Women's Track and Field Posts Top-15 National Finish

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Beth Mallory
Beth Mallory

The Alabama women’s track and field team grabbed its highest national finish since 2000, finishing 13th in the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State.

The Crimson Tide amassed 18 points off the individual finishes of juniors Beth Mallory and Tahesia Harrigan. Texas came away with the team title while UCLA and South Carolina tied for second. Alabama also finished 13th in 2000 with its highest finish before that coming in 1994 when they took 12th.

Mallory, who won the NCAA discus title on Friday, added a fourth place finish in the hammer throw on Saturday. She posted a throw of 207 feet, three inches on her first effort in finals and that would prove enough to take fourth. She earned All-American honors in both events, giving her five career honors. Last year the Ashland, Ohio native was second in the discus and seventh in the hammer.

Harrigan took sixth in the 100m dash with an 11.42 on Friday, scoring and earning All-American honors in the process. She was 15th in the 200m dash on Thursday. Junior Aymara Albury took 17th in the shot put on Thursday while senior Chafree Bain was 26th in the discus on Wednesday.

2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Place   Team                          Points
1.      Texas                         55
2.      UCLA                          48   
2.      South Carolina                48
4.      Tennessee                     40   
5.      Stanford                      29
6.      Georgia                       28   
7.      Southern California           25
8.      Nebraska                      24   
9.      Miami                         23
10.     Brigham Young                 22   
10.     Florida                       22
12.     Colorado                      19   
13.     Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo      18
13.     Alabama                       18   
15.     Auburn                        17
15.     Washington                    17   
17.     Eastern Michigan              16
18.     Duke                          12   
18.     North Carolina                12
18.     Georgia Tech                  12   
18.     Wyoming                       12
22.     Colorado State                11   
22.     Arkansas                      11
24.     LSU                           10   
24.     Air Force                     10
24.     West Virginia                 10   
24.     Florida International         10
24.     Butler                        10