Mercy Chelangat Shatters School Record in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational
Mercy Chelangat, one of Alabama's track and field stars, has broken yet another school record. Chelangat traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to compete in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.
Chelangat competed in the 3,000 meters dropping a time of 8:53.16 in the event. She managed to take ten seconds off her previous mark after the race. Chelangat not only broke a school record but broke her own school record for the event.
Chelangat's indoor accolades are definitely something to take note of. In her 2021 indoor season, Chelangat saw a lot of bronze and gold medals come her way. She won the 5,000-meter run at the Carolina Challenge with a facility-record time of 15:52.19, was awarded gold in the 3,000-meter run at the South Carolina Invitational with a school-record time of 9:02.54, and achieved bronze in the 5,000-meter run (15:48.38) and fourth place in the 3,000-meter run (9:03.63) at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
There's no doubt that Chelangat has that drive to keep pushing herself to compete at her best, all while breaking records along the way for the Crimson Tide. After a record breaking race for Chelangat, she will be gearing up for the final show down in College Station for the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The Championships will be held on February, 25th. The best athletes in the Southeast Conference will come together to compete for SEC Titles in their respective events.