TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama senior Remona Burchell leads all collegiate runners in the women's 60-meter dash, leading a group of 11 Crimson Tide athletes in 10 events (plus the men's 4×400-meter relay unit) that rank among the nation's top 20 through as of Monday morning, Feb. 16.
Burchell ran the fastest 60-meter time of the women’s collegiate season to date this past Friday Feb. 13, a 7.14-second clocking while winning at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Burchell, the defending NCAA indoor 60 champion from 2014, rank three of the top 10 times in Alabama last Friday: a 7.25 in the prelims, a 7.17 in the semifinals, and the 7.14 in the final.
For the men. junior Cameron Hudson is among the leaders in two men’s events, the 60-meter dash (12th) and the long jump (sixth); junior Steven Gayle is 10th in the men’s 600; senior Alex Amankwah is third in the men’s 800; sophomore Jacopo Lahbi is 12th in the men’s 800; junior Justin Fondren is seventh in the men’s high jump; and sophomore Jeremiah Green has the nation’s 14th-best mark in the men’s triple jump. On Saturday, Feb. 14, Alabama's men's 4×400-meter relay unit of Steven Gayle, Cameron Hudson, Marlon Humphrey and Alex Amankwah broke a nine-year-old school record by more than a full second, running 3:06.05, a time that is currently fifth in the nation.
For the women, junior Kimberley Ficenec ran a personal best 2:05.25 on Friday at Arkansas, the third-fastest time in Alabamahistory that ranks eighth nationally. Sophomore pole vaulter Lakan Taylor is ninth in the vault. Sophomore hurdler Vanessa Clerveaux is tied for the nation’s 18th-best time in the 60-meter hurdles.