AS A SOPHOMORE: Sprinter who began establishing himself as a specialist in the 60 meters … placed third in the 60 meters (7.16) in his first meet of the season, the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … finished fifth in the 60 meters and sixth in the 200 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational … picked up a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at the Findlay Open Multi-Event, posting a time of 22.34 … finished 24th in the 200 meters at the Meyo Invitational, while also running the 60 meters … placed fifth in the 100 meters at the Dave Rankin Track and Field Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., with a time of 11.18.
AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the indoor season with a second-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational, running the 60m in 7.15 … finished fourth in the 60 meters in 7.11 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … ran the 60m at the Notre Dame Invitational in 7.09 to finish fourth … also finished seventh in the 200m with a time of 23.17 … finished 10th in the 200m in 23.08 at the Indiana Relays and ran a 60-meter preliminary time of 7.18 … finished 19th in the 60m at the Meyo Invitational, clocking in at 7.05 … also finished 24th in the 200m … scored points with a seventh-place finish in the 60m at the BIG EAST Championships, clocking in at 6.99 … opened the outdoor season with a 12th-place showing in the 100m at the Arizona State Invitational … ran a time of 10.99 in the 100m at the Ole Miss Invitational to finish 17th … finished the 100m in 11.10 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational … closed out the season by running a 100-meter preliminary time of 10.91 at the BIG EAST Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in track and basketball at Benson High School … three-time state finalist in the 100 meters … was the regional champion as a senior … was a member of the National Honor Society, Senior Senate and Minority Scholar program … son of Catherine Atkins … youngest of three children … cousin Kelyn Block played basketball at Indiana State … majoring in marketing.
ATKINS’ CAREER INDOOR BESTS
ATKINS’ CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|100 Meters (2009 Ole Miss Invitational)||10.91|
|200 Meters (2009 Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational)||22.76|