COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Alabama opened competition at the NCAA Indoor track and field championships with All-American performances in the shot put, high jump and 5,000 meters on Friday at Texas A&M University’s Gilliam Indoor Stadium.

The Crimson Tide men received a pair of All-American finishes from juniors Vincent Kiprop and Kord Ferguson. Kiprop finished second in the men’s 5,000 meters in 14:15.01. Ferguson finished sixth in the men’s shot put with an effort of 64-3 to earn All-America honors in the event for the first time in his career.

Junior Stacey Destin finished sixth in the women’s high jump at 6-0 ½ to earn indoor All-America honors in the event for the second season in a row.

In the women’s pentathlon Destin began the day with a season-best 8.60 in the 60-meter hurdles and turned in a season-best 2:21.92 in the 800 meters to finish with 4,100 points and a 10th-place overall finish.

In preliminary action, junior Ruebin Walters finished 13th in the men’s 60-meter hurdles in 7.93 and freshman Daija Lampkin finished 16th in the women’s 200 meters in 23.52 and did not advance to Saturday’s finals.