Women's Track & Field Wraps Up Third Day of Alabama Relays
Wilamena Hopkins finished third in the shot put.

Wilamena Hopkins finished third in the shot put.

March 26, 2011

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama women’s track and field team wrapped up the third day of competition of the Alabama Relays at the Sam Bailey Track Complex Saturday with 22 top-10 finishes on the day.

Leading the way for the Crimson Tide was senior Kim Laing, who ran a time of 13.49 to win the 100 meter hurdles. Junior Kaylon Eppinger, who won the heptathlon competition Friday, finished third with a time of 13.80 while Audra Frimpong ran a time of 14.50, finishing sixth. Senior Talaya Owens and freshman Shani Chandler finished 10th and 12th with times of 14.73 and 14.98, respectively. Owens and Chandler also represented the Tide in the 400 meter hurdles. Owens finished fourth with a time of 1:02.54 while Chandler ran 1:03.31 to finish sixth.

The Tide also placed four runners in the top 10 of the 1,500m with Elsbeth Denton leading the way in fourth at 4:41.56 followed by Meghan Hawkins in seventh with a 4:45.43 finish. Leigh Gilmore and Katlyn Will came in ninth and 10th, respectively.

In the discus throw, sophomore Wilamena Hopkins recorded a mark of 146-06, finishing seventh. Hopkins also competed in the shot put competition, throwing 47-09.75 to finish in third place. Angelica Howard finished fifth with a throw of 46-01.50

“I think we’re representing Alabama real well,” head coach Sandy Fowler said. “We had a bunch of PRs today. We had high places with Kim Laing winning the hurdles and Hopkins third and Howard fifth in the shot put. I’m proud of the team.”

Sophomore Camilla Armstead recorded personal-best times of 24.10 and 56.33 in the 200m dash and 400m dash, finishing third and fourth, respectively. Seniors Kim Laing and Devon Romero also recorded personal bests, running 24.83 and 24.85 to finish ninth and 10th in the 200m dash. Freshman Dacia Mays finished sixth in the 400m dash with a time of 1:03.31

“I think they’re running with dedication,” Fowler said. “I told them pride for themselves equals pride for their team. It’s all about Alabama because it’s the Alabama Relays. I’m excited about the scoring part of the meet tomorrow because we’re headed in the right direction.”

The Alabama Relays wrap up Sunday with the relays competition, which will be scored by team. The first event, the men’s hammer throw, will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Alabama Results
Discus Throw
7. Wilamena Hopkins, 146-06
20. Amethyst Holmes, 118-03

5,000m Run
4. Andrea Torske, 17:39.97
7. Megan Williams, 18:09.61
14. Sara Vaughn, 18:51.93

100 Meter Hurdles
1. Kim Laing, 13.49
3. Kaylon Eppinger, 13.80
6. Audra Frimpong, 14.50
10. Talaya Owens, 14.73
12. Shani Chandler, 14.98

100 Meter Dash
7. Toni Graham, 12.20
11. Audra Frimpong, 12.29
26. Kiara Thompson, 12.72

Long Jump
10. Kia Wansley, 17-08.75
12. Chloe Hetherton, 17-06.75
16. Sarah Buschman, 16-06.00

800 Meter Run
15. Aubrielle Wright, 2:20.04

200 Meter Dash
3. Camilla Armstead, 24.10
9. Kim Laing, 24.83
10. Devon Romero, 24.85
12. Toni Graham, 24.87
16. Dacia Mays, 25.16
36. Meagan Miller, 26.39
41. Kiara Thompson, 26.65

Shot Put
3. Wilamena Hopkins, 47-09.75
5. Angelica Howard, 46-01.50

400 Meter Hurdles
4. Talaya Owens, 1:02.54
6. Shani Chandler, 1:03.31

400 Meter Dash
4. Camilla Armstead, 56.33
6. Dacia Mays, 57.26
25. Meagan Miller, 1:01.80

1500 Meter Run
4. Elsbeth Denton, 4:41.66
7. Meghan Hawkins, 4:45.43
9. Leigh Gilmore, 4:47.11
10. Katlyn Will, 4:47.71
14. Sarah Gilmore, 4:49.50
22. Palee Myrex, 4:57.82