March 25, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The No. 22 Alabama men's track and field team will open up its 2011 outdoor season Saturday by hosting the Alabama Relays at the Sam Bailey Track & Field Stadium.
The Crimson Tide finished the indoor season by placing 22nd at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships. Senior Fred Samoei won the individual national championship in the 800m with a 1:48.33.
Sophomore All-American Kirani James looks to defend his outdoor national title in the 400m after besting the field by clocking a 45.05 last June in Eugene, Ore.
Admission to the Alabama Relays is free to the public. For more information, including live results and photos, visit the event central page on RollTide.com.
Action begins on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m.