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Alex Amankwah
Alex Amankwah

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Los Angeles

Last College:
West Los Angeles College

Event:
Sprints/800/Relays



01/24/2015

School Record by Amankwah in Men's 800; Burchell's Impressive 60 Debut Lead Alabama

Amankwah runs nation's fastest 800 while breaking 11-year-old mark, Burchell dominates in the short sprint as Crimson Tide has a breakout team performance, winning four events.

01/21/2015

Alabama Opens Season with Strength in the Middle Distances

The Tide competes this weekend at the Vanderbilt Invitational hosted by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

01/17/2015

Wins By Farnham-Rose, Barnes Highlight Season Opener For Crimson Tide Track & Field

09/26/2014

Track & Field Team Commemorates 2013-14 Accomplishments

Airola, Stover, Reed and Ives named team captains for 2014-15 season.

06/16/2014

14 Track and Field Athletes Earn All-America Honors

The Crimson Tide's All-American contingent powered the men's team to a 15th place finish and the women to an 18th place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

Junior
2014 Outdoor Season
Clocked a time of 1:51.43 in the 800 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with eighth-place finish (1:48.14) in the quarterfinals of the 800 meters at the NCAA East Region Preliminary ... also ran 1:48.56 in the first round of the 800 meters at the NCAA East Region Preliminary to advance to the quarterfinals ... served on the men's 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:07.26 to finish 13th, one spot from advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay and helped the team to a fifth-place finish at the SEC Championships with a season-best time of 3:07.09 ... also ran the preliminary 800 meters (1:49.66) at the SEC Championships ... set a personal best of 1:47.89 to win the 800 meters at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... also served as the anchor leg on the 4x400 relay team that clocked a winning time of 3:07.61 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... placed 12th in the 800 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 1:51.41 ... ran as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a 3.08.42 to finish sixth at Mt. SAC ... clocked a personal-best time of 47.38 in the 400 meters to finish fifth at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... also served on the winning 4x400 relay team that clocked a 3:08.22 at the Border Clash ... ran the 800 meters in 1:49.37 at the Crimson Tide Invitational to finish third ... also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay that won the event with a time of 3:09.98 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... finished third in the 800 with a time of 1:49.59 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... also ran on the winning 4x400 relay team that clocked a 3:12.32 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a 3:15.32 and finished tenth at the Alabama Relays.

2014 Indoor Season
Ran a 1:51.13 in the 800 meters at the Tyson Invitational, good for seventh place ... recorded a time of 1:51.51 in the 800-meter run at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... anchored the 4x400 meter relay team that finished third at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 3:11.50 ... Also placed seventh at the Auburn Invitational in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.08.

West Los Angeles (Calif.) College (2011-13)
Coached by Dan Fitzpatrick at West Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, Calif. ... was a state champion and junior college all-American in 2013 ... posted personal bests of 1:49.74 in the 800, 3:57.68 in the 1,500 and 48.35 in the 400 ... won the 2013 SoCal 800 meters in 1:50.02 ... part of a 2013 4x400 quartet that ran 3:11.57 to break a 36-year-old school record ... was the national junior college leader in the 800 in 2013 ... was West LA's first individual state junior college champion in more than 20 years.

Prep and Personal
Coached by David Holland at Los Angeles High School in Los Angeles, Calif. ... did not compete in track at LAHS until his junior year, starting competition in April, 2010, and quickly became one of the top sprinters in the city of Los Angeles ... was the 2010 City Champion in the 800 meters and the 2010 Southern League Champion at the same distance ... competed in basketball and track and LAHS ... son of Erick Amankwah and Dorothy Nyarko ... born March 2, 1992, in Ghana.

     
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