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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. 25: Erin Champion

On Sept. 25, we send Happy Birthday wishes to Erin Champion, pole vaulter on the track & field team. 

Erin Champion

Happy Birthday - Sept. 22: Shane Kleinbeck & Sam Tabor

On Sept. 22, we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore swimmer Shane Kleinbeck and sophomore track & field athlete Sam Tabor.

Shane Kleinbeck  Sam Tabor

Tennessee Update: Track & Field Blog (9/19)


Former Lady Vol and Olympic Gold medalist DeeDee Trotter joined fellow Olympians and Paralympians on the White House lawn on Friday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate representing Team USA in London. Below is a story from the Knoxville News Sentinel on Trotter and her experience in Washington, D.C. She won gold in the 4x400m relay and bronze in the 400m.

Happy Birthday - Sept. 18: Geraldo Orta, Randy Jenkins

On Sept. 18, we send Happy Birthday wishes to redshirt freshman defensive back Geraldo Orta and former track & field star and NCAA Champion and member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Randy Jenkins.

Geraldo Orta 

On Sept. 15, we have a slew of birthdays in the Tennessee athletics world.

Among current student-athletes, celebrating are softball's Whitney Hammond, basketball sophomore Josh Richardson and track and field's Amber Zimmerman.

Whitney Hammond  Josh Richardson  Amber Zimmerman

Former Tennessee student-athletes celebrating today:

Baseball's Luke Hochevar  of the Kansas City Royals

Luke Hochevar

Football legend Gene McEver

Gene McEver

Olympic gold medal pol vaulter Timothy Mack.

Former tennis star Byron Talbot

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 - Sept. 6: Robert Ayers, Tom Pappas

On Sept. 6, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols star defensive lineman and current Denver Bronco Robert Ayers along with former Vols track star Tom Pappas, who won the 2003 gold medal at the 2003 World Championships in Paris in the decathlon. He won the 2003 Jesse Owens award, track & field's highest accolade. Pappas is currently an assistant coach at Kansas State. 

Happy Birthday - Sept. 5: Willie Gault & Derek McClardy

On Sept. 5, we wish Happy Birthday to legendary football and track star for the Vols Willie Gault as well as current track & field sophomore Derek McClardy.

Derek McClardy

Happy Birthday - Sept. 3: Track's Michael Maira

On Sept. 3, we wish Happy Birthday to Michael Maira of the track & field team. 

Michael Maira

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