Alex Gholston
Alex  Gholston

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Town Creek, Ala.

High School:
R.A. Hubbard

Event:
Sprints



07/23/2015

Track and Field Earns Coaches Association Academic Honors

The Crimson Tide women earned All-Academic Team accolades while 17 men and women earned individual All-Academic honors

06/30/2015

107 Alabama Students Earn Place on SEC Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide rowing team led the way with 26 honors while the men's and women's track and field teams added 19 and 18, respectively.

06/17/2015

6 Track and Field Students Earn First-Team Outdoor All-America Honors

NCAA long jump champion Quanesha Burks led 18 Tide athletes who earned either first-team, second-team or honorable mention from the USTFCCCA at 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/11/2015

NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Day Two; Burks Wins Long Jump

Burks pulled out the victory over two competitors from the University of Oregon who were competing with a boisterous crowd cheering for them on their home field

06/10/2015

Tide's Men's 4x100 Relay Advances to Final; Gayle Qualifies in 400 on Day 1 of NCAAs

Running together for the first time in competition, the men's 4x100-meter relay of Tony Brown, Steven Gayle, Ahmed Ali and Tadashi Pinder advanced to Friday's final with a 39.23

Accolades

  • Second Team All-America, outdoor 400 meters (2015)
  • Second Team All-America, outdoor 4x100 relay (2015)


Sophomore
2015 Outdoor Season
Recorded a 52.80 in the 400 meters at the NCAA Championships…served as the third leg for the 4x100 relay team that crossed the finish line in 44.34 at the NCAA Championships…ran a personal-best 52.31 in the 400 meters at the NCAA East Prelims…placed third at the 400 meters at the SEC Championships…ran the third leg on the 4x100 relay team that finished fifth at the SEC Championships with a time of 43.60…clocked a 52.64 in the 400 meters to finish third at the LSU Invitational … ran the No. 7 time in Alabama history in the women’s 400 meters, winning the event in 53.57 in the Border Clash, while also running in the women’s 4X400-meter relay with a time of 3:43.54 to finish second … posted a time of 53.76 in the 400 meters at the Florida Relays … ran 24.45 in the 200-meter dash at the Crimson Tide Invitational to finish third.

2015 Indoor Season
Won heat 10 of the 400-meter dash semi-finals at the SEC Championships with a time of 54.46 ... finished 16th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.70 at the Tyson Invitational ... ran the 400-meter dash in 54.81 to take fourth at the New Mexico Team Invitational ... shattered her 400-meter indoor personal best, running 53.90 to win the event at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... ran a time of 25.16 in the 200-meter dash placing 17th at the Auburn Invitational.

Freshman
2014 Outdoor Season
Ran the 400 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary in a time of 54.27 ... also served on the 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:37.43 at the NCAA East Preliminary ... clocked a personal-best time of 53.84 in the prelim of the 400 meters at the SEC Championships ... also ran the second leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that took sixth place with a season-best time of 3:35.90 at the SEC Championships ... placed third in the 400 meters with a time of 54.39 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... also served as the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished runner-up at the Jace Lacoste Invitational with a time of 3:42.45 ... ran the 400 meters in a time of 55.31 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... also was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:40.31 to place tenth at the Mt. SAC Relays ... finished runner-up in the 400 meters with a time of 54.90 and ran on the winning 4x400-meter relay team (3:38.29) at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... placed fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 56.00 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... also served as the anchor leg of the runner-up 4x400-meter relay lineup that recorded a time of 3:40.57 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... finished ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 56.34 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... also ran a leg on the runner-up 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:41.56 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... ran the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay as the Tide finished runner-up with a time of 3:41.11 at the Alabama Relays.

2014 Indoor Season
Clocked a 56.31 in the 400-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational ... ran the first legof the 4x400 relay team that finished 18th with a time of3:42.26at the Tyson Invitational ...placed eighth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.72 at the Indiana Relays ... also ran the 400 meters at the Indiana Relays, finishing fifth with a time of a 57.35 ... Finished 13th in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 55.69 ... ran the first leg of the 4x400 relay team that finished third (3:48.59) at the Auburn Invitational ... ran the 400 meters in 56.66 to place seventh at the Auburn Invitational.

Prep and Personal
One of the most decorated and accomplished multi-sport athletes in Alabama history, excelling in both track and field and basketball ... a 15-time individual Alabama state champion in track and field ... holds Class 1A state records in four events (100, 200, 400 and long jump) ... the 2013 AHSAA state champion in the 400 meters (55.69) in addition to placing third in the 100 (12.79), second in the 200 (25.24) and second in the long jump (16-2) ... set Class 1A state records in four events (100, 200, 400 and long jump) ... the 2012 AHSAA state champion in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump ... set the state record in the 400 three times, most recently at the 2012 AHSAA meet with a time of 55.12 ... won the 2012 state title in the 200 at 24.92 ... holds the Alabama state record in the 200 at 24.76, set in 2011 ... has a PR in the 100 of 12.49 ... led her basketball team to two Class 1A state championships (2009 and 2011) and was the 2012 Alabama Class 1A Women's Basketball Player of the Year ... averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists per game at point as a senior ... coached by Nick Vinson at R.A. Hubbard High School ... daughter of Freddie and Yvonne Gholston ... born March 1, 1995, in Decatur, Ala.

     
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