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Alaba Akintola named C-USA Athlete of the Week

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Conference USA announced on Tuesday its first Track and Field Athletes of the Week for the indoor season, including Middle Tennessee's Alaba Akintola, who was named Male Track Athlete of the Week.

Akintola's ran in both the 60-meter and 200-meter to start the season at Vanderbilt in the Commodore Challenge. He took first place in both events and set a new personal-best time in the 60 meters.

The senior from Ondo, Nigeria earned a time of 6.59 seconds in the 60-meter, which is a top-five time in the nation and first in C-USA.