TUSCALOOSA, Ala. The University of Alabama women’s track and field team completed the third day of competition at the Southeastern Conference Championships at Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium on the campus of the University of Alabama.
“I think things started very well,” head coach Sandy Fowler said. “Hopefully we can continue tomorrow what we started to build on today.”
Freshman Kimberley Laing turned in a time of 13.88 in the 100 meter hurdles, which was only twenty-one hundredths of a second from making tomorrows finals. Her time was good enough for her first NCAA regional mark which will allow her to compete again in two weeks at the NCAA mideastern regional championship.
Freshman Sarah Robles took third place in the shot put with a distance of 48-08, which was her second NCAA Regional mark of the season in the shot put.
“For a freshman to place third in this conference is pretty phenomenal,” Fowler said. “This should give her positive thinking and feedback heading into her main event the discus which is tomorrow”
Senior Megan Carnes picked up three points for the Tide with her sixth place finish in the 3000 meter steeplechase. She turned in a time of 10:46.44 which was just seconds off a personal record but was her second NCAA regional mark of the season.
“It was good to see Megan pick up another regional mark tonight,” added Fowler. “We are trying to get her ready to get through the regionals and to the national championships because I know she has the talent to do so.
The 2007 SEC Championships will conclude tomorrow evening at Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium.