UAB's Elinor Kirk is off to a fast start at the Conference USA Track Championships.
She won the conference title in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 16:35.38 at the C-USA meet, which is being held at the Birmingham Crossplex.
Kirk was second in the event last year.
She has a chance to add to her title total on Saturday when she's scheduled to compete in the mile run championship and the 3,000-meter finals.
UAB had three of the top six finishers in the pentathlon. Shelby Barker was third with 3,652 points, Neal Tisher finished fifth with 3,564 points and Akira McSwain was sixth with 3,507 points.
The C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championships wraps up on Saturday. Events begin at 10 a.m. at the Birmingham Crossplex.