400m runners shine on Saturday
One Illini sets meet record; two tie
Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet
The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
Orange and Blue will compete against six other teams
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran the third leg of the Big Ten champion 4x100m relay team (39.63) ... Notched a personal-best 100m time of 10.70 in the prelims of the Big Ten championship meet ... Won the 200m title at the Tom Botts Invitational ... Set a career-best in the 200m, with a time of 21.63 in the prelims.
Indoor: Won the 200m at the Illini Open with a time of 23.01 ... Finished in the top 3 in the 60m at the Illini Open with a time of 6.99 ... Competed at four meets total.
Earned All-State track and field honors in the 100m dash and the 200m dash and the 4x200m relay... Holds the school records for the 100m dash (10.84) and the 200m dash (21.83)... Named Most Valuable Player on his track and field team as a junior and senior... Track and field captain as a senior... Competed in the state track and field meet three times... Earned four letters in track and field and three in football.
Transferred from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where he competed on the track and field team... Parents are Michael and Lea Ackerman ... Hobbies include listening to music, hanging out with friends and watching movies ... Majoring in communications.
Ackerman's Personal Bests
100m: 10.70 - Big Ten Championship (5/12/12)
200m: 21.53 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)
60m: 6.99 - Illini Open (1/14/12)
200m: 22.70 - Tyson Invitational (2/10/12)
Updated July 2012