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Men's Track & Field Year-by-Year Archive
2013 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: t-8th
Indoor Postseason: t-40th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: t-11th
Outdoor Postseason: t-77th NCAA Championships
Coach: J.J. Clark 4th

A very youthful Volunteer track & field team, which showed glimmers of greatness, took another step towards restoring the program in 2013, as a trio of pole vaulters and throwers led the way for the Orange & White.

The SEC Indoor runner-up, pole vaulter Jake Blankenship was named SEC Indoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year and an All-American both indoors and out. Sophomore shot putter Matthew Hoty also carded a runner-up finish at SEC Indoors and went on to post big numbers outside. Fellow vaulter Tyler Porter scored and was named First Team All-American at NCAAs, and the Vol 4x1 notched All-America acclaim for the second straight season.

Jake Blankenship
2012 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 7th
Indoor Postseason: DNS
Outdoor SEC Finish: 10th
Outdoor Postseason: t-56 NCAA Championships
Coach: J.J. Clark (3rd season)

After losing all three of their expected top returnees from 2011, the Vols had to scratch and claw for every point they could get. While it was a trying process, the very young team had begun to mature toward season's end and showed it has several performers who will be the nucleus of J.J. Clark's plans to restore the storied program to its desired stature.

Sophomore pole vaulter Chase Brannon earned All-America honors indoors and out, redshirt freshman throwers Matthew Hoty and Tavis Bailey demonstrated their abundance of talent at the SEC level and UT's sprint corps began to emerge with the 4x100m relay unit earning first-team All-American accolades.

Chase Brannon
2011 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 7th
Indoor Postseason: 39th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 8th
Outdoor Postseason: 64th NCAA East Preliminary, t-64 NCAA Championships
Coach: J.J. Clark (2nd season)

A depleted Vols squad demonstrated improvement from year one to year two of the J.J. Clark era, placing seventh at SEC Indoors and tying for 39th at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Outdoors, Tennessee was eighth at the conference meet and tied for 64th nationally.

All-America rookies Dentarius Locke (60m indoors/200m outdoors) and Justin Hunter (long jump indoors), and SEC indoor/outdoor pole vault champ Joe Berry were the Vols' top performers. Hunter set the men's freshman record indoors, soaring to 26-1 1/2 in the long jump, and Locke was the SEC Outdoor runner-up in the 100m and third in the 200.

Justin Hunter
2010 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 10th
Indoor Postseason: N/A
Outdoor SEC Finish: 9th
Outdoor Postseason: 45th NCAA Championships
Coach: J.J. Clark (1st season)

Taking over after the retirement of Bill Webb, graduation losses and coaching-change-spurred athlete departures presented J.J. Clark with a limited roster in his first season at the helm of both the women's and men's programs. The result was a difficult year, but UT posted nearly identical NCAA and SEC outdoor results.

Evander Wells was UT's only NCAA Indoor qualifier, but he took four friends with him outdoors and placed fourth in the 200 to garner the ninth All-America accolade of his career. At the SEC level, Wells was fourth in the 200 indoors and joined John Hewitt (400mH) and Matt Maloney (javelin) with fourth-place efforts (100m) outdoors in Knoxville.

Evander Wells
2009 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 3rd
Indoor Postseason: 38th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 8th
Outdoor Postseason: 48th NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (14th season)

In Bill Webb's 14th and final season at the helm of the Volunteers, the UT men managed their 19th SEC top-three finish under his watch, placing third indoors. After finishing 38th at NCAA Indoors, the Big Orange bunch slid to eighth at conference and 48th nationally outdoors.

Joe Berry was a 10-point man indoors and out, winning two SEC pole vault titles. Brenard Wilson (high jump) and Nick Panezich (shot put) were league indoor champions, while Michael Ayers took the heptathlon indoors and was second in the heptathlon outdoors. Brad Holtz (2nd/4th) in the pole vault and Joe Franklin (3rd/2nd) were key as well.

