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    Jonathan Wade     
     
      Jonathan Wade
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shreveport, La.

High School:
Evangel Christian

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Event:
100/200

Experience:
2L

Honors:
Four-time All-America

PERSONAL RECORDS

Career Bests
60 6.67
100 10.21
200 20.58

Tennessee all-time top-10 list
60, 6th, 6.67, 2005
4x100 relay (Greer, Kikaya, Lambert, Wade), 2nd, 38.72, 2003
4x100 relay (Burton, Wade, Merritt, Williams), 3rd, 38.83, 2005
4x100 relay (Pritchett, Wade, Merritt, Williams), 9th, 39.29, 2005

SEC Results-Indoor
2003-55 6.31 (10th) preliminaries
2003-200 21.82 (7th)
2004-60 6.76 (5th)
2005-60 6.73 (3rd)
2005-200 21.23 (8th) preliminaries

NCAA Results-Indoor
2005-60 8.59 (8th) injured

SEC Results-Outdoor
2003-100 11.22 (8th)-injured
2003-200 Scratched (injury)
2003-4x100 relay 38.92 (1st)
2004-100 10.59 (11th) preliminaries
2004-200 DQ
2004-4x100 relay 40.17 (4th)
2005-100 10.62 (14th) preliminaries
2005-200 21.00 (11th) preliminaries
2005-4x100 relay 39.58 (4th)

Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2003-200 21.76 (15th) preliminaries
2004-100 10.35w (10th) preliminaries
2004-200 21.55w (8th)
2004-4x100 relay 40.84 (4th)
2005-100 DQ
2005-4x100 relay 39.28 (3rd)

NCAA Results-Outdoor
2003-200 21.04 (12th) semifinals
2003-4x100 relay 38.72 (2nd)
2004-200 20.98 (22nd) preliminaries
2004-4x100 relay 39.52 (10th) preliminaries
2005-4x100 relay 38.83 (3rd)

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

Major- African and African-American studies.

2005-Outdoor- Clocked his season-best 100 time of 10.43 to finish sixth in the invitational section at the Sea Ray Relays (March 26) ... Also assigned the second legs on the Vols' victorious 4x100 and 4x200 relays with times of 39.54 and 1:21.75, respectively, on the home track at the Sea Ray Relays ... Earned All-America honors for his 4x100 relay prowess, running the second leg on the Vols' third-place, 38.83 effort at the NCAA outdoor championships ... The Vols' 4x100 relay time of 38.83 stood as a season best and the third-best time in school history ... Contested three events at the SEC outdoor championships ... Took the second leg on Tennessee's fourth-place, 39.58 effort in the 4x100 relay at the SEC championships ... Ran a 10.62 in the 100 prelims to rank 14th and clocked a 21.00 to place 11th in the 200 prelims at the SEC meet ... Helped the Tennessee 4x100 relay qualify for NCAAs with a third-place, 39.28 time but was disqualified for a false start in the 100 at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Won the 200 at the Jim Click Shootout to open the season with a time of 21.09 ... Played an important role on three of Tennessee's all-time top-nine 4x100 relay teams ... Vital part of Vols' 4x100 relay success in 2005, running primarily the second leg on three winning efforts and never finishing below fourth in any prelim or final ... Assigned the leadoff leg on a third-place, 3:17.07 sprint medley relay effort in the championship section at the Penn Relays.

2005-Indoor- Posted his lifetime-best time in the 60 after running the SEC preliminary in 6.67 to rank as the day's fastest qualifier (Feb. 26) ... Best time of 6.67 strengthened his hold on sixth on Tennessee's all-time top-10 list in the 60 ... Took third in the 60 final with a 6.73 time and eighth in the 200 prelim with a time of 21.23 at the SEC indoor championships ... Earned All-America honors in the 60 at the NCAA indoor championships ... Ran the fourth-fastest prelim time of 6.69 in the 60 before getting injured and finishing eighth in the final with an 8.59 time at the NCAA meet ... Took second in the 60 at New York's New Balance Invitational, getting to clock his final time of 6.78 in Madison Square Garden as part of the Millrose Games ... Ran his season-best 55 time of 6.39 to rank third in the prelims at the Tennessee Classic (Feb. 18).

