Junior Nia Barnes (women's hammer throw), redshirt freshman Kyle Felpel (men's shot put), sophomore Josh McCullan (men's long jump) and freshman Quanesha Burks (women's long jump) punched their tickets to next month's NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with their performances Thursday
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.