Akwia Tilton
Akwia Tilton
Year: So.
Hometown: Southfield, Mich.
High School: Roeper School
Events: Jumps

All-conference runner and jumper who gained immediate big-meet experience … Expected to continue to improve and challenge for top results in multiple events.

2017 Outdoor: Provided an immediate scoring presence in her first season … All-NCAC performer in the 200 meters, placing second at 25.64 at the NCAC Championships (May 6) … Just missed all-conference honors in the 100 meters with a fourth-place time of 12.72 in the championship heat … Contributed to fourth-place 4x100 and 4x400 teams at conference meet, that turned in season-best times of 50.49 and 4:07.99, respectively … Scored in the long jump (17 feet, 10.75 inches) at the conference meet with a sixth-place finish … Clocked in season-best 25.60 in the 200 at the Great Lakes NCAA Final Qualifying meet (May 18) … Missed out on scoring at the All-Ohio Championships by .5 inches in the long jump, reaching 16 feet, 10 inches for ninth-place … Totaled three first-place individual finishes … Went season-best 12.72 to win the 100 at the Kenyon Spring Invite (April 22) … Finished the Kenyon Invite with three blue ribbons, adding a winning leap of 16 feet, 9.75 inches in the long jump and a first-place clip of 26.35 in the 200, and went on to earn NCAC Athlete-of-the-Week honor … Tallied a fourth-place finish in the long jump (16 feet, 5 inches) at the Bob Kahn Invite (April 8) … Went 16 feet, 0.5 inches in first collegiate outdoor long jump event for third-place at Wooster Invitational (April 1).

2017 Indoor: Competed at NCAC Championships after missing majority of season due to basketball … Leaped 17 feet, 8 inches in the long jump at first collegiate meet as part of an all-conference second-place showing at NCAC Championships (March 4).

2016-17 Women’s Basketball: Played in all but one game, and made six starts as a first-year … Ranked second on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game, and averaged 4.6 points per game … Dropped in season-high 14 points at Kenyon (Feb. 15) … Turned in five games with at least eight rebounds including season-high of nine versus Case Western Reserve (Dec. 3) and against La Roche (Dec. 30).

Prior to Wooster: MHSAA Div. IV State Champion in the long jump as a senior, reaching 17 feet, 6 inches … Four-time all-state participant under Ernie Righetti, highlighted by three event qualifications as a junior … Earned second- and fifth-place finishes respectively in the long jump as a junior and sophomore … Clocked two seventh-place finishes in the 200 at the state meet as a junior and freshman while placing sixth as a sophomore … Made two podium appearances in the 100, turning in eighth-place times at the state meet as a junior and freshman.

Personal: Born April 26, 1997 … Daughter of Milo and Ruth Tilton … Majoring in sociology with a minor in education.