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Ty Akins
Ty Akins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bainbridge, Ga.

High School:
Bainbridge

Height:
5-11

Event:
Hurdles

2007 NCAA Champion (110m hurdles)
2007 Outdoor All-American (110m hurdles)
2007 SEC Outdoor Champion (110m hurdles)
2007 NCAA Indoor Qualifier (60m hurdles)
2006 NCAA Indoor Qualifier (60m hurdles)
2006 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (110m hurdles)
2005 NCAA Indoor All-American (4x400m Relay)

2007 Outdoor: Became Auburn's first NCAA high hurdles champion since 1927, breaking his own school record with a time of 13.42 in the final ... First set the school record in the 110m hurdles at the Mideast Regional Championships, racing to a time of 13.51 ... SEC Champion in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.62 into a slight headwind ... Also had a time of 13.62 in the prelims at the SEC meet ... Regionally qualified for the first time in the 110m hurdles at the Springtime Invitational, placing first among collegians and second overall with a time of 14.04 seconds ... Improved to 13.96 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational while placing third overall but first among collegians ... Improved to 13.72 while finishing second to teammate Shamar Sands at the Tiger Track Classic ... Posted a wind-aided time of 13.55 in the prelims at the Auburn Invitational ... Clocked a wind-legal time of 13.64 in the finals at the Auburn Invite ... Posted the second-best prelim mark at the Penn Relays of 13.81 before a disputed false start disqualified him in the finals ... Ran the anchor leg for the 4x100m relay team that regionally qualified at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 40.36.

2007 Indoor:Qualified for the NCAA Championships, but did not make the finals in the 60-meter hurdles after posting a time of 7.89 in prelims ... Finished second at the SEC Championships with a time of 7.68, which moved him into second place in school history in the 60m hurdles ... Finished fifth at the Tyson Invitational in a time of 7.83 ... Broke the tape at the Indiana Relays in a time of 7.80 ... Qualified for the finals in the 55m hurdles at the Diet Pepsi Invitational in a national-best 7.33 seconds, but finished ninth in a time of 7.47 ... Opened the season with a second-place finish at the Clemson Invitational in a time of 8.02.

2006 Outdoor: Reached the semifinal round of the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Championships, posting a time of 13.91 but missed out on the finals ... Ran a wind-aided time of 13.64 at the NCAA Mideast Regionals before placing fifth in the finals in 13.97 ... Played sixth at the SEC Championships with a mark of 13.89, and helped the 4x100m Relay team finish seventh (41.23) ... Won the 110m hurdles at the Auburn Invitational (13.77) and the Springtime Invitational (14:02) ... Third at the Texas Relays with a career-best time of 13.76 seconds ... Also finished third at the Sun Angel Classic (14.02).

2006 Indoor: Competed in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Championships, placing 10th in the prelims with a personal-best time of 7.83 seconds, which is the second-best mark in Auburn history ... Finished second in thd 55m hurdles at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of :7.25 in the finals ... Also ran on the 4x400m relay team at the SEC meet that placed eighth in 3:15.18 ... Was third in the hurdles at both the Pepsi Invitational (7.42 - 55m) and the Clemson Invite (8.01 - 60m).

2005 Outdoor: Earned a silver medal in the 110m hurdles at the Pan-American Junior Championships ... Also placed second at the USA Junior Championships ... Part of Auburn's 4x400m relay team that competed at the NCAA Championships ... Also part of the relay team that had the eighth best time in Auburn history, posting a 3:03.58 at the Mideast Regional ... Also ran in the 110m hurdles at the Mideast Regional ... At the SEC Championships, competed in the 110m hurdles and the 4x400m relay ... Season-best time in the 110m hurdles was a 14.08 at SECs ... Had a 14.09 at the Yellow Jacket Invite and the Penn Relays ... Part of the sprint medley relay team that finished second at both the Texas and Penn Relays, posting the second-best time in school history (3:13.50) at Texas .. Also ran the 400m hurles at the Sun Angel Classic and Spec Towns Meet.

2005 Indoor: Earned All-American honors as part of the 4x400m relay team that finished eighth at the NCAA Indoor championships in 3:07.03 ... Placed seventh in the 60m hurdles and part of the fifth-place 4x400m relay team at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Part of the 4x400m relay team that posted the third fastest time in school history at the Iowa State Classic (3:06.51) ... Second in the 60m hurdles at the Wildcat Invite and third at the Clemson Invite.

High School: Attended Bainbridge HS and trained under coach Larry Clark ... Won two state championships in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles ... High school teammate of current Auburn freshman Tavaris Washington.

Personal: Born on January 6, 1986 ... Son of Phyllis Freeman ... Majoring in sports management.

Personal Bests: 60m hurdles - 7.68; 110m hurdles - 14.08; 400m hurdles - 53.79

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