2004-Outdoor- Achieved his season-best wind-legal 100 time of 10.38, a regional qualifier and the season's second-fastest time by a Vol, to earn fourth in a quality field at the Texas Relays (April 3) ... Ran his fastest 200 of the season, a 20.79, to garner fourth at Clemson's Orange and Purple Classic (May 8) ... Rang up his season-best wind-aided 100 with a 10.35w time to place 10th in the preliminaries at the Mideast Regional (May 28) ... Also placed eighth in the 200 (21.55w) and ran the second leg of the fourth-place 4x100 relay (40.84) at the Mideast Regional ... Helped the Vols to their fastest 4x100 relay effort of the season, clocking a 39.52 to take 10th in the prelims at the NCAA outdoors ... Chalked up double winners in the 100 (10.41w) and 200 (20.93), both regional qualifiers, at the Knoxville Invitational ... Assigned the second leg on Tennessee's winning 4x100 relay in 39.60, the Vols' second-fastest of the season and a regional qualifier, at the Sea Ray Relays ... Led off the Vols' fastest sprint medley relay of the season, a 3:18.32, to earn bronze at the Penn Relays ... Helped the Vols to a fourth-place, 40.17 finish after running the second leg of the 4x100 relay at the SEC outdoors ... Was disqualified for a lane violation in the SEC outdoor 200, but early results showed a respectable fifth-place, 20.98 effort ... Finished 11th in the 100 prelims with a 10.59 time at the SEC outdoors.

2004-Indoor- Posted his season-best 60 time of 6.76, the second-fastest by a Vol on the season, to capture fifth at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 29) ... Finished so close to winner and 2004 Olympian Gary Kikaya in the 55 finals at the Tennessee Invitational that the race results had to be broken down to thousandths of a second ... Finished second in the Tennessee Invitational 55 with a season-best time of 6.27, the best of the season by a Vol (Feb. 20) ... Ran to a seventh-place, 6.85 finish in the 60 at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 60 with a 6.82 time to contribute points to the Tennessee cause at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York ... Ran a 6.85 in the prelims and 6.89 in the semifinals to place 13th in the 60 at the Sevigne Husker Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 60 with a 7.03 time, after running a pair of 6.93 races in the prelims and semifinals, and clocked in at 22.60 in the 200 at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

2003-Outdoor- Won Most Valuable Freshman Award at team banquet ... Filling the niche as the Vols' top returning 200 man ... Anchored Tennessee's third consecutive SEC 4x100 relay championship in 38.92, but suffered a slight hamstring injury and wasn't himself in the 100 and scratched from the 200 finals ... Couldn't go full bore in an eighth-place, 11.22 outing in the 100 finals at the SEC outdoors ... Finished 15th in the 200 prelims with a 21.76 clocking at the NCAA Mideast Regionals, but got an at-large invite for the NCAA outdoors based on an earlier finish ... Earned All-America honors after finishing 12th, the eighth American, in the 200 semifinal with a 21.04 time at the NCAA outdoors, after advancing from the prelims with the second-fastest time (20.95) ... Assigned his familiar anchor leg for the Vols' runner-up 4x100 relay team at the NCAA outdoors, steaming to a season-best 38.72 finish--the second-fastest quartet in school history ... The 4x100 relay, 38.72 effort marked the third consecutive top-three finish for Tennessee in the event and the fastest time the Vols have ever run in the NCAA finals (June 13) ... Posted his season-best 200 time of 20.79, a regional qualifier, to win the event in the season opener at the Florida State Relays (March 22) ... Wade's 20.79 stood as the squad's second-fastest 200 of the season, behind Gary Kikaya's 20.73 ... His 11.75 points, the second-highest total on the squad, proved crucial to Tennessee's one-point victory at the SEC Triangular in Columbia, S.C. ... Took runner-up honors in the 100 in a season-best 10.39 and the 200 in 20.94, while also anchoring the 4x100 relay to a 39.56 winner and regional qualifier in the first race ... Swept the short sprints at the Sea Ray Relays with a season-best 10.39 winner in the 100 and 20.80 triumph in the 200 (April 11) ... Built the lead with a solid second leg to help secure Tennessee's fourth sprint medley relay title at the Penn Relays ... The Vol sprint medley quartet posted a 3:14.41 steamer, the second-fastest time in school history ... Tied for sixth with a 10.62 in the 100 at the Penn Relays ... Won the Knoxville Invitational 100 with a time of 10.63 ... Finished third with a 10.49 time in the invitational 100 at the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio ... Finished fourth in the 200 (20.96) and seventh in the 100 (10.46) and took the unique assignment of the second leg on Tennessee's ninth-place (10:12.74) distance medley relay at the Florida Relays.

