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Akeem Hardnett ’04

  • 2000s
Akeem Hardnett ’04

A vintage eagle, Akeem Hardnett ’04 holds the Woodward record for the triple jump at 48 feet 8 inches in track and field. He received the gold medal in triple jump at the Track Coaches of Georgia Invitational in 2003 and was the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics National Triple Jump Champion in 2002 and 2004. Also in 2004, Akeem was nominated as Track Man of the Year by the Atlanta Track Club, won the state title in triple jump, and brought home the national title at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics. After graduating from Woodward, Akeem was awarded a scholarship in track and eld to attend the University of Tennessee. In 2007, he helped Tennessee win the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championship. In 2009, he was a member of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field All-Mideast Region team for triple jump. During his time at UT, Akeem was voted as team captain by his teammates and won the team’s Most Improved Award. He also received The Pritchett Award for “Most Dedicated Athlete,” in addition to being a member of the All-SEC Outdoor Second Team. Akeem was a member of the SEC All-Academic Team and graduated with a degree in journalism and electronic media. He is currently number nine on the University of Tennessee Track and Field All-Time Performance List for triple jump at 51 feet 5 inches. Akeem now works for Delta Air Lines where he manages 140 Atlanta-based ight attendants at Harts eld-Jackson International Airport

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