Trinidad & Tobago’s Ruebin Walters continues his impressive start to the season when he won the men’s 60-meter hurdles in 7.70 seconds on day 1 of the Bob Pollock Invitational earlier today.
This is the third win in successive weeks for the for the Diego Martin native after crossing the line first at the Vanderbilt Invitational in a personal best 7.63 and at the UAB Blazer Invitational (7.76).
Yesterday’s winning mark was the fourth-fastest time in school history and the other two also cracks the top 10. The junior now owns 3 of the top 5 and 5 of the 10-fastest times ever run in the event at Alabama.
— Alabama Track&Field (@AlabamaTrack) January 26, 2018
Walters is coming off a strong first season for the Crimson Tide where he was First Team All-American in the 110-meter hurdles and 60m hurdles.
He won silver in the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships, 4th at the SEC Outdoor Championships and was a finalist in the 60m hurdles at the Indoor National Championships and SEC Indoor Championships.
His 13.39 in the 110m hurdles clocked at the NCAA preliminaries is the Roll Tide’s new school record-holder.
Walters transferred from Central Arizona Collegiate to Alabama at the end of 2016 after a stellar two years at the NJCAA level, where he won the National indoor title in the 60m hurdles and a silver medal in the 110m hurdles at the NJCAA Outdoor National Championships.