Saniel Atkinson
blank Saniel Atkinson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Marlboro, Md.

High School:
Bishop McNamara

Height:
5-9

Event:
Jumps

2010: Outdoor 2010: Indoor - Scored in both the high jump (T5th - personal-best 5 feet, 8 ¾ inches) and the triple jump (7th - 40-4.75) at her first SEC Championships...cleared a personal-best height of 5-8.50 in the high jump to tie for second at the Virginia Tech Elite...went a personal-best 40-11.50 in the triple jump to take fourth at the Hokie Invitational.

High School: Named a Nike All-American as a junior (second in the high jump and eighth in the pentathlon) and an All-American as a freshman...Earned All-State, All-Metro and All-County first-team honors as a junior and senior...Also named an All-State performer in her freshman and sophomore years...Named ESPN Rise Athlete of the Week...Honored as her school's Female Athlete of the Year...Won the high and triple jumps at the Virginia Tech meet...Was on the winning 4x400-meter relay team and took first in the high jump at the Hispanic Games...Won at the Penn Relays as a junior...Took sixth in the high jump and 16th in the triple jump at the IAAF Junior Nationals as a junior...Also finished first in the high jump at both the Pepsi Cola meet and Hispanic Games as a junior...Took second in the high jump and ninth in the heptathlon at the USATF Junior Olympics as a freshman...Ranked No. 2 nationally in the high jump as a junior after being ranked No. 8 as a freshman...Team won the WCAC championship during her freshman season as she finished first in the high jump at the Coca-Cola Classic...Personal-best marks of 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump, 40-4.25 in the triple jump, 18-4 in the long jump and she has scored 3,951 in the heptathlon and 3,281 in the pentathlon...A team member of the Marlboro Boys & Girls Club Track Team...Member of Frontiers for Justice, the Black Cultural Alliance and was cum laude every year of high school...Named a Miss Maryland USA delegate in 2007-08.

Personal: Born July 2, 1991...Daughter of Sandra and Kenneth Grier and O'Neill and Bettie Atkinson...Majoring in International Relations.

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