Alabama Track and Field Opens 2022 Indoor Season with a Pair of Meets in Birmingham

Katie Windham

Staff member
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama track & field is set to begin the 2022 indoor season this weekend, as the Crimson Tide travels up the interstate to Birmingham, Ala., for the Blazer Invitational on Friday and the Vulcan Invitational on Saturday. Both meets are being held at the at the Birmingham Crossplex and hosted by UAB.

The Tide will take on a total of 17 teams from six states. Power-5 foes include Mississippi State and Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference and Miami and Louisville from the Atlantic Coast Conference. FIU, Alabama State, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Grambling, Jackson State, Meridian Community College, Samford, South Alabama, Southern Miss., Tulane, and host UAB will also be competing.

Friday’s Blazer Invitational begins Friday at 10 a.m. CT with the men’s high jump and shot put and continues through the 4x400-meter relay at 5:30 p.m. CT. Running events begin at noon CT. On Saturday, Alabama opens the Vulcan Invitational at 10 a.m. CT with the 60 meters and closing the day at 4:30 p.m. CT with the 4x400-meter relays.

Spectators are allowed for both meets and must wear a mask, per UAB policy.

About Alabama

  • The Crimson Tide’s 2021 indoor season capped off with 22 student-athletes earning NCAA All-America honors, including returners Christal Mosley, Cherisse Murray, Jami Reed, Lauren Turner, and Amaris Tyynismaa for the women and Eliud Kipsang, Christian Edwards, Bobby Colantonio Jr., Leander Forbes, Jace Jones, Jonathan Martin, Isaac Odugbesan, Gabe Serrano, Mark Shannon and Grady Shiflet for the men’s squad
  • The Tide will look to carry on its momentum from last season, when the women took 16th place and the men’s finished seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships

The Lineup

  • There are 80 members of the Crimson Tide’s combined roster slated to make their 2022 indoor debut this weekend between the two meets
  • Among those competing in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday, 35 newcomers – freshmen and transfers – are set to suit up for their first indoor competition for the Crimson Tide

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