Justin  Hunter

Justin Hunter

Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Ocean Lakes

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200


Year (In/Out):

High Jump: 6-10.25/2.09m (2011)
Long Jump: 26-1.50/7.96m (2011)
Triple Jump: 46-7.25/14.20m (H.S.)

High Jump: 7-3/2.21m (H.S.)
Long Jump: 25-10.75/7.89m (H.S.)
Triple Jump: 50-8.25/15.45m (H.S.)
*Through September 7, 2012


2011 Indoor Long Jump: 8th, 25-4.50/7.73m


2011 Indoor Long Jump: 5th, 25-4/7.72m
2011 Outdoor Long Jump: 7th, 25-7.50/7.81m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 USTFCCCA Indoor All-American (long jump)...2011 SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team...SEC Freshman of the Week (1/18/11, 2/8/11)...Named 2011 Vol Indoor Most Valuable Field Athlete, Vol Indoor Freshman of the Year and winner of Ed Murphey Award for Most Outstanding Vol Performance.

2012: Honors - None...Indoors - N/A...Outdoors - N/A.

2011: Honors - Was a USTFCCCA Indoor All-American in the long jump...Named to the 2011 SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team and was a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week (1/18/11, 2/8/11)...Selected Vol Indoor Most Valuable Field Athlete, Vol Indoor Freshman of the Year and winner of Ed Murphey Award for Most Outstanding Vol Performance...Indoors - Earned All-America acclaim in the long jump, finishing eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a leap of 25-4 ½...Fifth at SEC Indoor meet, carding a mark of 25-4...Began the season with three consecutive meet wins in the long jump...Opened up with an lifetime best of 26-1 to triumph at the Kentucky Invitational...Went 26-1 ½ to win at the Penn State national, carding a UT indoor freshman record and the No. 3 indoor mark all-time by a Vol...Claimed victory at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational as well, soaring to 25-10 ¼...Notched a high jump indoor best, clearing 6-10 ¼ to place third at the Hokie Invitational... Was 10th at SEC Indoors at 6-8 ¾...Outdoors - Finished seventh in the long jump at SEC Outdoors with a best of 25-7 ½...Was 10th in the high jump at the league meet at 6-11...Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round but did not advance...Competed in spring football practice and didn't begin outdoor campaign until April 22, posting runner-up finishes in the long jump (25-7 ½) and triple jump (49-10) at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Outdoor long jump best of 25-10 ¼ came at the Penn Relays, where he was fourth in the championship division...That mark was a half inch shy of the UT freshman outdoor record and ranked him No. 7 on UT's all-time outdoor performers list.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 1 in the long jump (25-10 ¾), fourth in the high jump (7-3) and sixth in the triple jump (50-8 ¼) by Track & Field News among U.S. preps in 2010...Won long jump at 2010 USA Junior Championships with a PR leap of 25-10 ¾ and went on to finish sixth with a best of 24-6 ¼ at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada...Won Virginia AAA state titles in the long and high jumps in 2009 and 2010 and made it three event wins in his senior season by taking the triple jump crown as well.

PERSONAL: Born May 20, 1991...Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Mother is Gloria Hunter...2010 SEC All-Freshman performer for football Vols, catching 16 passes for 415 yards and a UT freshman-record seven TDs during 2010 campaign...Was off to a great start in 2011 before tearing his ACL in game vs. Florida...Recipient of the Fred R. Langley Athletic Scholarship Fund.



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