Alabama track and field senior Robert Dunning is the BamaCentral Crimson Tide Athlete of the Week for the week of June 7-13, 2021.
Dunning won the 2021 NCAA 110-meter hurdles title on Friday's final day at the Men's NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Dunning recorded a time of 13.25 into a headwind, just one one-hundredth of a second slower than his program record that he set two weeks ago at the NCAA East Preliminary.
His performance marked the eighth-fastest finish in championship history and the fastest-ever time made while running into a headwind.
“What an incredible season for Robert Dunning," Alabama coach Dan Waters said. "No matter the circumstances, he kept coming after it. He just was not going to be denied. Watching him run away from the field today was amazing and we couldn’t have been prouder to see him on the top of the awards stand."
Overall, the Alabama men finished 13th in the championships with 18 total points — its fourth-consecutive year of finishing in the top 15.
1. Mercy Chelangat (track and field/cross country, junior)
- Finished second in the 10,000 meters on Thursday to get the Tide on the scoreboard at the NCAA championships
- Placed fifth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:33.20
2. Tamara Clark (track and field/cross country, senior)
- Placed second in the 200 meters with a 22.17 at the NCAA championships, finishing just five hundredths of a second out of first
- Finished third in the 100 meters with a time of 10.88
3. Bailey Hemphill (senior catcher, softball)
- Finished her final game in a Crimson Tide uniform going 2-for-4 at the plate and was responsible for one run and three RBIs
- One of Hemphill's two hits was a two-run home run — the final of her stellar career at Alabama
Weekly Winners of the Spring 2021 Semester:
Dec. 28-Jan. 3: John Petty Jr.
Jan. 4-10: Herb Jones
Jan. 11-17: DeVonta Smith
Jan. 18-24: Josh Primo
Jan. 25-31: Jaden Shackelford
Feb. 1-7: Jaden Shackelford
Feb. 8-14: Jasmine Walker
Feb. 15-21: Owen Diodati
Feb. 22-28: Lexi Kilfoyl
March 1-7: Jahvon Quinerly
March 8-14: Herb Jones
March 15-21: Luisa Blanco
March 22-28: John Petty Jr.
March 29-April 4: Luisa Blanco/Makarri Doggette
April 5-11: Zane Denton
April 12-18: Owen Diodati
April 19-25: Krystal Goodman
April 26-May 2: Montana Fouts
May 3-9: Kaylee Tow
May 10-16: Montana Fouts
May 17-23: Lexi Kilfoyl
May 24-30: K.B. Sides
May 31-June 6: Montana Fouts
June 7-13: Robert Dunning
Weekly Winners of the Fall 2020 Semester:
Sept. 14-20: Riley Mattingly
Sept. 21-27: Jaylen Waddle
Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Mac Jones
Oct. 5-11: Najee Harris
Oct. 12-18: DeVonta Smith
Oct. 19-25: Jaylen Waddle
Oct. 26-Nov. 1: DeVonta Smith
Nov. 2-8: Felicia Knox
Nov. 9-15: Kennedy Muckelroy
Nov. 16-22: DeVonta Smith
Nov. 23-29: Ariyah Copeland
Nov. 30-Dec. 6: DeVonta Smith
Dec. 7-Dec. 13: Brian Robinson Jr.
Dec. 14-20: Najee Harris
Dec. 21-27: Jaden Shackelford