By Vijay, TrackAlerts.Com Writer
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Jamaican Chrisann Gordon is among 23 student-athletes signed letters of intent to join the Crimson Tide track and field program for the 2015-16 season.
University of Alabama head coach Dan Waters expressed delight at getting the former Holmwood and Jamaica junior star.
“Chris-Ann is one of the top 400-meter runners in all of collegiate track, and she has limitless potential for the future,” said Walters.
“She has world class ability in the 400, and will upgrade us tremendously in that event. She can also be very strong in the 600 indoors and the 800 as well. She will be a key major addition to our relay,” concluded Waters about Gordon.
University of Alabama listed Gordon’s profile below:
Hometown: Cape Valley, Jamaica
High School: Holmwood Tech
Junior College: South Plains (Texas)
400 Meters (Indoors) – 52.41
400 Meters (Outdoors) – 51.39
600 Meters (Indoors) – 1:29.19
800 Meters (Indoors) – 2:15.87
800 Meters (Outdoors) – 2:06.36
*Currently owns the fastest time in the nation among junior college sprinters in the 400 (52.41) and the outdoor 800 (2:06.36).
*The 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) indoor national champion in the 600 meters (1:29.19) and the 800 meters (2:15.87).
*Ran the third leg of South Plains’ winning distance medley relay (12:17.58) at the 2015 NJCAA Indoor Championships.
*The 2014 NJCAA national champion in the 400 meters (51.91).
*2nd in the 800 meters (2:10.46) at the 2014 NJCAA Outdoor Championships.
*Was the leadoff leg of South Plains’ national champion 4×400-meter relay (3:36.64) at the 2014 NJCAA Outdoor Championships.
*Ran the fastest indoor 400-meter time of the 2015 season by a South Plains sprinter with a 52.41 at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 13 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
*Holds the South Plains College record in the outdoor 400 meters (51.39) and the indoor 400 (52.41).