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Akia Armstrong
Akia  Armstrong

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Roosevelt HS

Event:
Sprints/Jumps


04/25/2015

Rebels Claim 18 Top-Eight Finishes At Bulldog Invite

UNLV track & field got a win by Cortney Miller in the hammer at the one-day meet in Clovis, Calif.

04/19/2015

Rebels Claim Three Top-Eight Finishes Saturday

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

04/17/2015

Rebels Compete In Southern California This Weekend

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

04/17/2015

Rebels Get A Second-Place Finish By Howard

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

04/04/2015

Rebels Notch Three Wins At Legends Invitational

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

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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