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Alabama Track and Field opens the indoor season with a big screening at Blazer Invitational

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Athletics kicked off the 2022 indoor season in its first game at the Blazer Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Wing, on Friday.

The Crimson Tide started the season with five individual wins and 20 finals in the top three, as well as two school records, one facility record and two new compliance standards.

Bobby Colantonio Jr. He enjoyed a great day, kicking off his season with a school record and Birmingham Crossplex in the men’s weightlifting with a mark of 24.15 meters on the road to victory. His mark, which surpassed his own record in 2020, is the first of more than 24 meters for a Crimson Tide pitcher and ranks seventh in all-time NCAA history.

Chelsea Insurance she also started 2022 with a school record, breaking the 2005 Beth Mallory mark in women’s weightlifting with a 20.54-meter throw.

Isaac Odugbesan started the season by winning the first test of the day, the men’s weight throw, with equal throws of 20.48 in his last two attempts, setting and then tying the competition record with a mark that was only 0.02 of the school standard he set. last season.

Leander Forbes added another competition record to the Tide run when he won the 500 meters in a time of 1: 01.43. Hillary Cheruiyot got his first home victory by wearing the crimson and white of Alabama, with a time of 4: 07.17 to finish first in the mile. Mason Phillips gave the Alabama men a victory in their first race of the day when they won top honors in the 60 meters in a time of 6.73.

Alabama on the podium – Field events

  • Alabama swept the top three in the men’s weightlifting, led by Isaac Odugbesan record and winning mark of 20.48 m
  • Chago Bass (18.42 m) took the second half Jerimiah Evans (18.19 m) was third in men’s weightlifting
  • The Crimson Tide was 1-2 in the men’s weight throw with Bobby Colantonio Jr. achieving victory with a school record and Birmingham Crossplex of 24.15 m, followed by Kieran McKeag in second with a 20.69m
  • Nickolette Dunbar she started her season with a second place in the women’s weight throw with a throw of 15.79 m.
  • Christian Edwards he finished second in the men’s triple jump with a jump of 15.93 m
  • Lluís Martínez he finished third in the men’s pole vault after overcoming 4.80m in his first attempt

Alabama on the Podium – Track Events

  • In his first career on the Crimson Tide, Mason Phillips He won the men’s 60 meters in a time of 6.73
  • Phillips followed up his 60-meter victory with a third-place effort at 300 meters after crossing the line with a 33.09.
  • Leander Forbes gave the UA another competition record when it ran a 1: 01.43 to win the men’s 500 meters.
  • Hillary Cheruiyot (4: 07.17) i Jacob Wiggers (4: 19.54) was 1-2 in the men’s mile
  • Amari Brown (7.42) i Fields of Milan (7.48) was 2-3 in the women’s 60 meters, the first race of the Crimson Tide indoor season
  • Jacob Anyell (2: 24.90) i Arthur Graham (2: 28.75) finished second and third in the men’s 1,000 meters
  • Christal Mosley she finished third in the women’s 300 meters in a time of 37.86
  • Bianca Carroccio achieved a 1: 15.65 in the women’s 500 meters to finish third
  • Kerri Walsh she finished third in the women’s 3,000 meters in a time of 9: 52.47

Until next time

  • After opening the season on Friday with the Blazer Invitational, Alabama returns to action on Saturday at the Birmingham Crossplex with the Vulcan Invitational
  • The Crimson Tide opens the Vulcan Invitational at 10 a.m. CT with 60 meters and closes the day at 4:30 p.m. with 4×400-meter relays.

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