This past weekend the Alabama Crimson Tide track and field traveled to College Station to compete at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships at Texas A&M.

There were a lot of big races on Saturday, so to start off the wins for the Tide Mercy Chelangat went ahead and had the race of her life. Chelangat ended up competing in the 5,000 meters. She competed along some of the best names in the SEC and ended up taking the win in the event making it her first win taking gold in 5,000.

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Chelangat blew through the finish line at a time of 15:43.64. Although, at a point in her race it seemed like Chelangat was effortlessly running against her competition taking a lead in the race. Last year at the SEC Championships, Chelangat achieved a bronze in the 5,000-meter run last year running a (15:48.38). Chelangat came into this SEC Championships determined to run faster and place higher in which she did. Chelangat really put on a show and used her talents and setting her mind to something and achieving it.

Chelangat set up good mojo for the rest of the Alabama athletes competing that day. SEC will be the final race for Chelangat and a wrap up to her indoor season. Alabama is looking forward to outdoor season were it only gets a whole lot faster for these athletes especially for Chelangat.

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