kosgei (10,000 meters), senior McLean Lipschutz (javelin), junior Jereem Richards (200 meters, 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay), junior Ruebin Walters (110-meter hurdles, 4×100 relay) and senior Joe Williams (discus). Freshman Alize Ford, junior Terry Jernigan and senior Jacopo Lahbi will travel to Eugene as relay alternates.
Alabama women’s qualifiers are senior Quanesha Burks (long jump, 100 meters, 4×100 relay), freshman Symone Darius (4×100 relay, 4×400 relay), sophomore Stacey Destin (high jump), junior Filippa Fotopoulou (long jump), senior Diamond Gause (4×100 relay, 4×400 relay), junior Danielle McConnell (hammer throw), freshman Takyera Roberson (400 meters, 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay), senior Lakan Taylor (pole vault), senior Domonique Williams (400 meters, 4×400 relay) and freshman Samantha Zelden (javelin). Junior Olivia Fotopoulou, senior Alex Gholston, sophomore Janel Pate and sophomore Kristyn Williams will travel to Eugene as relay alternates.
Men No. 3, women No. 11 in USTFCCCA Rankings
The Alabama men’s track and field team moved up one spot to No. 3, while the women climbed three spots to No. 11 in the latest U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Rankings, released May 30. The men’s team is ranked with 235.10 points while the women’s team checks in with 147.39 points.