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
2014 marks the first year that Albuquerque has hosted the NCAA Indoor Championships. Hosted at the Albuquerque Convention Center, the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships will celebrate 50 years of men's championships and 33 years of women's championships
Second Team All-SEC, indoor mile (2014)
Junior 2014 Indoor Season Placed third in the mile at the SEC Championships as he broke the tape in 4:06.66 ... finished sixth in the mile at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 4:08.19... competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Rod McCravy Memorial, placing 12th with a personal best time of 8:15.43 ... ran a personal best 4:02.24 in the mile to place second at the Auburn Invitational.
2013 Cross Country Finished 49th at the NCAA South Region with a 10k time of 31:16.85 ... was Crimson Tide's top runner at the SEC Championships, finishing 34th with an 8k time of 25:02.88 ... ran an 8k of 25:41 at the Paul Short Invitational en route to a 135th place finish ... finished as the top Crimson Tide runner at the Iowa Invitational with a 6km time of 18:57.75 ... recorded a 5-kilometer time of 16:32.27 at the Samford Dual meet to open the season and finished seventh.
2013 Indoor Season Placed 20th at the SEC Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:31.98 ... set a personal best in the 3,000 at the Mark Colligan, finishing second with an 8:16.26 ... ran a 8:32.08 in the 3,000 meters at the Indiana Relays, good for 12th ... in his first race at Alabama, finished sixth in the mile with a time of 4:14.25.
Prep and Personal Versatile middle distance and distance performer who posted personal bests during prep career of 1:49.44 in the 800 meters, 3:45.80 in the 1,500 and 9:14.81 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... helped lead American River College to the 2012 California "Big 8" Junior College team title with a victory in the 1,500 meters and a runner-up finish in the 800 ... set a California junior college record of 4:00.21 in the 1,500, during a prelim at the Big 8 meet ... in cross country, won the 2012 California Community College Championships in a time of 20:10.68, seven seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, while leading ARC to the team title ... a five-time All-American at ARC ... coached at American River by Rick Anderson ... son of Mike and Liz Airola ... born Nov. 24, 1991.