Eka Jose, Washington University - Women’s Track and Field
The freshman jumper from Kansas City won a couple of individual events to start the season.
Jose finished first in the long jump at Washington U.’s spring opening meet with a jump of 17 feet 1 ¼ inches. She followed up by winning the triple jump at the Washington University Invitational with an effort of 37 feet 3 inches.
Jose was an All-University Athletic Association performer in the long jump after finishing third in the league indoor meet in February. She was a two-time All-State performer in high school at Liberty North and a state champion in the long jump.
Akintunde Akinyemi, Lindenwood University - Men’s Track and Field
The standout senior won the high jump at the John Creer Invitational at Lindenwood last weekend.
Akinyemi has been one of the most consistent high jumpers in the Midwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) throughout his career. As a junior, he finished third at the MIAA Indoor meet and the MIAA Outdoor meet to qualify for the NCAA Division II championships.
As a sophomore, Akinyemi was third in the MIAA Indoor meet and fourth and the MIAA Outdoor meet.