Jide Akinjisola
Jide Akinjisola
Year: FR
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
High School: Bishop Hendricken
Events: Throws
Major: Kinesiology

Personal Bests

  • Outdoor
    • Hammer: 52.15 (2018-19 at Atlantic 10 Championship)


  • Indoor:
    • Did not compete.
  • Outdoor:
    • Finished 12th in the hammer (42.59m) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Placed second in the hammer (47.29m) at the Colonial Relays.
    • Finished seventh in the hammer (51.76m) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Placed third in the hammer (48.45m) at the Holy Cross Invite.
    • Finished sixth in the hammer (52.00m) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
    • Finished fifth in the hammer (52.15m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished 12th in the hammer (48.43m) at the New England Championship.

Before URI

  • Attended Bishop Hendricken High School.
  • Member of the football and track and field teams.
  • Captained the track and field team his senior year.
  • Earned All-Division in track and field (2018).
  • Won three state championships with the football team and two with the track and field team.
  • Earned Honors throughout his four years.


  • Born Aug. 11, 2000.
  • Has one brother, Dayo and one sister, Toyin.
  • Chose URI over Maine.
  • Interests include playing football and hanging out with friends.
  • Favorite athlete is Lebron James and favorite team is the New York Giants.
  • Majoring in Kinesiology.