Alabama Men’s Track and Field Ranked Second Nationally Heading into NCAA Preliminary

NEW ORLEANS – The Alabama men’s track and field team is No. 2 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Men’s Track & Field Rating Index for the fourth week in a row with 279.71 points.

Just ahead of the Crimson Tide is Texas (291.16), while Georgia (256.32), Florida (212.90) and Oregon (200.69) round out the top five.

The Alabama men have 17 performances ranked in the top-20 nationally after last week’s Southeastern Conference Championships, including nine among the top-10.

Alabama in the National Top 10

  • Eliud Kipsang’s collegiate record in the men’s 1,500 meters (3:33.74) is ranked No. 1
  • Bobby Colantonio Jr.’s 72.59 meters at the SEC Championships ranks him second nationally in the men’s hammer
  • Mercy Chelangat is ranked third in the women’s 5,000 meters after posting a 15:17.28 earlier this season
  • Isaac Odugbesan shattered a 42-year-old school record in the men’s shot put with a toss of 20.66 meters, which ranks him third nationally
  • Jacob Lamb is ranked seventh in the 800 meters after running a career-best 1:46.51 at the SEC Championships
  • Kieran McKeag went 71.53 meters in the men’s hammer at the Crimson Tide Invitational to rank sixth nationally
  • The men’s 4×400-meter relay of Leander Forbes, Corde Long, Demetrius Jackson and Khaleb McRae posted a 3:02.31 at the SEC Championships which ranks eighth nationally
  • Victor Kiprop is ninth (13:24.48) in the 5,000 meters
  • The men’s 4×100-meter relay of Jekovan Rhetta, Tarsis Orogot, Mason Phillips and Jackson ran a 38.86 at the Crimson Tide Invitational to rank ninth

up next

  • The Crimson Tide continues its postseason run at the NCAA East Preliminary in Bloomington, Ind., May 25-28

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