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2012-2013 Men's Track Roster

Noah Akwu

Class: SR
Position: Sprints
Height: 5-8
Weight: 175 pounds
Previous School: Ochaja Boy's Science School
Hometown: Egume, Nigeria

Indoor: His 6.74 second 60-meter dash at the Kentucky Invitational won the event, and set a personal best … Took third in the 55-meters at the SBC Championships, running a 6.41 second time … Won three of his four 200-meter dashes, including a SBC Championships (21.40).

Outdoor: Qualified third for the SBC Championships 100-meter final with a personal best mark of 10.48 … Won the 200-meter title at the SBC Championships with a 20.80 time, just .09 seconds off his personal best … Competed in the NCAA East Regional for the 200, finishing 27th in 21.11 seconds … Was part of the NCAA qualifying 4x400 relay team (3:07.20 at the NCAA East Regional) which took second in the SBC Championships (3:06.68) ... Member of the 2013 NCAA Semifinals 4x400-meter relays that recorded the seventh best time in program history at 3:06.80 and finished 13th overall … Earned second team All-America honors. < br>

Recorded a personal-best time of 6.39 seconds in the 55 meters while placing third at the MTSU Invitational ... Also notched a runner-up finish in the 200 meters at the MTSU Invitational, clocking a time of 21.66 seconds ... Ran a 49.75 in the preliminaries of the 400 meters at the Sun Belt Championships.

Outdoor: Captured the Sun Belt 200-meter title with a time of 20.74 seconds ... Also took victory in the 200 meters at the Black and Gold Meet where he crossed the finish line in 21.50 seconds ... Ran a personal-best 20.71 seconds while finishing 14th in the 200 meters at the NCAA Regional ... Member of the men's 4x400-meter team which placed 21st in 3:10.21 at the NCAA Regional ... Placed fourth in the 400 meters at the conference championships, clocking a 46.90 ... Finished second at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a 200-meter time of 20.90 seconds ... Registered a time of 47.43 while finishing fourth in the 400-meter showcase event at the Sea Ray Relays ... Notched a time of 2:04.05 in his first-career 800-meter competition at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic.

Became the 85th All-American in the program's history upon placing sixth at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships ... Set a personal-best time of 20.86 seconds at the Championships ... Took Sun Belt Gold in both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes in respective times of 21.01 seconds and 47.53 seconds ... Was also a member of the winning 4x400-meter relay team ... Set a personal-best time of 47.49 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Earned SBC Athlete of the Week for performance at McCravy Memorial ... Won the 200-meter dash at the MT Valentine Invitational in a then-personal-best time of 21.36 seconds ... Took the 400-meter dash in 48.56 seconds at the MT Christmas Invitational.

Outdoor: Named Sun Belt Trackman of the Year upon taking gold in both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes with respective times of 21.16 seconds and 46.61 seconds at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships ... Ran a career-best time of 46.53 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries in a 14th-place effort ... Came in second in the 100-meter dash in 10.55 seconds at the Boston-Moon Classic, while running with the 4x100-meter relay for a second-place finish ... Helped the 4x400-meter relay team clock a 3:11.25 time at the Tiger Track Classic.

High School: Competed in track & field, soccer and volleyball at Ochaja Boy's Science School ... Ran personal-best of 11.20 seconds in the 100 meters, 22.50 seconds in the 200 meters and 53.10 seconds in the 400 meters.

Personal: Noah Akogwu Akwu ... Born September 23, 1990 to Silas Akwu ... Majoring in health and human performance.