April 9, 2010
Day Three Results
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With a new name added to the top 800 meter runners in Alabama school history, the men's track and field team concluded action on the third day of the Sea Ray Relays at the Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium on Friday.
In the 800m run, junior Julius Bor claimed the title with the ninth-fastest time in the nation this year, 1:49.11. Junior Joel Rop finished fourth with a time of 1:50.22. Both times are lifetime-bests for the juniors and Rop's is better by almost two seconds, while Bor's is the 10th-fastest in school history.
The 100m dash was the first event on Friday for Alabama, in which senior Ray Jadusingh posted a seventh place finish with his time of 10.59 (-0.6) into a small headwind. Fellow senior Brandon Spradley was 19th with a time of 10.80 (+0.5).
Jadusingh returned later in the 200m dash, finishing seventh again with a wind-aided 21.09 (+3.2). Spradley also competed in the race, turning in a season-best time of 21.61 (+1.4) to finish 21st.
In his first 400m race of the outdoor season, sophomore Aaron Stockstell posted a 10th place finish as he crossed with a time of 48.27. Senior Matt Watson followed in 18th with a time of 48.99.
Twins Kemar and Fabian Norgrove of Barbados turned in a 7-8 finish in the 400m hurdles. Kemar was the first to finish, in seventh, with a time of 54.03 while Fabian was just behind in eighth with a time of 54.22.
With a time of 3:49.44, junior Fred Samoei posted a personal-best as well by almost five seconds to finish third overall.
Competing in the 5,000m run for the first time this outdoor season, sophomore Austin Duckworth posted a time of 15:18.64, finishing 23rd in the race.
Sophomore Moses Kiptoo set a personal-best time and ran the 25th-fastest 10,000m time in the country this year, claiming the title in a time of 29:26.66.
On Wednesday and Thursday, senior Michael Hughes began his final season in the decathlon. The Atlanta native finished 10th in the final standings with a point total of 5,626, even though he didn't get a mark in the pole vault.
On day one of the multi competition, Hughes set a huge personal-best in the shot put by over two feet with a heave of 43-3 1/4 to finish second in the event. Hughes shaved over half a second off his 400m time, running a season-best time of 51.04 to finish eighth in that event.
Hughes had a very successful day two, starting with the 110m hurdles where he knocked well over one second off his time to run a personal-best of 16.79, finishing 11th. Hughes went on to improve his discus career-best mark by over 23 feet with a throw of 113-6 to finish sixth. He was just one foot from his personal-best toss in the javelin, finishing seventh with a mark of 145-3. In the final event, the 1,500m run, Hughes ran over 15 seconds faster than he ever had before, finishing fifth with a lifetime-best time of 5:00.30.