Freshman Alyssa Schneider successful in 3,000m on Friday
Fifteen Orange and Blue athletes will travel to Bloomigton
Distance runners continue success in California
Junior collected three runner-up performances
Illini finish third at LSU's Battle on the Bayou
Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirted outdoor season.
Indoor: Competed in two meets for the Fighting Illini ... Finished fifth in the 60m with a time of 7.80 at the Illini Open ... Also ran the 200m at the Illini Open, finishing with a time of 27.13.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 100m and 200m, improving her career-bests in each event ... Set a new personal-best 100m time of 12.23 at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Ran a new career-best 200m time at the John McDonnell Invitational.
Indoor: Participated in the 60m and 200m for the indoor season ... Recorded her highest finish of the season at the Orange and Blue Open, placing fourth in the 60m.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in the 100m and 200m for the outdoor season...Ran her personal-best in the 100m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge with a 12.53...Also ran her best in the 200m that same meet with a 25.79.
Indoor: Ran her personal-best in the 60m with a 7.68 at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Recorded her personal-best 200m time with a 25.98 at the Illini Open ... Placed first at EIU Friday Night Special in the 60m run ... Ran in the Big Ten Championships 60m prelims.
Was an all-conference selection in track from 2007-10 while also earning four varsity letters ... Part of the runner-up 4x200m relay at the 2009 Illinois state meet along with the seventh-place 4x100m relay squad ... Also competed on the 4x100m relay and 4x200m at the 2010 Illinois state meet, placing fifth and seventh, respectively ... High school placed second as a team at the 2009 Illinois state meet.
Full name is Moriyike Akinosun ... Born Mar. 12, 1992 ... Parents are Wale and Foluke Akinosun ... Has two siblings, Morolake and Anjola ... Plans to attend medical school after graduation.
Akinosun's Personal Bests
100m: 12.23 - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/29/12)
200m: 25.46 - John McDonnell Invitational (4/21/12)
60m: 7.68 - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/29/11)
200m: 25.98 - Illini Open (1/15/11)
Updated March 2014