Peter Etoot Posts NCAA Qualifying Time at Tyson Invitational

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Peter Etoot

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University of Alabama sophomore Peter Etoot was not phased by the world-class talent that surrounded him at the Tyson Invitational as he posted an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:48.02 in the 800m which currently stands as the second fastest time in the country.

Etoot becomes Alabama’s first NCAA qualifier this season at a meet that was stacked with potential Olympians and All-American collegians.

“We’re just so young right now and our guys did their best to adapt to their surroundings but several were simply intimidated,” said Alabama Head Coach Harvey Glance.  “We still had some very good representation with Peter Etoot qualifying for NCAAs and Byron Gibson and Gabe Warren being their consistent selves.”

For the third time in four meets, Gibson posted a PR in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.00.

Alex Korir and Kevin McDonough posted PRs in the 5k, McDonough with a time of 14:32.56 and Korir with a time of 14:17.76 which ranks as the seventh fastest time in Alabama history in the 5k.

The Crimson Tide will take this weekend off from competition before heading to Lexington, Kentucky for the 2004 SEC Indoor Championships on February 13-14.