Five UA Performances Rank in the Top 25
Feb. 20, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
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
5,000 Meters – Women
60-Meter Hurdles – Men
60-Meter Hurdles – Women
4x400-Meter Relay – Men
4x400-Meter Relay – Women
Distance Medley Relay – Men
Distance Medley Relay – Women
High Jump – Men
High Jump – Women
Pole Vault – Women
Long Jump – Men
Triple Jump – Men
Shot Put - Women
Pentathlon - Women
The Tide begins competition at the SEC Indoor Championships with Eppinger in the pentathlon Feb. 24 with the meet continuing through Feb. 26.