March 23, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.--The UAB track and field team battled cold and wet conditions as it won a pair of events to start the Alabama Relays, hosted by Alabama.
"We had a great first day of Alabama Relays," head coach Kurt Thomas said. "UAB has come to the Alabama Relays for years and years, and we always try to run well here, because it really sets up the rest of our outdoor season."
"Rachel ran a fantastic race in the 400m hurdles," Thomas continued. "She's raced well through indoor, and is really primed to have a good outdoor hurdle season. We have some important races in the 4x100, 100m hurdles and 800m coming up and our long jumpers get a chance to jump. We just want to keep building on what we did today."
In the 4x200m relay, the team of Knox, Watson, White and Bates won with a time of 1:36.93, while the 1600 sprint medley team of Breona Humphrey, Burnett, Barker and Woods finished with a time of 4:22.01.
"The weather was pretty awful, but all of our ladies persevered and we had some very good performances," Thomas said. "Winning the 4x200m with such a solid time in bad conditions was pretty neat."