Michael Hogue
2008 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 3rd
Indoor Postseason: 5th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 3rd
Outdoor Postseason: t-13 NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (13th season)

Just like in 2005, the Vols checked in with identical third-place finishes at the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Scoring in five events, the Tennessee men managed a fifth-place performance at the NCAA Indoor meet and plated points outdoors at the national meet to fashion a tie for 13th place.

Rubin Williams swept NCAA and SEC Indoor hardware in the 200m, was second at SEC Outdoors and fourth nationally in that event. UT dominated the SEC pole vault, with Michael Hogue winning indoors and Joe Berry triumphing outdoors. Jangy Addy took the heptathlon indoors and decathlon outside, finishing second at NCAA Outdoors as well.

Chris Helwick
2007 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 2nd
Indoor Postseason: t-10th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 1st
Outdoor Postseason: 4th NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (12th season)

Tennessee won its 25th SEC title, claiming the outdoor crown in Tuscaloosa, and turned in its highest NCAA Outdoor finish since 2002, placing fourth and carding the 15th top-five result in program history. UT also added a runner-up SEC Indoor showing and a tie for 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships, UT's 23rd top-10 effort indoors.

UT got SEC wins from Michael Hogue (indoor/outdoor pole vault), Jangy Addy (heptathlon/decathlon), Rubin Williams (indoor/outdoor 200m), its DMR (indoors) and 4x100m relay (outdoors). Williams went on to finish second in the 200m at NCAA Indoors and Outdoors and was part of UT's third-place 4x100m relay effort.

Chris Platt
2006 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 2nd
Indoor Postseason: 5th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 2nd
Outdoor Postseason: 6th NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (11th season)

Tennessee came through with its best SEC Indoor and Outdoor finishes since 2002 and 2003, respectively, and finished in the top 10 at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships for the first time since 2003. The Vols also finished on top of the Team Power Rankings for the 10th time since 1991, solidifying UT's tradition as a complete program.

Aries Merritt turned in a perfect season in the championship meets, winning the SEC 55m and NCAA 60m hurdles events indoors and sweeping the NCAA and SEC 110m hurdles outdoors. Rubin Williams (55m dash) and Michael Hogue (pole vault) won SEC Indoor titles, and Chris Helwick took the vault title at SEC Outdoors to pace the Big Orange in 2006.

Aires Merritt
2005 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 3rd
Indoor Postseason: t-16 NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 3rd
Outdoor Postseason: 19th NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (10th season)

Tennessee produced better team results nearly all across the board in 2005, rising to third at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships and improving from 56th to 16th at the NCAA Indoor meet. Outdoors, the Vols weren't far off the previous year's standard, checking in 19th at the NCAA Championships.

Weight throwers Garland Porter, Jim Sexton and Josh Whisman combined for 17 points at SEC Indoors, as did Chris Helwick, Kevin Yeager and Jangy Addy in the heptathlon. Sprinters Rubin Williams and Jonathan Wade, hurdler Aries Merritt, middle distance runner Paul Cross and pole vaulter Michael Hogue also played key roles for the Vols.

Robert Boulware
2004 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 6th
Indoor Postseason: 56th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 4th
Outdoor Postseason: t-13 NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (9th season)

After posting finishes of sixth at SEC Indoors and a tie for 56th at the NCAA Indoor meet, Tennessee rallied outdoors and improved to fourth at the league meet and a tie for 13th nationally. Depth in the javelin and middle distance areas and a surge outdoors by Aries Merritt provided the impetus for that rise.

UT's top finisher at SEC Indoors was runner-up Garland Porter in the weight, while Sean Lambert supplied the squad's top effort at NCAA Indoors by taking seventh in the 60m dash. Outdoors Paul Cross (800m) and Leigh Smith (javelin) carded SEC victories, and those two as well as Marc Sylvester (800m) and Merritt (110m hurdles) earned NCAA points.

Leigh Smith
2003 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 4th
Indoor Postseason: 5th NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 2nd
Outdoor Postseason: 7th NCAA East Preliminary, t-64 NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (8th season)

Despite losing Justin Gatlin and Leonard Scott from 2002's NCAA and SEC championship squads, the Vols put together another solid season. After placing fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships, they managed a tie for fifth at NCAA Indoors, finished second at SEC Outdoors and were seventh at the NCAA Outdoor meet.

