Alabama women finish third in NCAA cross-country championships, men finish 27th – Trackalerts

The Crimson Tide women earned the best third place finish in the program with 166 points, while the men finished 27th with 684 points

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The Alabama women placed program-best third overall Saturday morning at the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships at The Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The event capped an exceptional season for the Crimson Tide women, who took home their first NCAA trophy (top four teams finish on the podium) after winning their first Southeastern Conference title since 1987 and the first NCAA South Regional Championships won since 1986.

The women’s best-ever finish came in 1987 when the Crimson Tide placed sixth. Saturday also marked the UA Women’s third top-10 finish after finishing eighth two years ago and sixth in 1987. The men from Alabama finished 27ththbringing together their end from a year ago.

Alabama head coach Dan Waters said

“Our women ended a fantastic season with the best national championship result in the history of the program. They were there from the start and fought their way to our first podium, which means we’re bringing NCAA hardware back to Tuscaloosa. We are very proud of the work they have done throughout the season and the way they have represented this university. In the men we didn’t get the finish that we could but overall it’s been a great season for us and we’re looking forward to keeping things going on the track.”

The Crimson Tide Women – 3approx (166 points)

  • Overall, Alabama had four runners in the top 16, led by rookie Hilda Olemomoi, who finished sixth in 19:45.6
  • Amaris Tyynismaa (19:48.2) was ninth, marking her second top 10 finish at the Nationals after finishing third two years ago
  • Flomena Asekol (19:56.5) was 14thth and Mercy Chelangat (19:58.4) crossed the finish line in 16th placeth
  • Elka Machan (20:57.7) completed Alabama’s scoring with five points and finished 155thth
  • Jami Reed (21:40.7) finished 222ndnd and Sam McDonnell (22:37.2) was 248th
  • It was Alabama’s 11thth Top 25 finish at national championships, 10thth in the top 20 and third in the top 10
  • It was the women’s third consecutive top 15 finish after finishing eighth and 15th in 2020th in 2021

The Alabama Men – May 27th (683 points)

  • Victor Kiprop led the men in 66th placeth in a time of 29:52.5 while Eliud Kipsang (30:11.6) crossed the finish line in 98th
  • Jacob Wiggers (31:01.2) was 198th and Hillary Cheruiyot (31:09.3) took 209th
  • Brady Grant rounded out the Tide score at five for a 232nd in a time of 31:38.8
  • Gavin Saacke (32:05.1) and Brady Barton (32:30.2) completed the UA men’s lineup
  • It was the 22ndnd Top 30 finish for the men at the NCAA championships

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End of the women’s team

1. NC State 114 pts

2. New Mexico 140 points

3. Alabama 166 points

4. Oklahoma State 201 points

5. North Carolina 242 points

6. Northern Arizona 257 pts

7. Notre Dame 261 points

8th BYU 263 points

9. Virginia 268 pts

10. Georgetown 271 points

11. Colorado 286 pts

12. Utah 307 pts

13. Stanford 371 points

14. Oregon 390 pts

15. State of Ohio 467 pts

16. Providence 468 points

17. Washington 470 pts

18th State of Florida 471 pts

19. Wisconsin 494 points

20. Michigan State 497 points

21. Arkansas 507 points

22. Michigan 534 points

23. Syracuse 544 pts

24. Oregon State 544 pts

25. Colorado State 548 points

Alabama finisher

6. Hilda Olemomoi 19:45.6

9. Amaris Tyynisma 19:48.2

14. Flomena Asekol 19:56.5

16. Mercy Chelangat 19:58.4

155. Elka Machan 20:57.7

222. Jami Reed 21:40.7

248. Sam McDonnell 22:37.2

End of the men’s team

1. Northern Arizona 83 pts

2. Oklahoma State 83 points

3rd BYU 132 points

4. Stanford 195 points

5. Wake Forest 204 points

6. Wisconsin 212 points

7th Air Force 264 points

8. Colorado 281 pts

9. Tulsa 304 pts

10. North Carolina 323 pts

11. NC State 334 pts

12. Syracuse 340 pts

13. Gonzaga 400 pts

14. Washington 422 pts

15. Notre Dame 450 pts

16. Oregon 465 pts

17. Harvard 474 points

18. Texas 506 pts

19. Villanova 513 pts

20. Tennessee 517 points

21. Butler 553 pts

22. Virginia 557 pts

23. Arkansas 584 points

24. Ole Fraulein 598 points

25. State of Montana 599 points

26. State of Utah 618 pts

27. Alabama 683 points

28th State of Colorado 704 pts

29. Michigan 708 pts

30th Princeton 712 points

31. Georgetown 752 pts

Alabama finisher

66. Victor Kiprop 29:52.5

98. Eliud Kipsang 30:11.6

198. Jacob Wiggers 31:01.2

209. Hillary Cheruiyot 31:09.3

232. Brady Grant 31:38.8

241. Gavin Saacke 32:05.1

249. Brady Barton 32:30.2

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