Akins wins honors in world competitions

Published 6:20 am Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bainbridge High School 2003-2004 male senior athlete of the year and Auburn University Tigers All-American hurdler Ty Akins continues to win honors around the world.

A 2009 graduate of Auburn with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, Akins, son of Phyllis and Samuel Freeman and Howard Stephens, recently returned from Europe where he won track honors in several countries.

Akins, who was also an outstanding wide receiver on the Bainbridge High School Bearcats football team, runs for the Doyle Management professional track group based in Atlanta. He finished first in the 110-meter hurdles at meets in Poland, Germany and Spain.

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In Poland his time was 13.47 seconds, in Germany is time was 13.46 seconds and in Spain his time was 13.45 seconds.

He was also second in the 110-meter hurdles in the Czeh Republic and third in the 110-meter hurldles in a meet in the Netherlands.

This Wednesday through Sunday, Akins will be at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Competing in the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

Akins won the Georgia state 60-meter and 110-meter championships his senior year at Bainbridge High School under Coach Larry Clark.

In 2008 at Auburn, he won the Southeastern Conference (SEC ) 60-meter hurdles indoor championship at the University of Arkansas under Coach Ralph Spry.

“Track has allowed me to see a lot of the world that I would not have otherwise been able to see,” the former Bainbridge High School and Auburn University star said. “It’s a great experience.”