Gary Kikaya, Jabari Greer and Stephen Harris were big scorers for the Big Orange. Kikaya swept NCAA and SEC Indoor crowns in the 400m, Greer won the SEC 55m hurdles and NCAA 60m hurdles indoors and the 110m hurdles at SEC Outdoors, while Harris won NCAA and SEC Outdoor decathlon titles and the SEC Indoor pentathlon as well.

Jabari Greer
2002 Season
Indoor SEC Finish: 2nd
Indoor Postseason: 1st NCAA Championships
Outdoor SEC Finish: 1st
Outdoor Postseason: 2nd NCAA Championships
Coach: Bill Webb (7th season)

On the heels of claiming victory at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Tennessee hoisted the trophy once again at the NCAA Indoor meet, scoring 62.5 points to hold off Alabama (47) for the title. The Vols also collected their second-straight SEC Outdoor title and posted runner-up finishes at both the NCAA Outdoor and SEC Indoor meets.

Justin Gatlin was the king of the sprints on the NCAA and SEC levels, sweeping the 60 and 200m crowns indoors and the 100 and 200 titles outdoors. Sprinter Leonard Scott was a key point producer and relay stalwart along with Gatlin, and Gary Kikaya was another standout on a team of big-time performers, winning the 400m at NCAA and SEC Outdoors.

Stephen Harris
Women's Track & Field Year-by-Year Archive
2013 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 8th/9th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: DNS
Coach: J.J. Clark (11th season)

A very young Lady Vol track & field team battled depth issues and struggled in 2013, failing to score in either NCAA Championship for the first time since 2000. However, there were some noteworthy performances for the Big Orange.

Indoors, junior pole vaulter Linda Hadfield set the school record in the event with a mark of 13-11 (4.24m), and would go on to earn All-America acclaim. Coming alive outside, freshman sprinter Felicia Brown provided hope moving forward, drawing All-America honors in the 400m. Senior Nijgia Snapp (800m) capped her career by being named an indoor and outdoor All-American.

2013
2012 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 4th/5th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: t48th/t9th
Coach: J.J. Clark (10th season)

While not possessing a deep squad, the Tennessee women definitely had top-flight talent in 2012, and that ability was on display in the biggest meets. A hiccup at the NCAA Indoor meet proved to be an anomaly, as the Lady Vols bounced back to crank out their best NCAA Outdoor outcome since 2005, generating 21 points for a tie for ninth place.

Annie Alexander swept three SEC titles (indoor/outdoor shot, discus) and was a two-event scorer at NCAA Outdoors once again. Ellen Wortham seized her second-straight SEC 400m hurdles crown and took third at NCAA Outdoors. Chanelle Price was SEC runner-up in the 800m (indoors/outdoors) and took third at NCAA Outdoors yet again.

Annie Alexander
2011 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 3rd/5th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: 7th/11th
Coach: J.J. Clark (9th season)

The Lady Vols nabbed their 10th NCAA top-10 finish under J.J. Clark, placing seventh at the NCAA Indoor meet and just missed adding to that number outdoors with an 11th-place showing. UT also carded finishes of third and fifth, respectively, at the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

Top performers were Annie Alexander (SEC champion/All-American), Jackie Areson (NCAA/SEC champion, All-American), Liz Costello (SEC champion/All-American), Chanelle Price (SEC champion/All-American), Brittany Sheffey (SEC champion/All-American) and Ellen Wortham (SEC champion/All-American).

Jackie Areson
2010 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 4th/7th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: 2nd/t26th
Coach: J.J. Clark (8th season)

The Lady Vols were runners-up at the NCAA Indoor Championships and were fourth at the SEC Indoor meet, marking the third top-three indoor national finish in the past four seasons.

