Feb. 24, 2014
Several Tennessee field athletes ended the 2013-14 indoor regular season on a high note over the weekend at the Virginia Tech Challenge in Blacksburg, Va.
Five Vols and Lady Vols represented UT, led by senior pole vaulter Chase Brannon. The native of Brentwood, Tenn., set a new personal record, winning the event with a jump of 5.43 meters. The mark also places Brannon in a tie for seventh place all-time in UT history with Adam Smith (1993).
In the shot put ring, Tavis Bailey finished second overall with a final distance of 18.75 meters. This is the redshirt sophomore's third-best throw of his career, coming off his best performance at the Cupid Classic in Birmingham, Ala.
On the women's side, Tennessee placed two jumpers in the top three, led by Linda Hadfield's 4.10 meter mark, a score which ties her total set at the Armory Invitational in New York City January 2013. At this event last year, Hadfield scored a 4.24, which still ranks her at the top of UT's all-time performers list.
Teammate Erin Champion recorded a 4.00 score, which was good for third place overall. With this score, Champion tied her personal best. She recorded a 4.00 last February at SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
Felecia Majors continued her strong freshman season with a second-place finish in the long jump. The Lorton, Va., native jumped 6.06 meters, a personal best and 12th in UT history.
With the regular season now over, Tennessee track and field turns to SEC Indoor Championships. This year's three-day tournament will be hosted in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M University Thursday through Saturday.