Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Morolake Akinosun
Morolake Akinosun

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Waubonsie Valley HS

Height:
5-4

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
05/17/1994

I/0 Eligibility:
FR/FR

06/11/2013

Akinosun, Hartville Selected as Newcomers of the Year

All-American Sprinter and National Champion Gymnast Earn DIA Honor

06/11/2013

Illinois Newcomer of the Year Awards go to Akinosun, Hartville

All-American Sprinter and National Champion Gymnast Earn DIA Honor

04/29/2013

Paul, Weinstein Receive Top Honor at Scholar-Athlete Reception

Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor

01/25/2013

Illini Classic 1/19/13

Photos from the Illini Classic at the UI Armory

01/15/2013

Illini Open

Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013

AT ILLINOIS

USA Junior Champion (100m)
Two-time Big Ten Champion (60m - 2013, 4x400m - 2013)
Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year
2013 Illinois Female Newcomer of the Year

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Won a gold medal at the USA Junior Championships, placing first in the 100m (11.64) ... Became a two-time All-American, making the finals of the 100m and was on the school record breaking 4x400m relay team which finished fifth (3:29.28) ... Placed runner-up in the 100m and 4x100m relay team at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Clocked the second-fastest 100m time in school history (11.29) at the Texas Relays ... Ran on three relay teams that won Drake Relays titles (4100, 4x400 and Sprint Medley), helping the Illini win the first annual HyVee Cup ... Was named Illinois' Female Top Newcomer of the Year.

Indoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 60m/200m ... Part of Big Ten Championship team, first time since 1996 season ... Two-time Big Ten champion (60m, 4x400m) ... Part of the Big Ten and school record 4x400m relay team which crossed the finish line in a time of 3:330.30 ... Named Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year ... Set the third fastest 200m time in school history (23.47) and the fourth best 60m time in the Illini record books (7.32).

High School
Received All-State, All-Conference, and All-State honors from 2009-2012 ... 2012 100m Illinois state champion ... 100m Illinois state record holder ... 2011 AAU Junior Olympic 100m and 200m champion ... 200m national record holder (23.49) ... Part of 4x100 national record holding relay ... Earned four varsity letters in track and field ... Earned AP Scholar honors.

Personal
Born May 17, 1994 ... Daughter of Olawale and Foluke Akinosun ... Has two siblings, Moriyike and Anjola ... Enjoys reading and cooking ... Her favorite athlete is LeBron James ... The most influential person in her athletic career is her coach, Tom Boatright ... Majoring in general engineering.

Akinosun's Personal Bests
Outdoor
100m: 11.299 - Texas Relays (3/30/13)
200m: 23.26 - Sun Angel Classic (4/6/13)

Indoor
60m: 7.32 - Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)
200m: 23.47 - Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)

Updated June 2013

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