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Madelieine

Akobundu

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Hurdles/Jumps
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lanham, Md.
High School: Duval

Bio

Enters her senior year as a multiple NCAA championship qualifier and Mid-Eastern Athletic Champion in individual events … Has helped the Aggies in jump and hurdle events … Has helped the Aggies become a top-10 team nationally … On several occasions has ranked No. 1 nationally in the 100-meter hurdles … Has participated in 104 races in indoor and outdoor events combined … In her career, she has won 15 events, posted 45 top-5 finishes and has a total of four MEAC individual championships (indoor and outdoor combined) … Has helped the Aggies win three straight MEAC indoor track and field championships and two out of the last three MEAC outdoor championships … Has qualified for three NCAA Division I East Preliminary Rounds, one NCAA outdoor championship and one NCAA indoor championship in her career … Owns the school record in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet, 8 ½-inches on April 28, 2017 at the UF Tom Jones Memorial hosted by the University of Florida.

 

2019 Outdoor: Competed in seven meets and 14 events … Qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in and the NCAA nationals in the 100-meter hurdles … Qualified for nationals by running a 12.97 in the first round and a 13.17 in the quarterfinals … Earned honorable mention All-American honors by finishing 17th nationally in the 100mh with a time of 13.20 … Won the long jump and the 100mh at the MEAC championships held at N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track … Jumped 20-feet, 4 ½-inches to win the long jump while posting a personal-best 12.81 in the 100mh to take gold … At the time (May 2) it was the second-fastest time in the nation in the 100mh … Won the 100mh at the Aggie Invitational on April 13 with a time of 13.26.

 

2019 Indoor: Competed in six meets and 14 events … Qualified for the NCAA nationals for the first time in her career … Qualified in the 60mh where she finished ninth in the preliminary with a personal-best time of 8.04 which was one place shy of qualifying for the final … Earned second-team All-American honors in the event … Finished second in the 60mh at the MEAC indoor championships held at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. … Second-place finished helped her earn second-team all-conference honors in the event … Opened the indoor season by winning the 60mh (8.16) and the long jump (20-feet, 4 ¾-inches) at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Jan. 12 … Followed that performance a week later at Virginia Tech with a first-place finish in the 60mh at the Hokie Invitational (8.16).

2018 Outdoor: Competed in seven meets and 20 events as a sophomore … Qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in the 100mh … Placed 25th in the first round with a time of 13.35 in the 100mh … Placed second at the MEAC outdoor championships at N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track in the 100mh with a time of 13.13 … Also placed second in the long jump at the MEAC outdoors with a leap of 20-feet, 1 ½-inches … Both placements earned her second-team all-conference in each event … Won the long jump at the Aggie Invitational with a leap of 19-feet, 7 ½-inches.

 

2018 Indoor: Competed in eight meets and 23 events … Closed out the season by winning the 60mh at the JDL Last Chance Invitational with a time of 8.22 … Finished second in the long jump (19-feet, 9-inches) and the 60mh (8.30) at the MEAC indoor championships held at Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md…Won the long jump at the Camel City Invitational at 19-feet, 4-inches on Feb. 3 … Opened the season by winning the 60mh at the JDL College Kick-off Classic on Dec. 2, 2017 with a time of 8.35.

 

2017 Outdoor: Competed in seven meets and 16 events … Qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round as a freshman … Qualified in the long jump where she leaped 20-feet, 4 ½-inches to place 16th in the first round … Won a MEAC individual title as a freshman by winning the long jump with a jump of 19-feet, 10 ¾-inches at the MEAC outdoor championships hosted by N.C. A&T at Irwin Belk Track … Won her first-ever outdoor event as a collegiate by winning the long jump at the Aggie Invitational with a jump of 19-feet, 10 ¾-inches on April 15.

 

2017 Indoor: Competed in seven meets and 18 events as a freshman … Won a MEAC indoor individual championship as a freshman by claiming gold in the long jump at 19-feet, 5 ¼-inches at Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Center in Landover, Md…Placed second at the MEAC indoor in the 60mh (8.40) to claim second-team All-MEAC honors … Won her first career event on Dec. 4, 2016 when she claimed the long jump title at the UNCG Early Bird Duals as she leaped 19-feet, 3 ½-inches.

 

High School: Attended Duval High School … Ran the 4x100 meter relay, the 4x400 relay, the 100mh and the 100, 200 and 400 meters as a prep standout … Won the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 4A state championship as a senior in the 100mh with a personal record time of 13.96 … Won the state title in the long jump as a senior as she jumped 20-feet, 4-inches … Jumped a personal-record 20-feet, 6 ½-inches at the 2016 Prince George’s County Championship … Placed seventh in the long jump (19-feet, 6 ¼-inches) at the 2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals hosted by N.C. A&T.

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