Women's Track & Field

Morayo Akande
Morayo Akande
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Robinson, IL
High School: North Central
Position: Jumps

2014 Outdoor: Placed fifth in the high jump at the Ivy Championship … missed most of the season due to injury.

2013-14 Indoor: Named a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection ... placed first in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships with a personal best 5’ 8” in the high jump … Placed first at the Brown University Invitational with a 5 ’7” high jump … Finished second at the URI Invitational with a high jump of 5’ 7” … Recorded six top-3 finishes on the season.

2012-13: Placed sixth in the high jump at the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Championships…Took home first place in high jump at both the Brown and Sam Howell Invitationals…Took second at the USATF New England Indoor Championships…Finished ninth in the high jump at Indoor Heps.

Before Brown: A four-year letterwinner in track & field competing at North Central High School ... Finished eighth in the state in the high jump in 2010, second in 2011 and was the state champion in the high jump with a 5'8" in 2012 ... A school record holder in the high jump, she was an Academic All-Conference selection (2010-2012) and was a MIC Conference Champion (2010-2012).

Personal: Morayo O. Akande is the daughter of Adetunji and Lorraine Akande … She has one sister, Lade, and two brothers, Bide and Michael … An Honor Roll student and member of the National Honor Society at North Central High School … Was a PEERs Mentor and the AP Government President … Also enjoys rollerblading and playing piano … Her concentration is undeclared.  

Personal Records:
High Jump - 5'8"
100h -  15.34
300h - 47.37