Sunday, June 02, 2002
University of Alabama All-American hurdler Ron Bramlett successfully defended his 110m hurdle national championship posting a time of 13.49 and junior All-American David Kimani made it back to the No. 1 podium as he claimed the 5k national championship.
After a dropping his first collegiate match in over a year in the semifinals for the 110m hurdles, Bramlett turned it up a notch and claimed his second consecutive national title in the event and his third straight national championship in hurdling events. Bramlett won the 60m hurdles national championship back in March.
After claiming five individual national championships heading into the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Kimani was shutout at last year’s outdoor championship meet as well as this year’s NCAA Indoor Championship meet. However, he retained his national champion status when he ran a time of 13:59.30 which was more than half a second faster than his nearest competitor.
The 20 points won by both competitors combined with the point gained by Alabama’s 400m relay team placed the Crimson Tide 11th overall in the final meet standings. The host school LSU Tigers claimed their first team title since 1990.