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Happy Birthday - March 7: Chris Bodary

On March 7, we wish Happy Birthday to runner Chris Bodary.


Happy Birthday - Feb. 18: Andrews, Honeycutt, Outerbridge

A trio of birthdays in the Tennessee Athletics student-athlete family today: Celebrating on Feb. 18: softball senior Ashley Andrews, senior runner Charity Honeycutt and sophomore jumper Allison Outerbridge.

Ashley Andrews  Charity Honeycutt Allison Outerbridge

Happy Birthday - Jan. 5: Runners Knotts & Wortham

On Jan. 5, we wish Happy Birthday to women's track & field performers Chelsea Knotts and Ellen Wortham.

Chelsea Knotts  Ellen Wortham

Happy Birthday - Dec. 18 - Runner Brittany Sheffey

On Dec. 18, we wish Happy Birthday to senior cross country and track & field performer Brittany Sheffey.


Happy Birthday - Dec. 5: Andrea Ferri, Daniel Hood

On Dec. 5, we wish happy birthday to junior runner Andrea Ferri and redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Daniel Hood.

Andrea Ferri  Daniel Hood

Happy Birthday - Nov. 30: Nick Kaiser

On Nov. 30, Happy Birthday to runner Nick Kaiser of the track & field and cross country teams. 

Nick Kaiser

UT's Kane Wins Thanksgiving Day Race

Lady Vol junior Kelsey Kane, who runs for the Tennessee cross country and track & field teams, won the Hot to Trot 10K on Thanksgiving Day. Read how Kane used the race as an early morning training run and ended up winning.  

Kane Wins Hot to Trot 10K

Former UT Track Standouts To Aid U.S. Cause At Pan Am Games

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A pair of former Tennessee track & field standouts will represent the United States on Oct. 27 and 28, when they compete in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

    Former Vol sprinter Rubin Williams (2005-08) and former Lady Vol distance runner Jackie Areson (2007-11) will be on hand at Telmex Athletics Stadium for the 16th edition of the Pan Am Games, which ranks as the world's second-largest multi-sport event behind the Summer Olympics.   Williams is slated to run in the 4x100m relay semifinals at 3:45 p.m. ET (2:45 p.m. CT) on Thursday and in the finals at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)  on Friday, should the U.S. advance.  Areson, meanwhile, will have only one race, the 1500m final, at 6:05 p.m. ET (5:05 p.m. CT) on Thursday.

    During his UT career, Williams was a 16-time All-American and five-time SEC champion, winning an NCAA Indoor title in the 200 meters in 2008 and finishing second indoors and out in the 200m in 2007.  At the SEC level, he raced to indoor crowns in the 55m in 2006, and the 200m in 2007 and 2008, as well as outdoor titles in the 200m (2007) and 4x100m relay (2007).

    Areson, meanwhile, was a four-time All-American and five-time SEC victor on the oval, winning an NCAA Indoor crown in the 5000 meters in 2011. She also claimed SEC crowns in the 3000m (indoors) in 2011, the distance medley relay in 2010 and 2011 and the 5000m (indoors/outdoors) in 2010.  In cross country, she earned All-South Region distinction in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and was All-SEC in 2009 during a career that saw her make three appearances at the NCAA Championship meet.

To follow the track & field (athletics) portion of the 2011 Pan Am Games, please go to the
2011 Pan Am Games Results Site.

UT Cross Country Teams Open 2011 Season Today

The UT cross country teams open the 2011 season this evening in Nashville at the Belmont-VU Opener. The Knoxville News Sentinel's Mike Strange sets the scene for the Vols and Lady Vols here:

Knoxville News Sentinel: UT Cross Country Teams Ready To Run As One.

Bodary, Rainey on SEC Men's XC Watch List

Two Vol cross country runners were among 22 named to the 2011 SEC Men's Cross Country Preseason Watch List on Thursday. Making the cut were senior Chris Bodary and sophomore Jake Rainey.

To read about Bodary and Rainey, and see everyone on the SEC list, please go to the SEC Digital Network. 

Bodary and Rainey, as well as the UT men's and women's cross country teams, will open their 2011 campaign on Friday, as they travel to Nashville for the Belmont-VU Opener at Percy Warner Park.  For more information on that event, please go to

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