Alex Amankwah
Alex  Amankwah

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Los Angeles

Last College:
West Los Angeles College

Event:
Sprints/800/Relays



06/17/2015

6 Track and Field Students Earn First-Team Outdoor All-America Honors

NCAA long jump champion Quanesha Burks led 18 Tide athletes who earned either first-team, second-team or honorable mention from the USTFCCCA at 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/10/2015

Tide's Men's 4x100 Relay Advances to Final; Gayle Qualifies in 400 on Day 1 of NCAAs

Running together for the first time in competition, the men's 4x100-meter relay of Tony Brown, Steven Gayle, Ahmed Ali and Tadashi Pinder advanced to Friday's final with a 39.23

06/09/2015

Track and Field NCAA Outdoor Championships Preview

The Alabama track and field team traveled 18 athletes (10 men, 8 women), including three relay teams, to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

06/03/2015

26 Track & Field Athletes, 4 Relays, Rank In SEC's Top 10 in 26 Events

Quanesha Burks and Remona Burchell top the SEC rankings with conference-leading performances.

05/30/2015

Track and Field Qualifies 4 Individuals and 3 Relays to NCAA Championships on Day Three of East Regionals

The Crimson Tide qualified 17 - 8 women and 9 men - to the NCAA Championships over the three days of the NCAA East Preliminary

Accolades

  • First Team All-America, indoor 800 meters.
  • Named SEC Men's Runner of the Week following performance at the 2015 Florida Relays.
  • Named SEC Men's Runner of the Week following performance at the 2015 Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational.


Senior
2015 Outdoor Season
Ran 1:45.91 to match his personal best and win the 800 meters at the LSU Invitational … won the 800 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 1:48.35 ... aided in a second-place finish second in the 4X400 with a time of 3:08.47 at the Border Clash ... posted a personal-best 800-meter time of 1:45.91 to win the event at the Florida Relays ... finished seventh in the 1,500 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a time of 3:55.23.

2015 Indoor Season
Finished fifth in the finals of the 800-meters in a time of 1:49.42 after winning his semi-final heat in 800-meters with a time of 1:49.89 at SEC Championships ... finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:48.80 at the Tyson Invitational ... shattered an 11-year old school record with an 800-meter time of 1:46.86, winning the Vanderbilt Invitational.

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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