UNC Track & Field Bio
 RJ Alowonle
Alowonle Alowonle 944526


Personal Records:

200 - 21.70 • 400 - 47.24 • 110H - 13.88 • 400H - 50.02

2015-16: Ran a personal best 47.24 in the 400 at the Iowa State Classic taking first overall • Took sixth in the 200 with a personal best 21.70 at the Iowa State Classic • Helped 4x400 take fourth at the Iowa State Classic

2014-15: Repeated as ACC Champion in the men's 4x400 at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships • Finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships and set a new PR at 50.02 • Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 4x400 and the 400-meter hurdles • Finished first in two relays and two individual events • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree • Named to the ACC All-Academic outdoor team and ACC Honor Roll • Did not compete during the indoor season

2013-14: All-America honors in the 400-meter hurdles for placing fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Division I Championships • Earned All-America honors for helping the men's 4x400 relay team take fifth at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships • Won the ACC 400-meter hurdles championship for the second consecutive year • Helped the 4x400 team take first at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Set a new personal record in the 400-meter hurdles at 50.11 and owns the school's second-fastest time in the event • Ran the fastest 400 indoor time on the team • Competed in the 4x400 relay at the men's NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships • Finished second at the Nigerian Athletics Championships Calabar in the 400-meter hurdles • Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team • Named to the All-ACC Academic indoor and outdoor teams and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13: ACC Champion in the 400-meter hurdles and the 4x400 relay • NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier in the long hurdles and the 4x400 relay • Earned All-ACC honors for his two championship performances • Broke his personal best in the 400 hurdles in every race he competed in during his freshman campaign • Did not compete during the indoor season • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and earned All-ACC Academic honors for the outdoor season.

Prep: The 2012 Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year • Competed in the 110-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles, the triple jump and on the 4x100 relay on the varsity track team all four years of high school • Named to the 2012 All-VSA track team • Holds the Minnesota state record for the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles • Earned all-state honors in track three times for the 300 hurdles, twice for the 110 hurdles and once for triple jump • Also played forward for his high school soccer team, earning all-state honors and a spot on the ODP Regional soccer team.

Personal: Member of Athletes in Action leadership team and Champions for Christ • Has four older sisters, one of which is on the track and field team at Iowa State • Rilwan Mohamed Alowonle is the son of Toyin and Rilwan Alowonle • Born December 12, 1993.

Position: Sprints/Hurdles
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minn.
High School: Park
Alowonle Photos:
UNC North Carolina Track & Field

NCEMC Touchstone Ad 2016