Jan. 23, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Alabama men's track and field team concluded their stay at the Razorback Invitational Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The Tide picked up its first automatic qualifier of the young season.
For the second consecutive week, Ray Jadusingh posted a NCAA qualifying time in the 60m dash. Jadusingh advanced to the finals where he would go on to sprint to becoming the national leader in the 60m dash with a automatic qualifying time of 6.62. His mark goes down as the fourth-best time in school history.
Aaron Stockstell opened his 800m sophomore campaign with a sixth-place finish and a time of 1:53.04.
Junior Ronald James came within an inch of jumping a new career-best in the triple jump. James' leap of 46-10 1/4 was good for an eighth-place finish.
Transfer junior Joel Rop completed the mile race with a time of 4:09.11, placing ninth overall.
The 4x400m relay team was on record pace before dropping the baton for the second consecutive week with under 100 meters left in the race.
"For back to back weeks, Ray has done some phenomenal things," head coach Harvey Glance said. "I'm very proud in the way he's executing his race right now. He's worked really hard on his start as well as his finish. I'm real proud of him and he deserves everything that's happening for him. Rop did a good job for us in his first indoor meet of the season. I'm really proud of where everybody's at right now."
The men will take a week off from the action in preparation for the Meyo Invitational being held on Feb. 5-6 in South Bend, Ind.