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Jovaine Atkinson

Class: R-Junior Position: Hurdles Height: 6-0 Previous School: Kingston College Hometown: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
60 - 6.79 (Indoor)
200 - 22.50 (Indoor)
60H - 7.64 (Indoor School Record)
110H - 13.77 (School Record)

NCAA Division I All-America Honors (1)
2018 Indoor 60 Hurdles - 4th

Big South Individual Titles (4)
2017 Indoor 60 Hurdles
2017 Outdoor 110 Hurdles
2018 Indoor 60
2018 Indoor 60 Hurdles

All-Big South Honors (4)
2017 Indoor 60 Hurdles - 1st
2017 Outdoor 110 Hurdles - 1st
2018 Indoor 60 - 1st
2018 Indoor 60 Hurdles - 1st

2018 Outdoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Returned from injury to advance to the 110 hurdles quarterfinals at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet or the second straight year
• Lowered the Liberty 110 hurdles record to 13.77 while finishing sixth in the Texas Relays final
• Earned two silver medals (110 hurdles, 4 x 100 relay) at the FISU America Games in Brazil
• Google Cloud Academic All-District Team selection
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• VaSID Academic All-State Team member
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Earned first team All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the NCAA men's 60 hurdles final after clocking a Liberty and Big South-record time of 7.64 in the prelims
• Voted Big South Men's Outstanding Track Performer after becoming the first male in meet history to sweep the 60 dash (personal-best 6.79, No. 2 in program history) and 60 hurdles (meet-record 7.71) titles
• Undefeated in the 60 hurdles until the NCAA meet, placing first at the Keydet Invitational, Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational, Liberty Elite Invitational and Big South Championship
• Improved the Liberty 60 hurdles record to 7.75 in the Keydet Invitational prelims, 7.73 in the Big South prelims, 7.71 in the Big South final and 7.64 in the NCAA prelims
• Named Big South Men's Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 24
• Big South Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• Big South All-Academic Team member

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• Liberty's first Big South men's 110 hurdles champion since 2004
• Advanced to the 110 hurdles quarterfinals at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet
• The Liberty men's 110 hurdles record had stood at 14.20 since 1998 before Atkinson broke it three times
• Atkinson ran a wind-aided 14.12 at the VertKlasse Meeting, 14.01 at the Gamecock Invitational and 13.93 in the first round of the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet
• Placed ninth in the Penn Relays men's 110 hurdles final
• Anchored the Flames to the second-fastest shuttle hurdles relay time (58.98) in program history, at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• Big South men's 60 hurdles champion
• Placed sixth in the IC4A 60 hurdles final
• Named Big South Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 25, following a record-breaking season debut at the Liberty Kickoff
• The Liberty men's 60 hurdles record had stood at 8.08 since Feb. 21, 1999 before Atkinson clocked 8.07 in the Liberty Kickoff prelims and 7.94 in the final
• Led off for the Flames' shuttle hurdles relay team which clocked a school-record time of 32.88 at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational

2016 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any meets for Liberty and was redshirted

2015-16 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Competed in only one meet due to injury
• Placed fourth in the 60 hurdles at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup in a Liberty freshman-record time of 8.25. The effort was the fastest time by a Big South hurdler in 2016.

Prep
• Graduated from Kingston College
• Clocked a 110 hurdles time of 13.85
• Placed fifth in the 110 hurdles at the 2014 ISSA Grace Kennedy National High School Boys and Girls Championships

Personal
• Son of Dennis Atkinson and Winsome Hall-Dailey
• Birthday is Dec. 6
• Majoring in aeronautics