2008-09 Women's Track and Field Roster

Phobay Kutu-Akoi

Phobay Kutu-Akoi

  • Height
    5-3
  • Class
    Senior
  • Highschool
    John F. Kennedy
  • Hometown
    Silver Spring, Md.

Biography

As A Junior (2007-08): Served as captain ... Indoor - 60-meter dash: qualified for the ECACs as the Metropolitan Champion with a season-best time of 7.60 seconds (Feb. 1) ... finished seventh at the ECACs (March 8), earning All-ECAC honors with a time of 7.70 ... was the runner-up at the Yale Classic with a time of 7.70 (Jan. 12) ... also ran in the BIG EAST finals, earning All-BIG EAST honors with an eighth-place time of 7.68 (Feb. 23) ... 200-meter dash: earned ECAC qualifying marks in the 200-meter dash at the Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 1) with a career-best time of 24.99 ... finished 26th at the ECACs (March 8) ... Outdoor - 100-meters: was the runner up at the Metropolitan Championships (April 19) with a time of 12.24 ... raced to a career-best time of 12.08 at the ECAC Championships (May 16) ... 200-meters: had a season-best time of 25.10 as the runner-up at STJ Monday Meeting II (April 14) ... ran as the lead leg of the Metropolitan Champion 4x400-meter relay team, the eighth place All-BIG EAST squad and the ECAC team who finished 20th with a time of 3:50.33 ... also ran as the lead leg of the Metropolitan Champion 4x100-meter relay team, the seventh place All-BIG EAST squad and the 15th-place ECAC team.

As A Sophomore (2006-07): Indoor - qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 60-meter dash with a season-best time of 7.71 seconds for a fifth-place finish at the Yale Invitational (Jan. 13) ... placed second at the Great Dane Invite (Jan. 19) in the 200-meters with a time of 25.08 seconds ... Outdoor - Earned All-BIG EAST honors as part of the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams at the BIG EAST Championships (May 4)... part of the 4x100-meter Metropolitan Champion relay team (Apr. 21) ... was the Metropolitan Championship runner-up in both the 100-meter, with a season-best time of 12.10, and the 200-meter at 25.10 ... also crossed the tape second in the 100-meter dash at the UCI Spring Break Classic (Mar. 22) with a time of 12.23 and in the 200-meters at the Yale Springtime Invitational (Apr. 29) with another career-best time of 24.85.

As A Freshman (2005-06): Indoor - at the Fordham Christmas Classic, won the 60-meter dash in 7.50 seconds, a career best, and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that captured first place ... Outdoor - qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the 100-meter dash where she clocked in at 12.26 seconds ... crossed the line in 12.13 seconds in the 100-meters at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... posted a time of 25.02 in the 200-meter dash at the St. John[apos]s Twilight Meet (May 18) ... member of the 4x100-meter relay that participated at the ECAC Championships.

Before St. John[apos]s: Received John F. Kennedy High School[apos]s Most Outstanding Runner award all four years ... Most Dedicated Award recipient ... recorded high school best times of 6.94 seconds in the 55m dash, 12.10 in the 100-meter dash, 25.1 in the 200-meter dash, 40.9 in the 300-meter dash and 57.5 in the 400-meter dash.

Personal: Daughter of Patrick and Etta M. Kutu-Akoi ... born in Monrovia, Liberia ... has five siblings, Patrick (36), Patricia (33), Hawa (27), Farwoe (22), and Domoah (11) ... a psychology major ... served as a representative for S.A.A.C. and as a volunteer at the St. Nick[apos]s Shelter ... meditates before meets and gets relaxed with Gospel songs before putting on her 'get pumped' playlist ... lists the track as her favorite place at St. John[apos]s because practice with her teammates helps get her mind off her everyday stresses.

Off The Track
Nickname: 'Speedy.'
Most Thrilling Moment In Her Athletic Career: Looking forward to having it this year.
Most Influential Person In Kutu-Akoi[apos]s Athletic Career: Kevin Monroe, her high school coach and sprinting coach Yvonne Harrison.
Favorite Book: 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne.
Favorite Movie: 'Peaceful Warrior.'
Favorite Pro Athletes: Gail Devers and Nastia Liukin of Team USA.
Favorite Song: 'Grateful' by Hezekiah Walker.