Monday, February 14, 2005
The University of Alabama men’s track and field team got a lay of the land this weekend at the prestigious Tyson Invitational, one of the largest meets in the country outside of the NCAA Championships.
The meet was held in Fayetteville, Arkansas home of this year’s SEC and NCAA Championships, giving the young Tide squad a small glimpse of things to come over the next three weeks.
Head men’s coach Harvey Glance saw his charges post five top 10 finishes as well as four times and marks that registered in the Top 10 in the SEC.
Freshman Augustus Maiyo led the way for the Tide in a strong showing in the 5k. Maiyo recorded the second fastest time in the SEC this season with a time of 14:17.88 for a ninth place finish in the champion heat while senior Kevin McDonough posted a time of 14:31.59 for an eighth place finish in the unseeded heat. McDonough’s time was the fifth fastest time in the SEC in the 5k this season.
Freshman high jumper Roy Jossfolk equaled his personal best with a jump of 6’08.00, the eighth best mark in the conference this season. And freshman Brandon Schneider recorded a team season best in the pole vault with a height of 15’10.00 as he finished 10th in the event.
The Crimson Tide will take the next weekend off from competition before gearing up for the SEC Indoor Championships February 25-27.