Track & Field

Tide sends five to Des Moines

The Alabama track and field team begins competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with competitors in the long jump and pole vault on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Five members of the Alabama track and field team arrived in Des Moines Monday with one thing in mind: leaving with national titles. “The athletes that have made it this far have done exactly what we’ve asked of them, which is learning to compete and get the job done,” head coach Dan Waters said.

Tide looks to get one last tune-up at Auburn

With only two events left until the SEC Championships, the Alabama track and field team looks to continue to build up momentum toward the end of the season at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational this weekend. The event will serve as one last tune-up for many of the athletes on the team, as the only other event remaining, the Drake Relays, is mostly a relay and sprinter event.

Tide hopes to bring consistency to NCAA's

Monday afternoon, the NCAA announced the names of all track and field athletes that qualified for the NCAA indoor championships. The Crimson Tide will be represented by three athletes that will compete in the meet held in Nampa, Idaho, this weekend: Krystle Schade, Kaylon Eppinger and Kamal Fuller. Head coach Dan Waters said the key to their success is consistency.

Tide finishes up indoor season

Just short of a NCAA automatic qualifying mark, junior Wilamena Hopkins won the SEC Championship in shot put over the weekend, scoring 10 of the 33 points that earned the Alabama women’s track and field team a ninth place finish.

Tide expecting huge improvement

The Crimson Tide women’s track and field returned to Tuscaloosa last weekend with 14 new personal bests and two NCAA provisional marks after competing in the 2010 Kentucky Invitational season opener. Sophomore Krystle Schade and Senior Kim Laing were immediate standouts, both earning NCAA provisional marks.