EDITORS NOTE:  Keep your eye on Zaya at AAU Junior Olympic Games as she is back with a purpose and determination.

Zaya Akins from Raytown, MO, is a dynamic runner. At the Indoor National Championship in Rockford IL., Zaya won the 60m, 200m and came in 2nd in the 400m.  Zaya also won all three of these events last year so she is the back to back champ in the 60m and 200m. She trains all year around to be number 1.



Zaya preparing for nationals.

Zaya is looking to redeem herself from Houston where she was 2nd in the 100m and 200m. This year Zaya is looking to win all (3) events 100m, 200m, 400m, and it will be the first time that  Zaya will meet some competition, going into nationals.

Zaya's 100m time is 12.49, 200m 25.51, and her 400m time is 58.32. 

Zaya has been working on peaking at the right time and has her eye on the prize.

She considers this the ROAD of REDEMPTION for Detroit Nationals this year.