Akintola ran a time of 6.59 s, which broke the 60 m school record (SR) that has stood for 20 years, and is also in the top 5 on the 2023 NCAA best list in the event.

His time also propelled him to thirteenth on the Nigerian all-time list, as well as the second Nigerian to have been under the 6.60 s mark this season and in recent years, since the University’s Favor Ashe Auburn leads this pace with 6.57 s.

The sprinter also ran his fastest indoor season opener in the 200m, clocking 21.19s to win the event at the meet. Akintola currently owns the SR in the 60m, 100m and 200m (outdoors).

Last season, Akintola had a double at the C-USA Indoor Championships by winning the 60 and 200 meter titles. He repeated the same feat outdoors, this time in the 100 and 200 meters.

His performances and results position him as the best men’s sprinter on the C-USA circuit, and his maiden performance last week, which he will try to build on, Akintola won’t be relinquishing the title any time soon.

Now he hopes to break more records at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee.