10 Crimson Tide Athletes Accepted for Entry Into NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

March 5, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ten University of Alabama track and field athletes - seven men and three women - have officially been accepted for entry into the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships to be held March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. A total of 16 entries are permitted in each event for the championships, with the top 16 times or marks achieved during sanctioned competitions making up the list of competitors.

The 10 Crimson Tide athletes will compete in 11 total events led by Southeastern Conference men's 60-meter dash champion Diondre Batson, who has been approved for entry in both the 60 and 200-meter dashes. SEC men's triple jump champion Jeremiah Green and SEC men's weight throw champion Charodd Richardson also earned entry in their respective events.

Joining them will be Elias Hakansson in the men's weight throw, Jacopo Lahbi in the men's 800 meters, Kamal Fuller in the men's long jump, Kyle Felpel in the men's shot put, Remona Burchell in the women's 60-meter dash, Yanique Malcolm in the women's 800 meters and Alexis Paine in the women's pole vault. The field announced Tuesday night by the NCAA is pending notification of medical scratches, meaning athletes that qualified via earning a mark or time in their event that ranked in the top 16 nationally can only be removed from competition via a legitimate medical condition.

Alabama's NCAA Qualifiers

Athlete Event Best Time/Mark National Rank
Diondre Batson Men's 60 6.61 10th
Diondre Batson Men's 200 20.84 tie-14th
Remona Burchell Women's 60 7.24 tie-3rd
Kyle Felpel Men's Shot Put 19.23m (63-1.25) 15th
Kamal Fuller Men's Long Jump 7.81m (25-7.50) 8th
Jeremiah Green Men's Triple Jump 16.29m (53-5.50) 3rd
Elias Hakansson Men's Weight Throw 21.48m (70-5) 10th
Jacopo Lahbi Men's 800 1:48.77 14th
Yanique Malcolm Women's 800 2:03.97 4th
Alexis Paine Women's Pole Vault 4.35m (14-3.25) tie-7th
Charodd Richardson Men's Weight Throw 21.51m (70-7) 8th