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2011-2012 Men's Track Roster

Solomon Atosona

Class: SO
Position: Jumps
Height: 6-1
Weight: 167 pounds
Previous School: Bolgatanga Secondary School
Hometown: Navrongo, Ghana

Finished fifth in the long jump at the Sun Belt Championships while posting a personal-best jump of 23-8.25 (7.22m) ... Bagged a 10th-place finish in the triple jump at the conference championships, leaping a personal-best 46-4.00 (14.12m) ... Jumped 23-7.25 (7.19m) and placed 25th in the long jump competition at the NCAA Regional ... Notched a season-best third-place finish in the long jump at the MT Christmas Invitational with a jump measuring 23-0.50 (7.02m) ... Totaled six top-10 finishes in the long jump during the indoor campaign ... Logged a time of 23.36 seconds while placing fifth in his first-career 200-meter competition at the MT Christmas Invitational.

Outdoor: Placed fourth in the long jump at the Sun Belt Championships, posting a jump of 23-4.75 (7.13m) ... Won the long jump event at the Coach "O" Invitational while leaping an outdoor-personal best 24-2.50 (7.38m) ... Notched a pair of runner-up finishes in the long jump at the Rhodes Open Meet and Boston Moon Classic with equivalent leaps of 23-4.50 (7.12m) ... Recorded a season-best jump of 47-1.50 (14.36m) in the triple jump while finishing fifth at the Black and Gold Meet.

Took ninth in both the long and triple jump with respective jumps of 22-1.75 (6.75m) and 48-4 (14.73m) at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships ... Leaped a season-best mark of 23-6.75 (7.18m) at the Boston-Moon Classic in a fifth-place effort ... Placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 46-1.5 (14.06m) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Came in fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 46-2 (14.07m).

High School: Competed in track & field at Bolgatanga SS on the inter-scholastic, regional and national level in his native Ghana.

Personal: Solomon Atosona ... Born September 8, 1989 ... Son of Andrew and Henrietta ... Has two brothers (Donald and Abraham) ... Majoring in finance.