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Akia Armstrong
Akia  Armstrong


Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Roosevelt HS



Rebels Claim Three Top-Eight Finishes Saturday

UNLV track & field saw 13 members set season-bests at the Beach Invitational.


Rebels Compete In Southern California This Weekend

UNLV track & field will participate at the Mt. SAC Relays and Beach Invitational.


Rebels Get A Second-Place Finish By Howard

UNLV track & field claimed two top-three finishes at the Mt. SAC Relays.


Rebels Notch Three Wins At Legends Invitational

UNLV track & field notched 16 top-eight finishes Saturday at UCLA.


Rebels Take Second Twice In Los Angeles

UNLV track & field's Spencer Moore ran the fourth-best 5,000m in the program's all-time performance charts.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt HS in Eastvale, Calif. ... Lettered four years in track & field with the first year (2010) at Centennial HS in Corona, Calif., and the last three at Roosevelt HS ... Competed in the 200m, 400m, relays and long jump ... Helped the Mustangs to three straight (2011-13) Big VIII League championships ... Ran a time of 24.75 in the 200m and 57.51 in the 400m at the 2013 Big VIII League prelims ... Served as a team captain in 2012 and '13 ... Broke the Roosevelt HS record in the long jump (19-5.5) and 200m (24.42) ... Individually, earned the top newcomer award in 2011, the Mustang Award in 2012 and was selected the most valuable sprinter in 2013 ... Earned scholar-athlete honors all four years.

Personal: Akia Shah Armstrong was born on Nov. 11, 1994, in New Orleans, La. ... The daughter of Glen Whitley and Alicia ... Has one younger sister Alia ... Mother, Alicia, was a hurdler at Mississippi State (1992-94) ... Majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish.

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