ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alabama senior Ruebin Walters won his fourth-straight 60-meter hurdles race of the season and freshman Jaimie Robinson captured her first collegiate victory in the triple jump on the final day of the New Mexico Classic at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday.
Walters won his fourth 60-meter hurdles competition in four outings this season in a time of 7.64, the fourth-fastest time in school history. Walters’ prelim time of 7.71 is the sixth-best ever at UA.
For the Tide women, Robinson won the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 42-5½, the fourth-best jump in UA history. Robinson also posted the No. 5 UA school mark at 42-0¾ on her final jump of the day.
Alabama’s 4×400-meter relay quartet of freshman Daija Lampkin, sophomore Takyera Roberson, freshman Tamara Clark and sophomore Symone Darius capped the day with a win in a season-best 3:33.69, the third-fastest time in school history.
Alabama will split its squads between three meets next weekend. UA will send four distance runners to the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 9 while the remainder of the distance corps will compete at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 9-10. The Tide sprinters, jumpers, pole vaulters and throwers will travel to Clemson for the Tiger Paw Invitational, which is also scheduled for Feb. 9-10.