Ramona Burchell earned her way to next month's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., by winning her heat with a time of 11.03 and breaking Pauline Davis' 1986 Alabama record of 11.11
Junior Nia Barnes (women's hammer throw), redshirt freshman Kyle Felpel (men's shot put), sophomore Josh McCullan (men's long jump) and freshman Quanesha Burks (women's long jump) punched their tickets to next month's NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with their performances Thursday
Junior 2014 Outdoor Season 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.