Men's Outdoor Track

Marcelles Atkinson


Dallas, Texas

High School:
DeSoto HS


Sprints, Hurdles


Marcelles Atkinson

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.

Getting Acquainted: 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