Batson's 2 First-Team Honors Highlights 10 Tide Athletes Earning All-America Recognition

March 18, 2014

Tuscaloosa Ala. - Ten University of Alabama track and field athletes who competed at last weekend's NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., earned All-America honors based on their performances, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.

The 10 athletes combined for a total of 11 All-America citations overall, including five first-team honors by four athletes led by sprinter Diondre Batson earning first-team honors both for his victory in the 200 meters and his third-place finish in the 60-meter dash. Other first-team honorees included women's 60-meter dash national champion Remona Burchell, Jeremiah Green (men's triple jump) and Elias Hakanssson (men's weight throw). Six athletes earned second-team All-America honors: Kyle Felpel (men's shot put), Kamal Fuller (men's long jump), Jacopo Lahbi (men's 800 meters), Yanique Malcolm (women's 800 meters), Alexis Paine (women's pole vault) and Charodd Richardson (men's weight throw).

First-team honors were given to those who placed in the championships' top eight in an event or were a member of an eight-person final. Second-team honors were earned by those who finished between ninth and 16th place. In addition, 14 men and four women earned honorable mention honors. Overall, the Southeastern Conference led the way in total first-team honorees both in the men's (39) and women's (65) competitions, with the Pac-12 both second in both with 38 and 31 respectively.

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