Alyssa Atkinson
Alyssa Atkinson
Year: Junior
Hometown: Granville, Ohio
High School: Granville High School
Events: Distance

2016-17 Season
Outdoor: Placed fourth in the 1500m at the Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational with a time of 4:47.04… Recorded a personal-best at the 2017 WKU Hilltopper Relays 1500m with a time of 4:42.98 to earn eighth place… Wrapped up the season at the MAC Championships where she recorded a personal-best in the 10K with a time of 36:39.01 and went on to finish the 5K with a time of 17:46.85, placing 11th in both events.
Indoor: Started the indoor season with a win at the Kent State Doug Raymond Invitational in the 3K where she finished with a time of 9:53.53… At the Thundering Herd Invitational, recorded a personal-best in the mile with a time of 4:56.40 to place fifth… Recorded a personal best in the 5K at the 2017 Meyo Invitational with a time of 16:54.73… Finished the indoor season at the MAC Championships where she finished 11th in the 5K with a time of 17:43.46 and recorded a personal best in the 3K with a time of 9:43.18 to place sixth.

2015-2016 Season
Outdoor: Started the outdoor season with two first-place finishes in the 5Ks at the Winthrop University Invitational and the All-Ohio Championships finishing in 17:28.68 and 17:55.24 respectively… Recorded a 5K personal best at the Hillsdale College Relays with a 16:54.83 mark to take 19th… Finished the season at the MAC Championship placing 10th in the 10K with a 36:52.67 time.
Indoor: Placed 10th in the mile at the Kent State Doug Raymond Invite with a 5:16.21 finish… Took third and recorded a personal best at the Akron Invitational in the 3K with a 10:03.33 time… Recorded another personal best in the mile at the Chipotle Marshall Invitational taking 10th with a time of 5:06.18… Ended the season with two 13th-place finishes at the MAC Championships in the 5K (17:21.70) and the 3K (10:03.66).

Personal: Daughter of Eric and Ivy Atkinson... Has two sisters Brittany and Felicia… Enjoys running, playing basketball, and cooking ... Favorite athletes are Alexi Pappas and Jordan Hasay... Majoring in Engineering…Future plans: to find an exciting, fulfilling career and continue running.