Marcelles Atkinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
DeSoto HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 168

Event:
Sprints, Hurdles

Birthdate:
10/11/1988

Experience:
2L

Major:
Accounting

Marcelles Atkinson

2008 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (400m Hurdles)
2009 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay)
2010 Indoor 4x400m Relay WAC Champion (3:15.62)
2010 Indoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2010 Outdoor 4x400m Relay WAC Champion (3:10.78)
2010 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (400m, 4x400m Relay)

Top Marks

Indoors Outdoors
200m - 22,29 (5/1/2010, Natchitoches, La.)
400m 49.27 (2/28/2008, Boise, Idaho) -
800m 2:00.63 (1/15/2010, Houston, Texas) -
60m H 8.76 (1/19/2008, Baton Rouge, La.) -
400m H - 51.67 (5/15/2010, Ruston, La.)

2011:Finished 12th in the 400m at the Arkansas State Invitational (1/22), running 51.31 ... left the team following that meet.

2010: Opened the indoor season by placing ninth in the 800m with a time of 1:59.73 at the Leonard Hamilton Invitational (1/15)... Ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay team at the Texas A&M Invitational (1/16) that set a time of 3:22.57 while finishing 26th in the 400m with a time of 50.49... At the Razorback Invitational (1/22-23), ran 50.21 in the 400m to place 37th while running the second leg of the 4x400m relay "B" team that posted a time of 3:21.61... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:17.85 at the Tyson Invitational (2/12-13)... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/26-27), advanced to the finals of the 400m with a prelim time of 50.05 before finishing seventh overall with a time of 49.64 in the finals while running the third leg of the 4x400m relay that won the WAC title with a time of 3:15.62... Won the 400m hurdles at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20) with a time of 52.54... Advanced to the finals of the 400m hurdles at the LSU Relays (3/26-27) after running 53.93 in the prelims and finished sixth overall after running 54.15 in the finals... Also at the LSU Relays (3/26-27), ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay that finished third with a time of 3:15.40... Ran 54.24 to finish 23rd in the 400m hurdles at the 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/31-4/3)... Ran 53.09 in the 400m hurdles to finish eighth at the Ole Miss Invitational (4/10) while runnign the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:11.01 to place second... Won the 400m hurdles at LSU's Alumni Gold (4/17) meet, running 52.62... Finished 20th in the 400m hurdles at the Drake Relays (4/23-25) with a time of 53.30... At the Northwestern State Invitational (5/1), placed 19th in the 200m with a time of 22.29 and ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished fifth with a time of 3:15.02... Earned two first team all-WAC honors at the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/12-15), finishing third in the 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 51.67 and running the third leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:10.78 to claim the conference championship... Ran 56.03 in the 400m hurdles to finish 42nd in the opening round at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29).

2009: Ran the 800m in 2:02.10 at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (1/16)... At the Razorback Invitational (1/23), ran 49.85 in the 400m... Opened outdoor season at the Dr. Pepper Invitational (3/21), running 55.98 in the 400m hurdles... Ran the 400m hurdles in 55.64 to finish second at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/28)... Placed 10th in the 400m at the LSU Alumni Gold meet (4/18), running 54.44... At the WAC Championships (5/14), ran 52.96 in the prelims of the 400m hurdles to advance to the finals, where he ran 52.15 to finish third... Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (5/29) in the 400m hurdles where he ran 53.89 to place 18th overall.

2008: Named to All-LSWA team for outdoor season 4X400 relay...Finished seventh in the 400m at the indoor WAC championships with a time of 49.65 seconds, his top indoor performance of the season...Finished sixth in the 400m hurdles at the WAC outdoor championships with a time of 55.98 seconds...Top outdoor performance of the season in the 400m was a time of 49.93 at the University of Louisiana-Monroe Twilight Meet...Top outdoor performance of the season in the 400m hurdles was a run of 53.69 at the Snowbird Invitational.

High School: Lettered four years under Mark Brady for the DeSoto High School Eagles... earned All-America honors in high school for his efforts in the hurdles... made Dallas Morning News Top Runners to Watch in 2005 as well as a Sports Illustrated appearance in 2004... was a three event regional qualifier in 2005... was a state qualifier in the 4x400M relay in 2005... ran the fourth fastest time in the nation and fastest time in 5A in the 300M-hurdles in 2007... was selected to run for Team USA in Puerto Rico in 2007... anchored the second fastest 4x400M in the national in 2007... selected to run in the 2007 Reebok Classic in New York... was team captain three years... helped lead DeSoto HS to district, regional and state runner-up honors in 2004 and district champion and regional runner-up in 2004... also lettered in football at the wide receiver position.

Personal: Son of Perry Atkinson and LaTonya Lockhart... has one brother: Phillip... has three sisters: Jasmine, Londyn and Kamryn... majoring in accounting... born October 11, 1988