Phoebe Wright was the unquestionable leader of the team, sweeping NCAA and SEC indoor and outdoor titles in the 800 meters and leading off Tennessee's national champion distance medley relay unit as well. Jackie Areson swept SEC indoor and outdoor crowns in the 5000 meters, and Brittany Sheffey carded four runner-up finishes (mile/3000m indoors & 1500m/5000m outdoors) at the SEC level to follow Wright's lead.

Chanelle Price
2009 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 1st/3rd
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: 1st/t10th
Coach: J.J. Clark (7th season)

The Lady Vols captured the program's third women's national track & field team title, holding off Texas A&M to claim the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championship meet on the Aggies' home oval. In addition to winning the school's second NCAA crown in three seasons, the UT women also collected their third SEC title in the past five years.

At the NCAA Indoor meet, Sarah Bowman won the mile in an NCAA meet-record clocking of 4:29.72, and she joined Phoebe Wright, Brittany Jones and Chanelle Price to produce the fastest women's distance medley relay time in world history at 10:54.34. Celriece Law (60mH), Phoebe Wright (800m) and Annie Alexander (shot put) also scored for UT.

Sarah Bowman
2008 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 2nd/4th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: t8th/13th
Coach: J.J. Clark (6th season)

Tennessee came away with the sixth top-10 national finish of the J.J. Clark era, tying for eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships. They also placed second indoors at the SEC meet, winding up in the top three at a conference meet for the sixth time since 2003, and were fourth outdoors.

Annie Alexander made history, becoming the first female rookie in the SEC to sweep indoor and outdoor shot put titles and an outdoor discus crown as well in the same season. The UT women won NCAA and SEC Indoor titles in the DMR, and Sarah Bowman (indoor mile, 3000m/outdoor 1500m) and Courtney Champion (indoor 200m) also won SEC crowns.

Cleo Tyson
2007 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 2nd/4th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: t8th/13th
Coach: J.J. Clark (5th season)

The Lady Vols walked away from the NCAA Indoor meet with their third top-four finish in four seasons and captured their third SEC Indoor Championship trophy in three years. Underscoring the pursuit of excellence and balance within the program, Felicia Guliford was one of nine finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Sarah Bowman and Nia Ali secured SEC championships, with Bowman winning indoor crowns in the mile and 3000m and Ali taking an outdoor triumph in the heptathlon. Bowman also anchored UTís victorious DMR unit indoors. Nationally, the top performances came from the runner-up DMR indoors and third-place Shanna Dickenson in the discus outdoors.

Lynne Layne
2006 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: t3rd/5th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: t18th/18th
Coach: J.J. Clark (4th season)

After winning NCAA and SEC Indoor titles in 2005, Tennessee had to work to overcome key losses in personnel. The squad managed to produce a top-three finish at SEC Indoors (t3rd) and top-20 outcomes (18th) at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

The squad relied heavily on its young, sprint depth for points at the national meets, with Courtney Champion, LaTonya Loche, Patricia Hall and Cleo Tyson providing key contributions indoors and out. Hall swept SEC Indoor and Outdoor titles in the 400 meters, and Sarah Bowman added a win in the outdoor 1500m for Tennessee.

Treherne
2005 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 1st/3rd
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: 1st/4th
Coach: J.J. Clark (3rd season)

In year three of the J.J. Clark era, the Lady Vols broke through for their first SEC Indoor championship since 1984, the programís first NCAA title (indoors) ever and the first national crown since the 1981 Tennessee squad won an AIAW Outdoor trophy with Clarkís older sister, Joetta, on the roster. Outdoors, UT was third at SECs and fourth nationally.

Freshman sprinters Courtney Champion, LaTonya Loche and Cleo Tyson, and sophomore sprinter/long jumper Tianna Madison were keys to UTís surge, with Madison sweeping NCAA and SEC Indoor/Outdoor crowns in the long jump. Nicole Cook won an SEC Indoor title, setting a collegiate record in the 800m at 2:00.75.

Tianna Madison
2004 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 2nd/6th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: 4th/t7th
Coach: J.J. Clark (2nd season)

J.J. Clark wasted little time in his restoration of the Lady Vol track & field program, leading Tennessee to its highest NCAA and SEC finishes since 1989 and 1990. After going from ninth to second at the SEC Indoor meet in one year, UT also soared from 23rd to fourth at NCAAs. Outdoors, efforts of sixth at SECs and seventh at nationals were realized.

