Orange and Blue will compete against six other teams
2013 Track and Field Outdoor: Opened the outdoor season at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge where he posted his best 100m mark of the season with a time of 10.94 for an 11th place finish...Recorded a third place finish in the 200m at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet with a mark of 21.7, his fastest 200m time of the season... Placed sixth in the 200m at the Lee Calhoun Memorial with a mark of 22.09.
Indoor:Recorded his fastest 60m dash time of the season with a mark of 7.08 in the preliminary rounds of both the EIU Special and the Meyo Invite... Posted a fourth place finish in the 200m at the IU Relays with a time of 22.81... Also finished in fourth place in the 200m at the EIU Special with a mark of 22.76, his second-best time of the season.
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.
High School 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.
Personal 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 Outdoor 100m: 10.70 - Big Ten Championship (5/12/12) 200m: 21.53 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)