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Akheem Gauntlett
Akheem Gauntlett

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Roselle, N.J.

High School:
Abraham Clark

Event:
Sprints

2010 Outdoor Season: Named MEAC Athlete of the Week twice (March 26 & April 28) ... Season-bests: 100m (10.50 - Wake Forest Open); 200m (20.95 - IC4A Championships) ... Member of the school-record-breaking 4x100 that ran a 39.76 at the NCAA Eastern Regional ... Also competed at the MEAC Championships, Morgan State Legacy, Penn Relays and NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

2010 Indoor Season: Broke the school record in the 200m by 0.10, with a time of 21.33 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on February 6 ... Season-bests: 60m (6.92 - UMES Coach O Invitational); 400m (50.49 - MEAC Championships) ... Member of the 4x400 relay that ran a 3:15.05 at the Metropolitan Coaches Invitational ... Also competed at the Penn State Nationals, Albany Great Dane Classic and IC4A Championships.

2009 Indoor Season: Ran a 21.80 in the 200 meters at the Penn State Nationals.

2009 Outdoor Season: Broke a school record in the 200 meters with a 20.84 at the MEAC Championships ... Ran a 10.55 in the 100 meters at the MEAC Championships ... Ran a 48.52 in the 400 meters at the Morgan State Legacy ... Member of the 4x100 Relay team who broke the school record with a 40.33 at the MEAC Championships ... Member of the 4x200 Relay team who broke the school record with a 1:24.88 at the Penn Relays ... Member of the 4x400 Relay team who ran a 3:07.83 at the MEAC Championships.

High School/Club: All-conference, all-county, all-state and first team All-American in high school ... Participated in soccer and golf in addition to track and field ... Team was state and conference champions ... Holds high school records in the 100m, 200m and relays ... Member of the Comets Track Club in New Jersey and was a Junior Olympics finalist.

Personal: Born August 26, 1990 ... Son of Kelle Brown and Osbourne Gauntlett ... Has one sister ... Major is Exercise Science ... Nickname is Sonic ... Member of the National Honor Roll in 2004 and 2005 ... Pregame routine including praying and talking to himself before each race ... Personal best sports moment was when he was named New Jersey Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... Best non-athletic achievement was winning a teen arts singing award ... Upon graduation, he plans to become an Olympian and/or open a physical therapy business ... Hobies are singing, dancing and writing poems ... Favorite movies are 300 and Spartans ... Personal athletic goals for the season are to run 10.3 in the 100 and 20.9 in the 200 ... Before graduation he wants to be a national champon and run the 100 and 200 in the high nines and 19, respectively.