TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama cornerback Tony Brown is starting to make his mark on the track and field team.
In men’s preliminary action during Friday’s SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Brown advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 13.78.
Brown was a five-star cornerback in Alabama’s 2014 recruiting class. Brown developed into one of Alabama’s top special teams players last season, particularly as a gunner on punt coverage. Brown finished with eight special teams tackles — four on punts and four on kickoff coverage — last year. This spring, Brown worked at both cornerback and safety. He also served as the backup at the star position.
Alabama’s Quanesha Burks successfully defended her SEC women’s long jump title. Burks jumped a season-best 22 feet, 2 1/2 inches (6.77 meters) on her second jump to outdistance runner-up Kentucky’s Sha’Keela Saunders (21-8 1/4; 6.61 meters). Burks now owns the 10 best long jump marks in Alabama women’s track history, and has won six consecutive postseason indoor and outdoor long jump championships dating back to last year’s SEC Outdoor Championships.
The Alabama men sit in fourth place entering the final day of competition on Saturday. Georgia is first with 46 points, followed by Arkansas (45), Texas A&M (34) and the Crimson Tide (30). Alabama’s women are in third place with 27 points after two days, trailing Arkansas (44) and Texas A&M (28). Tennessee is fourth at 26.