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Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (1/18)



As the Tennessee track & field team gets ready for its second meet of the 2013 indoor season at Virginia Tech, former Vol, Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Aries Merritt met with Yahoo! Sports to reflect on an incredible 2012 season. Check out the story below:



Happy Birthday - Jan. 6: Bailey, Knotts, Linn

Pair of birthdays in the Tennessee track & field programs on Jan. 6. Celebrating are thrower Tavis Bailey and recent graduate and 2012 Torchbearer Award winner Chelsea Knotts.

Tavis Bailey  Chelsea Knotts

Also celebrating a birthday is the "original" Jeremy Linn, who swam for Tennessee in the 1990s and went to win a silver medal for USA in the 1996 Olympics. 


Check out this story from last winter: What does swimmer Jeremy Linn think of Jeremy Lin?


Happy Birthday - Jan. 5: Arencibia, Johnson, Wortham

On Jan. 5, we send Happy Birthday wishes for former Vols baseball star and current Toronto Blue Jay J.P. Arencibia.


Also celebrating on Jan. 5 are Ty-Vonna Johnson, who competes for cross country and track field along with recent track graduate Ellen Wortham.

Ty-Vonna Johnson  Ellen Wortham

Happy Birthday - Dec. 18: Sheffey, Wallis, Randa

On Dec. 18, we wish Happy Birthday to recent graduate Brittany Sheffey, who was a standout in track & field as well as baseball's director of operations Gregg Wallis.

 Brittany Sheffey  Gregg Wallis

From the archives, former Vols' baseball player and longtime major leaguer Joe Randa, who celebrates his birth on Dec. 18. Randa played for Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cincinnati and San Diego in 12 seasons. 

Happy Birthday: Dec. 1 - Cheekmore, Heyland, McMichael, Summers

On Dec. 1, we wish Happy Birthday to sophomore runner J.R. Creekmore of the cross country and track teams, junior swimmer Oystein Hetland and junior tight end Dakota Summers of the football team. 

J.R. Creekmore  Oystein Hetland  Dakota Summers

Also from the archives, former Vols baseball pitcher and longtime major leaguer Greg McMichael, celebrates his birthday. McMichael pitched with the Braves, Mets, Dodgers and A's in his career from 1993-2000.


Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (10/10)

Former Vol Aries Merritt represented the Big Orange track & field program well this summer, capturing the gold medal at the London Olympics and breaking the world record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 12.8 seconds in Brussels. After his whirlwind season, the former NCAA champion recently made a trip back to where it all started, Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. In addition, Merritt is up for a prestigious award, the annual Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year Award, and needs Vol fans help. Click the link below to vote for the former Vol.

Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (10/2)

Former Tennessee cross country coaches and players gathered at Calhoun's on the River this past weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Vols' 1972 NCAA Cross Country National Championship. Below is a story from the Knoxville News Sentinel on the event.



Happy Birthday - Sept. 12: J.Franklin, L.Hadfield, P.Lowery, K.Lucier

Lots of birthdays on Sept. 12 among the Tennessee athletics family. Happy Birthday to runner Joe Franklin, pole vaulter Linda Hadfield, runner Patavia Lowery and rower Kayla Lucier.

Joe Franklin  Linda Hadfield Patavia Lowery  Kayla Lucier

Happy Birthday - Aug. 22: Chanelle Price & Jay Vandeventer

On Aug. 22, we wish Happy Birthday to Academic All-American runner Chanelle Price and rising senior golfer Jay Vandeventer.

Chanelle Price  Jay Vandeventer

Happy Birthday - Aug. 4: J.Chaney, C.Ciesielski, J.Walker

A trio of birthdays on August 4. Celebrating are: junior distance runner Jordan Chaney, junior swimmer Courtney Ciesielski and senior golfer Justin Walker.

Jordan Chaney  Courtney Ciesielski  Justin Walker

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