EUGENE, Ore. – Alabama State capped off its season at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which concluded with the Lady Hornets 4x400m relay team receiving 2nd Team All-America status after their run in the day’s final event.
ASU gave the crowd which was announced as 10,015, a great race which saw them finish ahead of nationally ranked teams such as Stanford, Kansas State, Arizona State and host Oregon.The Lady Hornets finished 14th
with a time of 3:36.04, but it was their heat, the third, where they put in a great performance coming up just short of qualifying for Saturday’s finals. The first eight teams are first team All-America teams where the second eight teams receive the 2nd
Alexis Ferebee started the relay for ASU and handed the baton off to Tatiana Etienne in second place. Etienne handed the baton off to Williams as ASU started the third leg in the middle of a bunched pack.
Williams didn’t stay there long as she ran a 52.50 lap, the fastest of the third legs, and had the Lady Hornets in the lead heading into the fourth and final leg.Kimberly Wedderburn held off the competition until the final 100 meters when the group became bunched with the Lady Hornets finishing the heat fifth. It was another strong performance by the ASU Lady Hornets Track Team on the largest stage of collegiate track the nationals and before an ESPN national audience.
Their 3:36.04 finish was the third fastest time in the history of the event and the second fastest time this season.
Santina Williams ran earlier in the day with her appearance in the 400m run. She ran the race in 53.54 placing her 19thin the three-heat event. Her time was a little off from her qualifying time and school-record 52.56 she ran two weeks ago at the NCAA Preliminaries, but it was not only her third fastest career-time, but the third fastest in the history of the event at ASU.