Nicole Cook (800m) and Brooke Novak (3000m) were victorious at SEC Indoors, and UT won its first-ever distance medley relay crown at that meet. Cook and the DMR would prevail at NCAA Indoors as well. Outdoors, Jessica Reust won an SEC pole vault title and DeeDee Trotter upset favorite Sanya Richards to win an NCAA Outdoor 400m crown.

2004
2003 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 9th/7th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: t23rd/t22nd
Coach: J.J. Clark (1st season)

The J.J. Clark era began with his team battling depth issues, but Clark and his staff managed to maximize the talent they had on hand to post top-25 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor finishes, tying for 23rd inside and 22nd outside. UT slid two spots from 2002 to ninth at SEC Indoors but managed to improve to seventh outdoors in 2003 as UT hosted the SEC meet.

UT qualified three for the NCAA Indoor meet, including 800m runner-up Nicole Cook. Outdoors, DeeDee Trotter was second in the 400m, Cook was sixth in the 800m and Sharon Dickie was eighth in the 5000m. Trotter (400m) and Dickie (5000m) also claimed SEC Outdoor titles, running on their home track in Knoxville.

2003
2002 Season

SEC Indoor/Outdoor: 7th/6th
NCAA Indoor/Outdoor: t42nd/t39th
Coach: Myrtle Ferguson (5th season)

In Myrtle Fergusonís fifth and final season of leading the womenís team at Tennessee, the Lady Vols improved from SEC finishes of 10th indoors and ninth outdoors to seventh and sixth, respectively. Nationally, UT went from 58th to 42nd indoors and from 60th to 39th outdoors.

Nicole Cook (800m) and Diane Slinden (discus) won SEC Outdoor titles for the Lady Vols, and UT also got a runner-up effort in the javelin outdoors from Denita Miller and featured a strong 4x400m relay that scored high at the NCAA and SEC Indoor and Outdoor meets, with DeeDee Trotter flashing tremendous potential as the anchor leg.

2002
Women's Cross Country Year-by-Year Archive
2012 Season
SEC Finish: 12th
Postseason: 10th NCAA South Regional
Coach: J. J. Clark (11th season)

The Lady Vol harriers improved their showing at the NCAA South Regional meet, posting a top-10 result in a loaded field after finishing 12th at the SEC Championship.

Freshman Alexis Panisse led the Big Orange in five of six races and earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors for placing in the top seven of all freshmen at the conference meet in Nashville.

Kane
2011 Season
SEC Finish: 7th
Postseason: 13th NCAA South Regional
Coach: J. J. Clark (10th season)

The Lady Vols improved their showings at both the SEC Championship and NCAA South Regional meets, finishing seventh and 13th, respectively, as they hosted the league meet for the first time since 1998.

Senior Brittany Sheffey earned All-SEC and All-South Region accolades for the third time in her career and qualified for the NCAA Championships, placing 44th out of 254 runners in her first trip to that meet.

Sheffey
2010 Season
SEC Finish: 12th
Postseason: 18th NCAA South Regional
Coach: J. J. Clark (9th season)

Their ranks depleted by graduation and injury, J.J. Clarkís Lady Vols uncharacteristically struggled to 12th place in the SEC and to 18th at the NCAA South Regional.

With veterans Brittany Sheffey and Chanelle Price sidelined by injury, true freshman Amber Zimmerman stepped up and paced the Lady Vols in five of their six races.

Zimmerman
2009 Season
SEC Finish: 2nd
Postseason: 3rd NCAA South Regional
Coach: J.J. Clark (8th Season)

The Lady Vols carded their eighth-straight top-three SEC finish, placing second, and logged a third-place outcome at the NCAA South Regional with Jackie Areson placing third at each.

UT had three representatives on both the All-SEC and All-South Region squad, and seniors Areson and Katie Van Horn each participated in the NCAA Championship meet.

