3 Tide Athletes Earn All-America Honors At NCAA Indoor Championships
March 8, 2013
Fayetteville, Ark. - University of Alabama high jumper Krystle Schade, long jumper Kamal Fuller and sprinter Diondre Batson earned All-America honors in their respective events on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Arkansas.
Schade earned the honor with en eighth-place finish in the women's high jump. Schade cleared six feet, 1 ½ inches (1.87 meters) to earn the honor. Brigetta Barrett of the University of Arizona won the event with a clearance of 6-4 ¾ (1.95 meters).
Fuller placed eighth in the men's long jump to earn All-America stature, finishing the competition with a best of 25 feet, 5 ¼ inches (7.75 meters). Fuller had legal jumps on three of his six attempts, going the same distance (25-5 ¾) on both his second and third attempts after fouling on his first try. Marquis Dendy of Florida won the competition with a leap of 27-2 (8.28m).
Batson became the third Crimson Tide athlete to earn All-America honors on Friday with an eighth place finish in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Arkansas.
Batson, who qualified for the 200 final with a time of 20.886 seconds in a preliminary heat, finished the final in 20.97 to earn his first All-America honor in his NCAA Championships debut. Texas A&M's Ameer Webb, who ran a world-leading time of 20.30 in the prelims, won the final in a time of 20.42 to edge Jackson State's Trey Hadnot (20.47).