Adetayo Adesanya
Adetayo Adesanya

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
03/10/1988



01/15/2010

2010 Purdue Invitational

Photos from the 2010 Purdue Invitational, hosted by the Boilermakers on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Lambert Fieldhouse

06/15/2009

2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Photos from 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted at University of Arkansas at John McDonnell Field

06/03/2009

2009 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Photos from the 2009 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, hosted by Ohio State University at Jesse Owens Memorial Track.

06/03/2009

2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships

Photos from the 2009 Mideast Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Louisville at Cardinal Park Stadium.

05/07/2009

2009 Dave Rankin Invitational

Photos from the 2009 Dave Rankin Invitational, hosted by Purdue at Dave Rankin Track on April 18.


CAREER BESTS
High Jump 2.20m/7-02.50 Long Jump 7.12m/23-05.50

2009 (JUNIOR)
Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 2.14 meters (7-00.25) at the Meyo Invitational (2/7); placed fourth in the high jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (3/1); cleared 2.15 meters (7-00.50) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4) and at the Dave Rankin Invitational (4/18), earning a trip to the NCAA Mideast Regionals; scored in the high jump and long jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (5/16), taking third in the high jump at 2.16 meters (7-01.00) and fourth in the long jump at 7.11 meters (23-04.00); secured at-large qualification to the national outdoor meet with his season-best mark; earned All-America honors with a fifth-place showing in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/12); won the Nigeria Mobil Trials (7/25) in the high jump with a mark of 2.15 meters (7-00.50).

2008 (SOPHOMORE)
Won the Big Ten Indoor Championship (3/1) in the high jump, clearing the seven-foot mark for the first time in his career (2.14m/7-00.25) and grabbing First-Team All-Big Ten recognition; earned his first NCAA Regional qualifier with a mark of 2.14 meters (7-00.25) at the Dave Rankin Invitational (4/17); claimed the silver medal in the high jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, earning Second-Team All-Big Ten honors; locked up an automatic bid to the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a fourth-place effort at the regional meet (5/30).

2007 (FRESHMAN)
Placed fourth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (5/12) in the high jump, clearing 2.06 meters (6-09.00).

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year varsity letterwinner at Naperville North High School; two-time AAU Junior Olympic national qualifier and 2006 AAU Junior Olympic medalist; won a pair of conference championships and DuPage County All-Area honors.

PERSONAL
Adetayo A. Adesanya was born March 10, 1988, in Washington, D.C.; is the son of Caroline Adesanya; has one brother, Abi, and two sisters Bukky and Lexley; enjoys playing basketball; majoring in electrical engineering technology.