The Crimson Tide's Alex Amankwah remains the collegiate leader in the men's 800.
Accolades •Second Team All-America, indoor 800 meters (2014) •SEC All-Freshman team, outdoor 800 meters (2014) •Named SEC Men's Freshman Runner of the Week following his performance at the 2014 Rod McCravy Memorial
Ran 1:50.38 to finish eighth at the Tyson Invitational … finished third in the 800 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 1:48.28.
Freshman (2014) Outdoor Season Ran 1:52.45 in the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary ... also served on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished 15th with a time of 3:07.26 at the NCAA East Region Preliminary ... earned SEC All-Freshman honors after clocking a time of 1:49.91 in the 800 meters at the SEC Championships... also ran a strong third leg of the men's 4x400-meter relay to help the team finish fifth with a season-best time of 3:07.09 at the SEC Championships ... finished fourth in the 800 meters at the Jace Lacoste Invitational with a time of 1:50.05 ... placed fifth in the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays after breaking the tape in 1:50.88 ... also ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished sixth with a time of 3:08.42 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... clocked a season-best 1:48.69 in the 800 meters to finish third at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... also ran on the winning 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:08.22 at The Border Clash ... placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.45 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... also served on the winning 4x400-meter relay team (3:09.98) at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... ran on the winning 4x400-meter relay team that the Yellow Jacket Invitational that clocked a time of 3:12.32.
Indoor Season Earned second team All-America honors after placing 14th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.07 ... placed 11th witha time of 1:50.87 in the 800 meters at the SEC Championships ... ran a 1:50.03 in the 800 meters at the Tyson Invitational to place fifth ... qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:48.77 while finishing runner-up in the 800 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... clocked a 1:51.69 in the 800 meters to place fourth at the Auburn Invitational.
Prep and Personal One of the top junior 800-meter runners in Italy and Europe ... has extensive experience competing in international meets ... enters Alabama with a personal best in the 800 meters of 1:47.52 set in July, 2013 ... has a best time of 48.42 in the 400 meters and has run 51.12 in the indoor 400 ... competed as a member of Italy's national team at the 2012 IAAF Junior World Championships in Barcelona, Spain ... was a semi-finalist in the 800 at the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships in Finland ... son of Faouzi Lahbi and Valentina Girardi ... born Jan. 6, 1993, in Treviso, Italy.