Alabama Men 2nd, Women 4th at Crimson Tide Invite.
Formerly a seven-time All-American at the University of Oklahoma who earned numerous accolades while setting personal records as a sprinter, Mookie Salaam is in his second season as a volunteer assistant coach for men's and women's track at the University of Alabama.
During his three years at Oklahoma, Salaam made it to the NCAA Championships every season. In his junior year, Salam won the NCAA title in the 200 meters with a time of 20.41 after breaking the Oklahoma record with 20.39 in the event's prelims at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Also, he broke the Oklahoma record in the 100 meter-dash by finishing second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in a time of 9.97, becoming the 79th man in history to break the 10-second barrier in the event.
Deciding to turn pro in the summer of 2011, Salaam competed at the USA Track and Field Championships. He posted a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.43. Salaam has personal bests of 20.05 in the 200 meters (set in 2011) and 6.54 indoors in the 60-meter dash (also set in 2011).
Salaam ended his Oklahoma career as the record holder in the indoor 60 and 200 as well as the outdoor 100 and 200. Matt Kane, assistant coach for sprints and hurdles at Alabama, coached Salaam while at Oklahoma. Rakieem "Mookie" Salaam was born April 5, 1990, and is the son of Geno and Marcy Land as well as the foster son of Kevin and Lisa Peterson.