Caleb Aikens
Caleb Aikens
Height: 6'3"
Year: So.
Hometown: Crossville, Tenn.
High School: Cookeville
Major: Art (Biblical & Theological Studies minor)

Honors:

  • USA South All-Conference third team (2018)
  • USA South Rookie Runner of the Year (2017)
  • USA South All-Conference honorable mention (2017)
  • USA South Runner of the Week (Sept. 4, 2017)
  • USA South Rookie Runner of the Week (Sept. 4, 2017; Oct. 9, 2017)

2018-19 (Sophomore): Competed in six events during the cross country season... Earned All-USA South third team after placing 16th at the conference meet with a time of 28:11.3 (Oct. 26)... Won the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 29) with an 8k time of 27:12.0 to help Covenant to a team title... Had a season-best 8k time of 26:29.1 at the Berry Invitational (Oct. 13)... Had three top 10 finishes on the year

2017-18 (Freshman): Ran in seven meets during the fall cross country season… Was named the USA South Rookie Runner of the Year… Was a USA South All-Conference honorable mention… Was named the USA Runner of the Week (Sept. 4, 2017)… Was named the USA South Rookie Runner of the Week twice (Sept. 4, 2017, Oct. 9, 2017)… Placed third on the team or higher in all seven meets, recording the fastest time on the team six times… Placed second at the Maryville Invitational out of 61 runners (Sept. 30)… Set his 8k personal best at the NCAA Regional meet (Nov. 11) with a time of 25:56:7... Placed seventh out of 79 runners in his collegiate debut at the Georgia Division III Invitational with a 27:38.1 8k time... Ran in three different events during the indoor track season... Recorded a personal best of 4:40.76 in the mile at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12)... Ran a personal best of 9:34.39 and placed third in the 3000m at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 3)... Ran in a school-record setting 11:08.17 DMR at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12) with Matthew Tueller, Tristan Dunlavy, and Jonathan George, in which they placed second overall... Ran in six different events in the outdoor track season... Set a school record in the 1500m at the Emory Invitational of 4:14.66... Set a school record in the 3000m with a time of 9:10.59 at the Mountain Laurel Invitational (Apr. 13)... Set a school record of 11:05.68 at the Emory Invitational with William Bryan, William Wallace, and Matt Seitz... Ran a personal best of 2:06.98 in the 800m at the Emory Invitational (Mar. 24)... Set a 5000m personal record of 16:15.03 at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 6)... His best 4x400m time of 4:01.22 was recorded at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 7) with Micaiah Allison, Jake Viera, and Matthew Broussard... Placed 6th in the 5000m at the Atlantic Independent Championships (Apr. 28) with a time of 16:17.32... Placed 6th in the 1500m at the Hilltop Classic (Mar. 30) with a time of 4:18.15

High School: Attended Cookeville High School

Personal: Parents are Andy and Hope Aikens... Has a brother, Noah, and two sisters, Isabelle and Annalise... Favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 1:7... Majoring in art with a minor in biblical & theological studies

Aikens' Personal Records:

Cross Country:
8K: 25:56.6 (NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, Nov. 11, 2017)

Outdoor Track:
800m: 2:06.98 (Emory Invitational, Mar. 24, 2018)
1500m: 4:14.66 (Emory Invitational, Mar. 24, 2018)
3000m: 9:10.59 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, Apr. 13, 2018)
5000m: 16:15.03 (Berry Field Day Invitational, Apr. 6, 2018)
4x400m: 4:01.22- Allison, Viera, Broussard (Berry Field Day Invitational, Apr. 7, 2018)
DMR: 11:05.68: Bryan, Wallace, Seitz (Emory Invitational, Mar. 23, 2018)

Indoor Track:
Mile: 4:40.76 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)
3000m: 9:34.39 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 3, 2018)
DMR: 11:08.17- Tueller, Dunlavy, George (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)

High School:
5K: 16:18
1600m (track): 4:33
3200m (track): 9:50