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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Akeisha Ayanniyi

Class

Sr.

Hometown

Santa Fe, N.M.

Previous School

Santa Fe HS

2019-20
Did not compete.

2018-19
2019 Indoors:
Competed in five meets during the season… set a season-best time of 7.86 seconds at the UNM team Invitational on Jan. 26 … had a season-best long jump distance of 16-7.75 at the MLK Invitational on Jan. 18.
2019 Outdoors: 
Competed in six meets with two top-three finishes and four in the top five … finished 11th in the long jump with a mark of 17-4.25 (5.29m) at the Titan Team Challenge … finished third in the 100-meter dash at the Don Kirby with 12.52 … placed fifth in the 200-meter dash at the Don Kirby with 26.74 … finished third in the long jump at the Don Kirby with a season best mark of 17-11 (5.46m) … ran 12.37 in the 100-meter dash at the Bryan Clay Invitational … recorded a mark of 17-9 (5.41m) in the long jump at the Bryan Clay Invitational … ran 12.63 in the 100-meter dash at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational … finished fifth in the long jump at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a mark of 17-8.25 (5.39m) … posted a result of 17-2 (5.23m) in the long jump at the Masked Rider Open) … recorded a mark of 17-0.50 (5.19m) in the long jump at the MW Championships.

2017-18
2018 Indoors: Did not compete.
2018 Outdoors: Saw action in three meets… opened her season with the UTEP Springtime Invitational placing seventh in the long jump with a mark of 16-5 ¾ (5.02m)… competed in both the 100 (12.51*) and 200 (26.96*) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open in the 100 (12.51*).

2016-17
2017 Indoors
: Competed at five meets … made her debut at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, jumping 17-11 3/4 (5.48m) in the long jump to place 12th … competed in the 60- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump at the New Mexico Team Invitational, placing fourth in the 60 with a time of 7.63* and seventh in the 200 with a time of 25.83* … placed seventh in the long jump at the New Mexico Classic, leaping 18-10 (5.74m) … increased her season best in the LJ to 19-1 1/4 (5.82m) at the Don Kirby Invitational … took ninth in the long jump at the Mountain West Championships, leaping 18-10 1/2 (8.75m)
2017 Outdoors: Saw action at three meets before tearing her Achilles in mid April … opened her season with a pair of second-place finishes at the Don Kirby Tailwind, running 12.51* in the 100 and jumping 19-2 (5.84m) in the long jump … leaped 18-5 1/2 (5.63m) in the LJ at he Sun Angel Classic … tore her Achiiles at the Bryan Clay Invitational, ending her freshman campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL
2016 graduate of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, N.M. … broke the New Mexico 6A state record during her senior year, leaping 19-9 1/4 … Won the long jump at the New Mexico State Championships in 2014 (18-2 1/2), 2015 (19-8 1/2) and 2016 (19-9 1/4) … also captured three straight runner-up finishes in the 100-meter dash in 2014 (12.32), 2015 (12.39) and 2016 (12.30) … added another second-place finish in the 200 at the 2015 State Championships and third place in the 200 at the 2014 and 2016 State Championships.

PERSONAL
Born May 13 to Jennifer Nelson and Akeem Ayanniyi … lists running as her hobby … names Usain Bolt at her favorite athlete, strawberries as her favorite food and Me Before You as her favorite movie.

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol