Nationally Ranked Track & Field Performances
March 28, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The University of Alabama track and field team currently has 10 student-athletes ranked in the top 25 nationally and an overall 20 performances in the top 50 to date this outdoor season.
For the women’s team, 11 athletes are placed in the Top 50. Krystle Schade has put up the best mark in the country for the high jump by clearing a 6-0 at the Alabama Relays this past weekend on March 24. Chloe Hetherton ranks 11th in the country with her 41-7 mark in the triple jump at the Bulls Invitational on March 15.
Shani Chandler comes in at No. 16 for her 59.63 performance in the 400-meter hurdles at the Bulls Invitational. Kelsey Johnson, Katlyn Will and Andrea Torske are ranked 21st, 22nd and 25th, respectively, for their performances in the 5,000 meters at the Alabama Relays.
The Tide men have five athletes ranked in the top 50 this season. Kamal Fuller recorded a jump of 24-8.5 at the Alabama Relays for the No. 6 spot in the country. Tyler Campbell cleared a 7-0.25 bar in the high jump at the Relays as well that’s good for 11th in the nation. Dwayne Extol is ranked 28th for the 400 meters with a time of 47.46 at the Bulls Invitational.
The SEC currently has seven men’s team ranked in the Top 25 nationally including No. 1 Florida, No. 3 LSU and No. 5 Arkansas. There are six women’s programs from the SEC currently inside the Top 25 as well counting No. 2 LSU and No. 5 Arkansas.
The Tide will travel to Oxford, Miss., this weekend for the Ole Miss Invitational on Saturday, March 31.
4x100-Meter Relay – Men
4x100-Meter Relay – Women
4x400-Meter Relay – Men
4x400-Meter Relay – Women
Hammer Throw - Women