TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Alabama men’s and women’s track and field team combined to win two relays and tally 21 individual top-10 finishes at the FSU Relays in Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday. It was the second indoor meet of the Crimson Tide’s season.
The Crimson Tide women went 1-2 in the 4×100 meter relay, with sophomore Demi Washington and juniors Mauricia Prieto, D’Jai Baker and Takyera Roberson taking the win with a time of 44.31. Alabama also won the women’s 4×400-meter relay, when junior Natassha McDonald, Baker, Prieto and Roberson posted a 3:35.13, finishing more than two seconds ahead of the second-place squad.
Prieto also led the way for the Crimson Tide in the 100 meters, taking second after crossing the line with a time of 11.42. She was one of the six Alabama runners to finish in the top eight.
On the other end of the distance spectrum, junior Caroline Brooks ran a 7:07.78 to finish second in the women’s 2,000-meter steeplechase and sophomore Alexa Cruz took third in the women’s 5,000 meters with a 17:29.84.
In the women’s throws, sophomore Samantha Zelden was second in the javelin with a toss of 169-6 (51.67m), senior Portious Warren took third in the women’s discus with a throw of 166-1 (50.63m) and sophomore Nickolette Dunbar was third in the shot put with a throw of 50-5.25 (15.37m).
For the men, senior Skyler Bowden won the 400 meters with a 47.13, nearly three-tenths of a second ahead of the field, and freshman Kwemoi Ndiwa was fifth in the 800 meters after clocking a time 1:51.93.
Freshman Chago Basso was third in the men’s shot put with a 57-10.25 (17.63m) and freshman Ashton Domingue took fourth in the men’s javelin with a 212-6 (64.78m).
The Tide returns to action on March 30 at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.