2003-Indoor- Got on the scoreboard in his first SEC meet, finishing seventh in the 200 in 21.82 ... However, Wade's 6.31 time to take 10th in the 55 prelims left him one-hundredth of a second away from qualifying for the finals at the SEC indoors in Gainesville, Fla. ... Raced to a quality, second-place, 6.76 finish in the 60 and a sixth-place, 21.28 finish in the 200 in hopes of improving his NCAA indoor stock at the Iowa State's NCAA qualifier, however neither performance shaved time off his season bests ... Season-best provisional times of 6.70 and 21.18 didn't quite make NCAA indoor cut ... Just 10 days removed from the gridiron, Wade won his first collegiate race by taking the 55 in 6.26, an NCAA provisional qualifier and his season best, at the Tennessee All-Comers Meet (Jan. 9) ... Named SEC Track Athlete of the Week Jan. 15 for his winning performance ... Won his second consecutive race with a personal-best 60 time of 6.70 at Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational (Jan. 18) ... Led the Volunteers with 18 points and two NCAA provisional qualifiers en route to taking the SEC East Challenge ... Won the 200 in 21.18, his season-best time and the best indoor time of the season for the Vols, and finished runner-up in the 60 in 6.72, missing gold by just one-hundredth of a second, at Kentucky's SEC East Challenge (Jan. 25) ... Ran a ninth-place, 6.33 in the 55 at the Gator Invitational ... Finished third in the 200 (21.25) and seventh in the 60 (6.97) at the Armory Invitational ... Earned silver in the 55 with a 6.29 time at the Tennessee Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL

Expected to contribute immediately on the national level to Tennessee's proud sprint effort ... During high school career at Evangel Christian, broke a Louisiana state record set by former Vol great Leonard Scott, another Louisiana dual-sport star ... Claimed the 200 title by clocking a 20.95 in the World Youth Championships held in Hungary ... A state champion in both the 100 and 200 ... Named the 2001 Gatorade Louisiana Track Athlete of the Year ... His 21.03 time in the 200 stands as a Louisiana high school record ... Named all-state MVP in track as a junior by The Shreveport Times.

FOOTBALL

Started seven of 11 games at cornerback for the Vols in 2005 ... Tallied 32 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, seven passes defended, two interceptions and one fumble recovery during the 2005 season ... Valuable member of Tennessee defense that ranked third in the SEC in total defense in 2005 ... Snagged two interceptions in 2005, tied for second on the squad ... Returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown to spur the Vols to victory during the Mississippi game ... Notched six tackles against Alabama in 2005, tying his career best ... Worked his way back into the 2004 starting rotation at cornerback after missing most of the 2003 season ... Started five games at cornerback and played in all 13 games, logging 24 tackles, one pass broken up and one forced fumble in 2004 ... Also boasts offensive career statistics from his offensive snaps in 2002 and 2003 seasons ... Rushed 10 times for 68 yards for a 6.8 average per carry ... Grabbed nine receptions for 89 yards in 2002 and 2003 ... Received medical redshirt for 2003 season ... Played on both sides of the ball in 2003 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in just the second game of the season against Marshall ... Improved enough at his wide receiver position to make three late-season starts in 2002, while playing in 12 games ... Caught eight passes for 84 yards, a 10.5-yard average, to give the Vols a speedy deep threat ... Wade also kept defenses honest on the ground by picking up 78 yards on nine reverse attempts for a sparkling 8.7-yard per carry average ... Did the most damage versus old rival Alabama, sparking a Vol touchdown drive with a 32-yard reception and 21-yard rush, both season bests, on the same drive.

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