BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern track and field is one of the top 10 programs in the south/southeast region according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The BSC men's team is ranked 20th in the nation, sixth in the region, and the women are ranked ninth in the region.
"Our teams have come a long way throughout this season to be considered in the national ranking," said Head Coach Kenneth Cox. "We still have much more work to do as we prepare for SAA Outdoor Championships and that will remain our focus."
Nationally, Panthers appear top 20 in seven events led by Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) and Karmin Shute (Fayetteville, Ga./The Walker School) who hold top three times in both the 100m and 200m dashes. Regionally, BSC student-athletes hold top 10 performances in 12 events. On the men's side, Watkins has the fastest 100m and 200m times in the region, while Kameren Morgan (Bowie, Md./St. Alban's School for Boys) holds the best hammer mark. For the women, Shute has the fastest 200m time in the south/southeast.
BSC returns to action this Friday. They travel to the Mt. Laurel Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn.