Five UA Performances Rank in the Top 25

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Dwayne Extol represents UA on the track in the nation's top 25.
Dwayne Extol represents UA on the track in the nation's top 25.

Feb. 20, 2012


The University of Alabama track and field team currently has five student-athletes ranked in the top 25 in the nation for their performances thus far during the 2012 season.

Heading into this weekend’s Southeastern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Crimson Tide men’s team has three athletes nationally ranked performances. Earlier in the year, Kamal Fuller recorded a mark of 25-3.5 in the long jump on Jan. 21 at the Auburn Invitational for the ninth best jump country and second best in the South Region. Tyler Campbell cleared 7-1.75 in the high jump at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 3 for the 19th best high jump mark in the nation. Dwayne Extol is also ranked 20th in the 200 meters with a time of 21.22 recorded at the Texas A&M Invitational on Feb. 11.

For the women’s team, Krystle Schade owns the fourth best high jump mark  in the country and the best in in the South Region for the by clearing a 6-0 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener. Kaylon Eppinger ranks 25th in the country with her 3,835-point performance in the pentathlon at the Razorback Invitational on Feb. 25.

Both Amethyst Homes and Angelica are ranked 27th and 32nd, respectively, for their performances in the weight throw and Alexis Paine comes in at No. 4 in the South Region for her 12-10 performance in the pole vault at the Texas A&M Invitational.

In the latest USTFCCA Division I ranking, the men’s squad is ranked eighth in the south region while the women’s team comes in at No. 11.

The SEC currently has seven men’s team ranked in the Top 25 nationally including No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Florida. There are five women’s programs from the SEC currently inside the Top 25 as well including No. 3 LSU and No. 4 Arkansas.

Alabama also has 17 performances ranked in the top 10 in the SEC, listed below.

200 Meters – Men
5. Dwayne Extol, 21.22

5,000 Meters – Women
9. Kelsey Johnson, 17:26.99

60-Meter Hurdles – Men
9. Kamal Fuller, 8.11

60-Meter Hurdles – Women
8. Kaylon Eppinger, 8.47

4x400-Meter Relay – Men
9. Alabama, 4:14.43

4x400-Meter Relay – Women
9. Alabama, 3:48.42

Distance Medley Relay – Men
5. Alabama, 10:09.13

Distance Medley Relay – Women
10. Alabama, 12:14.75

High Jump – Men
4. Tyler Campbell, 7-1.75

High Jump – Women
1. Krystle Schade, 6-0

Pole Vault – Women
8. Alexis Paine, 12-10

Long Jump – Men
4. Kamal Fuller, 25-3.5

Triple Jump – Men
10. Jonathan Reid, 49-1.5

Shot Put - Women
6. Wilamena Hopkins, 50-1.25

Weight Throw - Women
3. Amethyst Holmes, 64-8
5. Angelica Howard, 63-2.75

Pentathlon - Women
4. Kaylon Eppinger, 3,834

The Tide begins competition at the SEC Indoor Championships with Eppinger in the pentathlon Feb. 24 with the meet continuing through Feb. 26.