Colin Aina
Colin Aina
Birth Date: 01/19/1982
Year: Senior
Hometown: East Providence, R.I.
High School: East Providence
Position: Sprints/Jumps
Personal Best:
55 HH - 7.30  URI Record
60 HH - 7.90  URI Record
110 HH - 13.97
Long Jump - 23'8" 1/4

Named captain for the upcoming 2003-04 season...A potential national qualifier for the 60-meter and the 110 high hurdles.

Junior:

Won in indoor track, the 55m hurdles and the long jump at the 2003 Atlantic 10 Championship. Named the ICHA Champion in the 55mh. Semi-finalist in the USATF Nationals. Named the champion of the 2003 outdoor track 110 hurdles, long jump and 4x100m relay in the Atlantic 10. Placed 3rd at Atlantic 10's in the 400m hurdles.

Sophomore:

Won the 55 HH at the New England Indoor Championships with a time a 7.37...Qualified provisionally for the national indoor championships in the 55 HH (7.37)...The Atlantic 10 Indoor champ in the 55 HH(7.48) and the long jump(22'3")...Ran an impressive 14.44 in the 110 HH at the prestigious Penn Relays...Suffered a season-ending hamstring injury just two days before the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships.

Freshman:

Was a USATF Jr. All-American in the 110 HH (8th place) with a time of 14.50 during the summer of 2001...Won the high hurdles at the Atlantic 10 indoor and outdoor championships (7.65 and 14.61 respectively)...Placed fourth at the indoor New Englands in the 55 HH (7.65) and fifth at the outdoor New Englands (14.74)...A member of the school record 4 X 110 HH team (59.04) which was run the the Penn Relays...Earned an Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week citation

High School:

Lettered four years for coaches Greg McCarthy and Jon Stringfellow at East Providence High...holds Rhode Island indoor state records for the 45 meters, 55 meters and 60-meter hurdles...State outdoor record-holder for the 110-meter high hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles...New England Indoor Champion in the short hurdles as a senior...New England Outdoor Champion as a junior and senior in the high hurdles.

Personal:

Born Colin Yomi Aina 1/19/82 to Justin Aina and Debra Folcarelli...An anthropology major...Has aspirations of running at the professional level...Has met Maurice Greene, Terrence Trammell, and Allen Johnson, all world class runners...Has visited the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Martin...hobbies include D.J.ing, as he is the Secretary of the Electronic Music Association and running.