Events: 60M (6.83), 100M (10.39w/10.47), 200M (IN: 21.37; OUT: 20.87)
An NCAA qualifier in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash in his debut season with the Tigers ... Sprinted to a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 20.88 seconds in the first round of qualifying in the 200 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, finishing in 25th place overall ... Added a 31st-place finish in the 100 meters at the NCAA East Prelims in Lexington, Kentucky, while matching his personal-best time of 10.47 (+1.1) in the event ... Led off the Tigers' 4x100-meter relay team in the semifinal round at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Placed 16th in the 100 meters (10.50) and 17th in the 200 meters (20.88w) in the preliminary rounds at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Clocked a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 10.39 (+2.3) for third place at the Beach Invitational ... Also placed third in the event at the Louisiana Classics (10.60) and fourth at the Battle on the Bayou (10.71) ... Also ran the 100 meters at the Texas Relays (10.62w), Mt. SAC Relays (10.71) and LSU Alumni Gold (10.66) ... Opened his outdoor season with a wind-aided time of 21.14 (+2.1) for fifth place in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou ... Lined up in both the 60 meters and 200 meters in his debut appearance at the SEC Indoor Championships, placing 19th and 16th, respectively ... Posted a seasonal-best time of 6.83 for fourth place in the 60-meter dash at the LSU Twilight meet ... Ran 6.87 in the preliminary round at the LSU Twilight.
PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the top young sprinters in the Caribbean and across the globe with his performance during the 2016 outdoor season … Crowned the Carifta Games Under-20 Champion in the boys’ 200-meter dash as a 17-year-old with a wind-aided time of 20.89 (+4.5) in the final … Sprinted into the final with a wind-legal run of 21.01 (+1.4) in the prelims at the 2016 Carifta Games held St. George’s, Grenada … Ran both the 100 meters and 200 meters for Trinidad & Tobago at the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland … Clocked a wind-legal PR of 20.87 (+1.6) in the qualifying round of the 200 meters at the IAAF World Junior Championships … Also lined up in both short sprints at the 2016 Sagicor National Open Championships held at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad … Broke 21 seconds in the 200 meters as a 16-year-old during the 2015 outdoor season while winning the Carifta Games U-18 title with a seasonal-best time of 20.91 (+1.8) … Scored the U-18 silver medal in the 100-meter final at the 2015 Carifta Games with a wind-legal personal best of 10.47 (+0.3) … Also crowned the 200-meter junior champion in his native Trinidad & Tobago in 2015 with a time of 20.96 (+0.8) … Later placed sixth in the 200-meter final at the 2015 Sagicor National Open Championships with a sub-21-second run of 20.93 (+1.3) … Represented his country in the 100 meters at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia … Debuted on the world stage in 2014 while running the 4x100-meter relay for Trinidad & Tobago at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon … Double bronze medalist at the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Championships in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, after running times of 10.63 (+0.4) in the 100 meters and 21.27 (+1.4) in the 200 meters as a 15-year-old.
Full name is Akanni Chike Hislop … Born on June 1, 1998 … Parents are Karen Boatswain and Anthony Hislop … Has two sisters, Karimah and Kalifa, and two brothers, Akins and Ako … Plans to major in sport administration at LSU.