Fayetteville, Ark. – University of Alabama junior Cameron Hudson earned All-America honors while finishing seventh in the final and defending NCAA 60-meter dash champion Remona Burchell advanced to the finals in the 60on Friday evening, the first of two days of competition at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track & Field Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.
Burchell ran 7.16 to finish second in her semifinal heat while Hudson, who also competed in the semis of the men's 60, produced his best jump of the night, a 24-foot, 11 3/4-inch (7.61 meters) effort on his third attempt. In the men's 800 meters, Alex Amankwah ended up as the fourth-fastest qualifier to the final with a time of 1:48.30, the ranks fifth-fastest 800 ever run by a Crimson Tide athlete.
Burchell (women's 60, 7 p.m. CT on Saturday) and Amankwah (men's 800, 7:30 p.m. CT) advanced to Saturday'sfinals in their respective events. Burchell (and Amankwah join seven other Crimson Tide athletes who will competeon Saturday in six events, including Justin Fondren in the men's high jump (3:30 p.m. CT), Lakan Taylor in the women's pole vault (5:30 p.m. CT), Jeremiah Green in the men's triple jump (6 p.m. CT) and the men's 4×400-meter relay team of Steven Gayle, Cameron Hudson, Marlon Humphrey and Alex Amankwah (8:45 p.m. CT).