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Happy Birthday - Feb. 8: Brannon, McKenzie Brothers

On Feb. 8 we would like to wish a happy birthday to pole vaulter/javelin thrower Chase Brannon of the men's track and field team who turns 22 today!

We would also like to wish a happy birthday to Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie of Vol Football fame! 

Reggie, is currently the general manager of the Oakland Raiders and was honored during the 2012 season as a Legend of the Game for the Troy game on Nov. 3, 2012 while Raleigh is a scout for the Raiders' organization

Reggie and Raleigh starred for the Vols in the early 1980s. Knoxville natives and Austin-East High School graduates, Reggie played in 43 games during his time on Rocky Top accumulating 174 tackles and four sacks before going on to play in the NFL from 1985-1992.

Raleigh played three years for the Vols from 1982-84 as a center before moving on to the NFL and playing for the Washington Redskins from 1985-1994.

Happy Birthday - Feb. 7: Hayes, Randall

On Feb. 7 we would like to wish a Happy Birthday to current Tennessee track sprinter David Hayes.

David Hayes

Also celebrating a birthday is and former Lady Vols basketball star and current head coach of the Ohio Bobcats, Semeka Randall.

Randall helped the Lady Vols to the 1998 NCAA Championship in a season where UT finished with a perfect 39-0 record. She was a member of "The Meeks" alongside Lady Vol stars Tamika Catchings and Chamique Holdsclaw, was a two-time All-American and later went on to play in the WNBA.

Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (2/7)

Lady Vol junior pole vaulter Linda Hadfield has started 2013 with a bang, posting the three highest indoor marks in school history through four meets. As Hadfield and the rest of the Tennessee track & field team prepare to split up this weekend for the last meet before the championship portion of the season, check out this feature on the Upstate New Yorker from her local hometown newspaper.

Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (1/22)

University of Tennessee faculty, students, staff and alumni are sharing their big ideas that are making a difference in the world around them. Recent Lady Vol track & field alum Elizabeth Tiller - a 2012 graduate in public administration and Spanish - shared her big idea of improving the lives of the homeless and underprivileged through a 5K fundraiser. Check out the video below.

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. 15: Jackson, Wormsley

On Jan. 15, we send Happy Birthday wishes to senior sprinter/jumper Kia Jackson and sophomore baseball infielder Parker Wormsley.

Kia Jackson  Parker Wormsley

Happy Birthday - Jan. 12: Connolly, Dailey, McAdoo

On Jan. 12, we send Happy Birthday wishes to recent swimming graduate and All-SEC performer Jenny Connolly.

Also celebrating are sophomore thrower Deon McAdoo and recent Vol sprinter Deaundra Dailey.

Deon McAdoo  Deaundra Dailey

Happy Birthday - Jan. 11: Dixon, Malik Jackson, Reese

On Jan. 11, we wish Happy Birthday to senior runner Breon Dixon as well as sophomore tennis player Hunter Reese.

Breon Dixon  Hunter Reese

Also celebrating is former All-SEC Vols football defensive lineman Malik Jackson, who is prepping for his first NFL playoff game this weekend with the Denver Broncos. 

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

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