AS A SOPHOMORE: Sprinter who began establishing himself as a specialist in the 60 meters ... placed third in the 60 meters (7.16) in his first meet of the season, the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... finished fifth in the 60 meters and sixth in the 200 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational ... picked up a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at the Findlay Open Multi-Event, posting a time of 22.34 ... finished 24th in the 200 meters at the Meyo Invitational, while also running the 60 meters ... placed fifth in the 100 meters at the Dave Rankin Track and Field Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., with a time of 11.18.
AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the indoor season with a second-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational, running the 60m in 7.15 ... finished fourth in the 60 meters in 7.11 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... ran the 60m at the Notre Dame Invitational in 7.09 to finish fourth ... also finished seventh in the 200m with a time of 23.17 ... finished 10th in the 200m in 23.08 at the Indiana Relays and ran a 60-meter preliminary time of 7.18 ... finished 19th in the 60m at the Meyo Invitational, clocking in at 7.05 ... also finished 24th in the 200m ... scored points with a seventh-place finish in the 60m at the BIG EAST Championships, clocking in at 6.99 ... opened the outdoor season with a 12th-place showing in the 100m at the Arizona State Invitational ... ran a time of 10.99 in the 100m at the Ole Miss Invitational to finish 17th ... finished the 100m in 11.10 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... closed out the season by running a 100-meter preliminary time of 10.91 at the BIG EAST Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in track and basketball at Benson High School ... three-time state finalist in the 100 meters ... was the regional champion as a senior ... was a member of the National Honor Society, Senior Senate and Minority Scholar program ... son of Catherine Atkins ... youngest of three children ... cousin Kelyn Block played basketball at Indiana State ... majoring in marketing.
ATKINS' CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|60 Meters (2008 BIG EAST Championship)||6.96|
|200 Meters (2009 Notre Dame Invitational)||22.30|
ATKINS' CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|100 Meters (2009 Ole Miss Invitational)||10.91|
|200 Meters (2009 Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational)||22.76|