​Two track and field athletes receive weekly honors

Track and field athletes Remona Burchell and Alex Amankwah received weekly honors after their performances at the Florida Relays.

Senior sprinter Remona Burchell was named Women’s National Athlete of the Week for NCAA Division I by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after opening her 2015 outdoor season by running the 100 meters in 11.04 seconds while running into a strong headwind in the relays. Her performance is the second-fastest wind-legal time in Alabama history.

Amankwah was named the Southeastern Conference’s Men’s Runner of the Week for the second time in 2015, earning the honor after winning the men’s 800 meters on Friday. He ran a personal-best time of 1 minute, 45.91 seconds, setting a new meet record. The time also marked the third-fastest 800-meter race in Alabama history and ranks as the fastest time in the NCAA and ninth fastest in the world so far in 2015.

Compiled by Kayla Montgomery

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