Men's track enjoys successful off season

While the collegiate track season has ended, the University of Alabama men's track and field program continues its success in the professional ranks.

Former Crimson Tide national champion Tim Broe, who won the 2000 NCAA Outdoor steeplechase championship, captured the 5k championship at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Broe posted a time of 13:35.23 to capture the championship and will go on to represent the United States at the 2003 World Championships to be held in Paris, France in August.

Another former Tide national champion, Ron Bramlett, hurdled his way to a first place finish in the 110m hurdles this past weekend at the IAAF Grand Prix II meet in Prague in the Czech Republic. While at Alabama, Bramlett won back-to-back national championships in the 110m hurdles during the 2001-02 seasons.

Elsewhere in Crimson Tide track, former NCAA long jump champion Miguel Pate is scheduled for a return to the track in October after injuring his knee in May at the Nike Prefontaine meet in Eugene, Oregon.

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