Phoebe Wright
2008 Season
SEC Finish: 3rd
Postseason: 3rd NCAA South Regional
Coach: J. J. Clark (7th season)

The Lady Vols carded their eighth-straight top-three SEC finish, placing second, and logged a third-place outcome at the NCAA South Regional with Jackie Areson placing third at each.

UT had three representatives on both the All-SEC and All-South Region squad, and seniors Areson and Katie Van Horn each participated in the NCAA Championship meet.

Sarah Bowman
2007 Season
SEC Finish: 2nd
Postseason: 4th
Coach: J. J. Clark (6th season)

The Lady Vols came away second at the SEC Championships and wound up fourth at the NCAA South Regional in J.J. Clarkís sixth season here.

Sarah Bowman, Katie Van Horn and Heidi Magill-Dahl were members of both the All-SEC and All-South Region squads for the Big Orange.

Katie Van Horn
2006 Season
SEC Finish: 3rd
Postseason: 28th NCAA Championships
Coach: J. J. Clark (5th season)

The Tennessee women raced to third-place results at the SEC and NCAA South Regional meets and carded a 28th-place performance at the NCAA Championships.

Sarah Bowman and Katie Flaute were All-SEC honorees and were joined on the All-South squad by Katie Van Horn and Jackie Areson.

Katie Flaute
2005 Season
SEC Finish: 1st
Postseason: 28th NCAA Championships
Coach: J. J. Clark (4th season)

The Big Orange women won their third-straight SEC title and fourth-consecutive NCAA South Region crown and went on to place 28th at the NCAA meet.

Runner-up Felicia Guliford led four Lady Vols on the All-SEC squad, was one of four on the all-region team and paced UT at NCAAs with a finish of 58th.

Felicia Guliford
2004 Season
SEC Finish: 1st
Postseason: 21st NCAA Championships
Coach: J. J. Clark (3rd season)

The Lady Vols once again swept SEC and NCAA South Region titles and produced their best NCAA finish of the Clark era, tallying a 21st-place showing.

Felicia Guliford was the best of three All-SEC performers and was UTís top NCAA finisher, while Brooke Novak headed up a five-member all-region brigade at the NCAA South meet.

Felicia Guliford
2003 Season
SEC Finish: 1st
Postseason: 24th NCAA Championships
Coach: J. J. Clark (2nd season)

Tennessee posted its first womenís sweep of conference and regional cross country titles since 1983 and had its best finish at the NCAA Championships (24th) since 1990.

Brooke Novak was a top-five individual finisher at both the SEC and NCAA South Regional and led the Big Orange at nationals with a 58th-place effort.

Brooke Novac
2002 Season
SEC Finish: 3rd
Postseason: t-28th NCAA Championships
Coach: J. J. Clark (1st season)

J.J. Clarkís first season saw UT win the NCAA South Regional for the first time since 1983, place third at SECs and tie for 28th at the NCAA meet.

Senior Sharon Dickie spearheaded the Lady Vols attack, earning the fourth All-SEC and All-South Region honors of her career and competing in her fourth NCAA Championship race.

Sharon Dickie
Men's Cross Country Year-by-Year Archive
2012 Season
SEC Finish: 7th
Postseason: 8th NCAA South Regional
Coach: J.J. Clark (2nd Season)

The Vols bested the SEC preseason pollís prediction by recording a seventh-place finish at the SEC Championship, and notched a top-10 result at the NCAA South Regional.

First-year Vol Peter Okwera became the first Vol All-American since 2005, placing 30th at the 2012 NCAA Championship. The sophomore carded sixth-place finishes at the SEC and NCAA South Regional meets, earning All-SEC and All-South Region honors.

2012
2011 Season
SEC Finish: 5th
Postseason: 12th NCAA South Regional
Coach: J.J. Clark (1st Season)

Despite a young lineup, the Vols matched the SEC preseason pollís fifth-place prediction for them on their own course at the league meet, and they carded a 12th-place result at the NCAA South Regional.

