Saturday, April 9 Albany State will host the 2022 iteration of the Alice Coachman Invatational.
Here is a brief bit of Alice Coachman history via Albany State Athletics :
Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympics in London when she leaped to a record-breaking height of 5 feet, 6 and 1/8 inches in the high jump finals to become the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Coachman was born on November 9, 1923, in Albany, Georgia. By 1946, the same year she enrolled in Albany State College, she was the national champion in the 50- and 100-meter races, 400-meter relay and high jump.
Field events will commence at 10:00 am EST, followed by a “Senior Day” ceremony at 12:45 prior to the field events starting at 1:00 pm.