Akia Armstrong
Akia Armstrong

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Roosevelt HS

Position:
Sprints/Jumps

05/02/2014

Long Jumpers Pace Rebels In Irvine

UNLV track & field notched six top-eight finishes at the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational Friday.

05/01/2014

Rebels Travel To Irvine For Steve Scott Invite

UNLV track & field heads back to Orange County for a two-day meet hosted by UC Irvine.

04/27/2014

Rebels Win Three Events At Bulldog Invite

UNLV track & field has 39 top-eight finishes, including wins in the 100m hurdles, 4x100m relay and the hammer throw.

04/11/2014

Rebels Led By Long Jumpers At Mondo Challenge

UNLV track & field team had six members place at the Mondo Multi & Mid-Major Challenge Friday.

04/10/2014

Rebels Venture To California's Capital City

UNLV track & field will head to Northern California for the Mondo Multi & Mid-Major Challenge this weekend.

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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