Pate makes world championship team

University of Alabama All-American long jumper Miguel Pate traveled to Eugene, Oregon over the weekend to compete in the 2001 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships and returned as a member of the U.S. World Championship Team.

Pate placed second in the long jump with a mark of 27'04.00". As a result of his finish, Pate was placed on the U.S. World Championship Team, will compete in the World University Games in Beijing, China and is also eligible to participate in the 2001 Goodwill Games.

"I'm overwhelmed, making my first World Championship team," said Pate. "I came here with that goal in mind and now I hope to represent the U.S. well."

Fellow Crimson Tide teammate, All-American and 2001 110m hurdle National Champion, Ron Bramlett competed in the 110m hurdles and placed eighth. He was, however, the top collegian in the event so he will also participate in the 2001 World University Games.

Former Alabama All-American and the 2000 NCAA 3000m Steeplechase National Champion Tim Broe also participated in the meet in the 3000m Steeplechase.

Broe was leading the event up through the final hurdle, but tripped on his final jump and finished third. He did qualify for the U.S. World Championship Team with his third place finish.

The 8th Annual IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) World Championships will be held in Edmonton, Canada from August 3-August 12, 2001. The 2001 Goodwill Games will be held in Brisbane, Australia, August 29-September 9.

John Hayden

Assistant Director of Media Relations

University of Alabama

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