Transferred to Maryland from George Mason University in time to compete in Spring 2014 season...
2012 OUTDOOR TRACK (GMU) - Season-best mark of 6-6.75 came in first meet of year at the Mason Spring Opener... Went unbeaten in the four meets in which he competed... Also won at James Madison (6-5), Colonial Relays (6-2.75) and at VMI-W&L Carnival (6-4.75).
2012 INDOOR TRACK (GMU) - Went indoor-best 6-4.75 in his collegiate debut to finish 8th at the GMU Father Diamond Invitational... Also posted a mark of 6-4.25 to place 5th at Liberty.
CLARKSBURG HS - Lettered in football and track & field ... earned all-state honors in addition to regional and county championships in the high jump ... placed 2nd at state indoor meet as a senior after winning West Region title... won Montgomery County title as a sophomore... recognized as a scholar-athlete... went 6-2 both indoors and outdoors as a senior to posts pre-college bests... also has gone 19-3 in long jump and 40-11.50 in triple jump.
PERSONAL - Son of Gloria and Paul Akyen ... has two younger siblings.