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