Track And Field Opens Season With Blue & Gold Invitational

The meet gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday at Loftus Sports Center.


Three Sprinters Qualify For 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Kaila Barber and Megan Yanik both qualify in the 400m hurdles


Grady, Rydberg Qualify For NCAA Outdoor Championships In 10,000m

Eight student-athletes advance to quarterfinals in their respective events.


Irish Head To Jacksonville For NCAA East Prelims

The three-day event begins on Thursday.


Irish Blue And Gold Scattered Throughout NCAA East Prelims

Fifteen women and 14 men set to participate in Jacksonville.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in eight indoor and outdoor track & field meets for the Irish ... ran at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 100m dash (22nd) ... finished fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 100m dash (10.39) and the 4x100m relay (40.69) ... was a fifth-place finisher at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 60m dash (6.88) and a sixth-place finisher in the 200m dash (21.79) ... placed eighth in the 60m (6.87) at the Meyo Invitational ... earned a monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Played both running back and defensive back for Granada High School in Livermore, Calif. ... carried 30 times for 218 rushing yards and three TDs in 2010 - including 73-yard touchdown run vs. Sierra ... also made 20 tackles on defense and broke up 11 passes ... second-team all-East Bay Athletic League as defensive back in 2010 ... helped team to 8-5 record after loss to power De La Salle in California high school North Coast Section Division I playoff semifinal as Matadors reached playoffs for first time since 2005 ... made 38 tackles and broke up 15 passes as honorable mention all-East Bay Athletic League defensive back as junior in 2009 ... selected for Team USA vs. The World all-star game Feb. 2 in Austin, Texas ... father is former all-pro Oakland Raider defensive back George Atkinson Jr. who played professionally with Raiders from 1968-77, helped Oakland to Super Bowl XI title and now is part of Raider radio broadcast team ... twin brother, George, also plays football and competes in track & field from the Irish ... played for coach Tim Silva at Granada High School ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in film, television and theatre.

Josh Atkinson
Josh  Atkinson


Stockton, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11½ / 185



Event Calendar


December 4
4:30 PM
Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
January 16
11:00 AM
Wisconsin Open
Madison, Wis.
January 23
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
January 29
Indiana University Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 30
Indiana University Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 31
10:00 AM
UNO Privateer Invitational
Birmingham, Ala.
February 5
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 6
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

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