Track & Field Wraps Up Third Outdoor Meet of the Season

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Amethyst Holmes recorded the fourth best hammer throw in school history on Saturday.
Amethyst Holmes recorded the fourth best hammer throw in school history on Saturday.

March 31, 2012

Complete Results

OXFORD, Miss. -

The University of Alabama track and field team continued its outdoor season with 22 top-10 finishes at the Ole Miss Invitational on Saturday in Oxford, Miss.

Amethyst Holmes led the Tide by continuing her outstanding season by tacking another four feet onto her personal best in the women’s hammer throw with a toss of 190-8, the fourth best throw in school history, to finish sixth in the event. Lee Stowers followed her with a personal best of her own at 167-11 to finish ninth. Bekah Hoppis was second overall in the women’s javelin, but first among collegiate competitors, with a throw of 133-11.

Shani Chandler also added to her growing list of accolades in the 400-meter hurdles with her third win in as many meets this season in 59.04. In the 100-meter hurdles Kaylon Eppinger and Audra Frimpong finished second and seventh, respectively, in 13.86 and 14.36.

The sprints saw the Crimson Tide record three personal bests as Dwayne Extol finished third in the men’s 200 meters in 20.99 while Joel Lynch recorded a time of 47.89 to finish sixth in the men’s 400 meters. For the women’s sprinters, Camilla Armstead was third in the 200 meters with a 23.89 finish.

The women’s distance runners turned in three top-10 finishes in the 1,500 meters with Leigh Gilmore winning in 4:32.39 while Elsbeth Denton and Katlyn Will finished just behind her in fifth and seventh, respectively. Gary Bradbury finished fifth in the men’s race at 3:49.97.

The jumps also produced well on Saturday with Tyler Campbell clearing seven feet for the second time this season in the men’s high jump with a clearance of 7-1. In the horizontal jumps Warrick Campbell was third in the triple jump, Kamal Fuller seventh in the long jump and freshman Merilyn Uudmae came in third in the women’s triple jump.

The Crimson Tide will have a week off from competition to train and prepare for its next meet, the Spec Towns Invitational, April 13-14 in Athens, Ga.

Ole Miss Invitational
Alabama Men’s Results
200 Meters
3. Dwayne Extol, 20.99
5. Dushane Farrier, 21.20
38. Kyle Hester, 22.47

400 Meters
6. Joel Lynch, 47.89
32. Brian DeVito, 50.67

800 Meters
22. Terrell Mickens, 1:57.45

1,500 Meters
5. Gary Bradbury, 3:49.97
19. Austin Duckworth, 4:02.04
27. Nathan Corder, 4:04.45

4x100-Meter Relay
4. Alabama, 40.51

High Jump
2. Tyler Campbell, 7-1

Long Jump
7. Kamal Fuller, 22-6.25
30. Jourdan Battiste, 15-7

Triple Jump
5. Warrick Campbell, 49-11.75

  Alabama Women’s Results
100 Meters
14. Sarah Thomas, 12.20

200 Meters
3. Camilla Armstead, 23.89
33. Kaylon Eppinger, 25.71

400 Meters
9. Dacia Mays, 56.46

800 Meters
11. Aubrielle Wright, 2:17.45

1,500 Meters
1. Leigh Gilmore, 4:32.39
5. Elsbeth Denton, 4:35.93
7. Katlyn Will, 4:36.50
14. Sarah Gilmore, 4:44.37
17. Claire Turner, 4:45.18
23. Palee Myrex, 4:49.56

100-Meter Hurdles
2. Kaylon Eppinger, 13.86
7. Audra Frimpong, 14.36

400-Meter Hurdles
1. Shani Chandler, 59.04

4x100-Meter Relay
5. Alabama, 46.72

Pole Vault
3. Alexis Paine, 12-3.5
10. Lauren Dunn, 10-10

Long Jump
26. Audra Frimpong, 16-2.25

Triple Jump
3. Merilyn Uudmae, 39-5.25

Hammer Throw
6. Amethyst Holmes, 190-8
9. Lee Stowers, 167-11
12. Angelica Howard, 165-7
15. Nia Barnes, 160-5
16. Jasmine Williams, 158-10

2. Bekah Hoppis, 133-11