The Alabama men and women posted their best finishes since 1989 and 2006, respectively, and the men’s discus team recorded an historic medals sweep to highlight the Tide’s final day at the Southeastern Conference Track & Field Championships at the Sam Bailey Track & Field Complex on Friday.
Crimson Tide sophomore Quanesha Burks became the Crimson Tide's first women's NCAA champion in a jumping event since 1989 by winning the women's long jump with a wind-aided best of 22 feet, 8 inches (6.91 meters) on her fifth attempt of the six-round final on Thursday at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Crimson Tide junior Alex Amankwah currently owns the fastest men's 800-meters time in the world this season and is one of six University of Alabama athletes, along with the Tide's men's 4x400-meter relay team, to rank among the top 20 on current world lists, according to AllAthletics.com as of Monday morning, Jan. 26.
Eight University of Alabama athletes and three relay foursomes ended the 2014 world track & field season ranked among the best on the final United States and/or World Lists for top performances in the sport by Track & Field News magazine.
A championship day for the Alabama track and field team got even better when freshman Hayden Reed won the NCAA Discus Championship on his final throw, joining junior Remona Burchell, who won the 100-meter championship earlier in the day, atop the podium here at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships, being held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus this week.
The University of Alabama's performance in the 2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships was highlighted by sophomore Diondre Batson winning the men's 100 meter title.
Batson beat out Ole Miss' Isiah Young and Missouri's Markesh Woodson with a time of 10...