Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Jereem Richards. Richards won the Men’s 400 Meter World Indoor Championship with a time of 45.00. Richards’ time was a personal best, a Trinidad & Tobago national record, and a WIC meet record. Richard, a 200 meter specialist, focused on the 400 meter this indoor season as a tribute to the late Deon Lendore, his fellow countryman who died in January. Richards dedicated the win to Lendore, whose national record he broke.
Runner-up this week is Davis Riley. Riley finished tied for the lead in regular at the Valspar Championship, ultimately losing on the second playoff hole. The second place finish marked Riley’s best finish in 25 starts on the PGA Tour, and his third round 62 was a career low.
Others of note:
With Filou Oostende facing mathematical elimination in Champions League play, Levi Randolph scored a season-high 35 points to lead the team to a 86-68 win over Unicaja Malaga. The point total is a European high for Randolph.
Krystal Rivers had 16 points on 59% attack efficiency to lead Stuttgart to a straight-set win over Dresden to win the DVV Pokal Cup.
Justin Thomas finished T-3rd at the Valspar Championship, equaling his best finish of the 2021-22 season, and his 5th Top 10 finish of the season.
JaMychal Green had 6 points, 6 rebounds, a steal, and drew a critical charge in the 4th quarter to lead Denver to a comeback road win over Philadelphia.
Retin Obasohan had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals in a game for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Braxton Key had a 24 point, 8 rebound, 5 assists, and 7 steals in a game for Delaware.
Mykal Riley led Les Sables with 24 points in a win.
Herbert Jones had 22 points and 3 steals in a game for New Orleans.
John Petty had 15 points and 7 rebounds in a win for Birmingham.
Galin Smith had a 16 rebound game for Södertälje.
Quanesha Burks finished 5th in the women’s long jump at the World Indoor Championships.
Vanessa Clerveaux reached the semifinals in the womens’ 60 meter hurdles at the World Indoor Championships.