Women?s Track Finishes Competition in New York



The Alabama women’s track and field team wrapped up competition in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational Saturday in New York City.

Alabama head coach Sandy Fowler was pleased with the results.

“We had a great day,” Fowler said.  “I think overall, with all the personal bests that we had this weekend, that tells you where we are.  We still have Iowa State next weekend which is an oversized track and if our girls use that to their advantage, their confidence will be sky high going into the SEC championship and that is where we want them.”

In the field events, Aymara Albury took fifth place in the weight throw with a mark of 16.81 meters.  Miruna Mataoanu finished seventh in the high jump with a height of 1.73m.  LaTasha Pharr took fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.55m, just a tenth of a meter shy of an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. 

On the track, Elizabeth Wancowicz won her section in the mile, finishing with a personal best time of 4:53.98. Freshman Chealsea Taylor ran a personal best 24.10 seconds in the 200m dash and Kou Luogon ran a personal best 53.93 in the 400m dash.

The Tide will travel to Ames, Iowa next weekend to compete in the Iowa State Invitational.  Competition for the event begins Friday evening.