March 26, 2014
NEW ORLEANS -- The Tennessee Volunteers are ranked 15th in the USTFCCCA men's national preseason outdoor track and field computerized team rankings, the national coaches association released this week.
The Vols opened the outdoor schedule last week at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays. Junior Tavis Bailey highlighted Tennessee's performance by breaking Kevin Fitzpatrick's 1992 school record in the discus. Bailey's best throw cleared 202 feet, 6 inches (61.72 meters), which currently ranks second in the country.
The Alabama meet also included a victory by Kyle Quinn in javelin with a distance of 247 feet (75.30 meters), the fourth-best mark in program history. Terrance Livingston paced the Vols' runners with a third-place finish in the 400 meter invitational (47.13 seconds).
Both the Tennessee men's and women's teams will be in action Friday and Saturday at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina.
The SEC emerged as big winners in this week's USTFCCCA rankings with eight teams in the top 25, speaking to the overall depth of the league.
The next rankings will be released April 8.