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Akia Armstrong
Akia  Armstrong

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Roosevelt HS

Event:
Sprints/Jumps


05/15/2015

Meggs, Austin Qualify For A Pair Of Finals

UNLV track & field sits in ninth place with nine points through three days at Mountain West meet.

05/14/2015

Rebels Sit Sixth Heading Into Day Three Of MW Meet

UNLV track & field's Kylee Vandenberg moved up three spots to finish sixth in the heptathlon.

05/13/2015

Vandenberg Gets Rebels Started In San Diego

UNLV track & field's Kylee Vandenberg sits in ninth place after heptathlon's first day.

05/12/2015

Rebels Travel To San Diego For Conference Meet

UNLV track & field's Kylee Vandenberg gets things started in the heptathlon Wednesday and Thursday.

05/01/2015

Rebels Win Hammer Throw, Long Jump Friday

UNLV track & field register eight top-eight finishes on first day at adidas/Steve Scott Invitational.

Akia Armstrong's Top Performances & Results

2014 Indoors: Participated in five meets, including the Mountain West Indoor Championships ... Participated in five events: 200m, 400m, 4x400m relay, Distance Medley Relay and long jump ... Ran a season-best time of 25.86 in the 200m at the Mountain T's Invitational ... Ran a season-best time of 59.46 in the 400m at the Air Force Invitational ... Ran a season-best time of 3:46.56 in th4 4x400m relay at the Mountain T's Invitational ... Ran a season-best time of 11:45.38 in the DMR at the Husky Classic ... Jumped a season-best distance of 19-0.75 (5.81m) in the long jump (finals) at the MW Indoors.

2014 Outdoors: Participated in eight meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Participated in six events: 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, long jump and triple jump ... Ran a season-best time of 12.54 (w) in the 100m at the Bulldog Invitational ... Ran a season-best time of 25.22 in the 200m at the UNLV Track Classic ... Ran a season-best time of 45.57 (third place) in the 4x100m relay at the MW Outdoors ... Ran a season-best time of 3:53.33 in the 4x400m relay at the Steve Scott Invitational ... Jumped a season-best distance of 19-3.25 (5.87m) in the long jump at the Steve Scott Invitational ... Jumped a season-best distance of triple jump of 35-0.25 (10.67m) at the Steve Scott Invitational.

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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