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Billy Atkinson

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Freshman
Class
Manhattan Beach, CA
Hometown
Mira Costa High School
High School

Background
• Recorded a fifth-place finish at the California State Cross Country Championships
• Placed fifth at the division I Southern Section finals as a junior
• Holds the 5k school record in cross country
• Four-time Scholar-Athlete in cross country and and track and field
• Three-time cross country and track and field MVP for Mira Costa High School
• Set the 3200m sophomore school record
• Named a division I first-team cross country honoree and second-team all-State honoree
• Named the 2019 Daily Breeze’s Boys High School Runner of the Year
• A personal-best time of 9:09 in the 3,200m and a cross country time of 15:08 in the 5k

Personal
• Son of Jeff and Alison Atkinson
• Has a brother, Casey, and a sister Lucy
• Jeff, father, ran cross country and track and field at Stanford and competed professionally
• Won the South Bay boardriders Big Wave Challenge two consecutive years – a competition to see who can ride the biggest waves in the community