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Atkins to Represent Buffalo at NCAA Championships on Wednesday Night

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Buffalo middle-distance runner Leon Atkins will represent the University at Buffalo track & field team as he is slated to compete in the 800m race at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday night at the University of Texas at Austin.

Atkins, who holds the third fastest 800m time in UB School History, is set to blaze history for the Bulls, as the junior will become the first male student-athlete from Buffalo to compete in a track event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Additionally, Atkins will be the first student-athlete to represent Buffalo at the NCAA Championships since former National Champion Jon Jones in 2015.