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MARC AKBAR

Player profile

BIO

Redshirt freshman walk-on who earned a spot on the squad in the preseason…enjoyed a very solid high school career at St. Josephs Academy in St. Augustine and has spent the better part of two years training with the FSU cross country and track club and competing in road races and unattached on the track.

Prep/Previous Experience

Late-bloomer in high school, who placed 11th in the Florida 1A Cross Country State Championship (16:17) after winning a district title and earning All-Region honors…placed seventh at state as a senior in the 1,600 meters with a personal best time of 4:35…since coming to FSU has raced in open division events…posted a 5,000 meter personal best at the UNF Open last spring in 15:15…also ran 4:11 in a 1,500 meter race at Mike Long Track.

Personal

Graduated from high school with a 3.8 gpa…is a mechanical engineering major at FSU…hopes to pursue a career in the automotive industry…the son of Margarette and Malcolm Akbar…born November 21, 1991.