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
Yanique Malcolm won the women's 800 with a personal-best time of 2:03.28
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
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.
2014 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.