Senior Chris Bodary led Tennessee in all six races and earned All-South Region accolades for the second-straight season. Rookie Austin Whitelaw made the SEC All-Freshman Team for his performance.

Chris Bodary
2010 Season
SEC Finish: 4th
Postseason: 4th NCAA South Regional
Coach: George Watts (26th Season)

The Vols carded finishes of fourth at both the SEC Championships and the NCAA South Regional in George Watts' final season at the helm.

Michael Spooner made the All-SEC and All-South Region squads for the third time, while junior Chris Bodary made the All-South squad, and Jake Rainey and Daniel Tobin were on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Michael Spooner
2009 Season
SEC Finish: 6th
Postseason: 6th NCAA South Regional
Coach: George Watts (25th Season)

The Tennessee men charted matching sixth-place finishes at the SEC Championships and the NCAA South Regional.

Michael Spooner paced the Big Orange at both the conference and regional meets, earning All-SEC and All-South Region kudos, and Leoule Degfae made the SEC All-Freshman squad.

Chris Rapp
2008 Season
SEC Finish: 5th
Postseason: 5th NCAA South Regional
Coach: George Watts (24th Season)

The Vols produced fifth-place performances at the SEC Championships and NCAA South Regional under George Watts.

Michael Spooner (13th) was Tennessee's lone All-SEC honoree and joined Andrew Press (19th) on the All-South Region Team by crossing the line 25th.

Steve Tobin
2007 Season
SEC Finish: 4th
Postseason: 8th NCAA South Regional
Coach: George Watts (23rd Season)

The Big Orange produced a fourth-place result at the conference meet and endured an eighth-place outcome at the NCAA South Regional.

Andrew Press (13th) and Steve Tobin (14th) earned All-SEC recognition, and Press added All-South distinction with his 24th-place effort at the regional meet.

Andrew Press
2006 Season
SEC Finish: 4th
Postseason: 4th NCAA South Regional
Coach: George Watts (22nd Season)

For the second straight season, Tennessee posted matching fourth-place finishes at the SEC Championships and NCAA South Regional.

Tyler DeVault's 12th-place showing at the SEC meet was UT's lone all-league effort, while DeVault was one of four Vols on the All-South Region squad.

Jeff Day
2005 Season
SEC Finish: 4th
Postseason: 4th NCAA South Regional, 28th NCAA Championships
Coach: George Watts (21st Season)

The Vols made their 31st appearance at the NCAA Championship meet, placing 28th, and checked in with fourth-place team results at the SEC and NCAA South Regional races.

Zach Sabatino became UT's 17th all-time men's cross country All-American with a 23rd-place NCAA finish and led the Vols by taking third at regionals and sixth at SECs.

Zach Sabatino
2004 Season
SEC Finish: 5th
Postseason: 6th NCAA South Regional
Coach: George Watts (20th Season)

UT improved one spot from 2003 to fifth at the SEC meet but fell two spots to sixth at the NCAA South Regional in George Watts' 10th season at the helm.

Zach Sabatino paced the club from Rocky Top at the NCAA South Regional (10th) and SEC Championships (11th) with all-star efforts. Andy Baksa (21st) also added All-South kudos.

Matthew Lapp
2003 Season
SEC Finish: 6th
Postseason: 4th NCAA South Regional
Coach: George Watts (19th Season)

Tennessee fashioned a sixth-place showing at the SEC meet and knocked out a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South Regional. Tim Kelly (191st) also represented UT at the NCAA meet.

Kelly led a trio on the All-South Region squad with his seventh-place output. Joining him were Matthew Lapp (19th) and Dusty Miller (22nd).

Nate Jansen
2002 Season
SEC Finish: 4th
Postseason: 1st NCAA South Regional, 38th NCAA Championships
Coach: George Watts (18th Season)

The Vols captured their first region or district crown since 1995, carded a fourth-place SEC showing and came in 31st at the NCAA Championship meet.

Scott DeFilippis (8th) and Patrick Gildea (12th) made the All-SEC squad and were among six Vols on the All-South Region team. Gildea, checking in 100th, was UT's top NCAA finisher.

Patrick Gildea
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