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    Michael Ayers     
     
      Michael Ayers
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Ravenwood

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Event:
Decathlon/Pole Vault

AYERS ABBREVIATED
High School
Ravenwood
Coach Gary Kinder
Career Bests
All-America
Decathlon7,360
Heptathlon5,286
Tennessee all-time top-10 list
Heptathlon 10th, 5,286, 2008
Decathlon event PRs
10010.94
Long jump23-0 (7.01)
Shot put41-11 1/4 (12.78)
High jump6-5 (1.96)
40049.69
110 hurdles15.91
Discus124-6 (37.94)
Pole vault16-6 3/4 (5.05)
Javelin174-10 (53.30)
1,5004:41.36
First Day PR3,907
Second Day PR3,585
SEC Results-Indoor
2008-Heptathlon 5,286 (3rd)
Pole vault 15-11 (14th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2008-Decathlon 7,360 (3rd)
Pole vault 16-6 3/4 (5th)
High jump No Height
Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2008-Pole vault 16-1 1/4 (17th)
NCAA Results-Outdoor
2008-Decathlon 7,288 (12th)

Major-Arts & Sciences.

2008 Outdoor-Earned All-America honors in the decathlon after finishing as the eighth American at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished 12th overall in the decathlon with his score of 7,288 (June 11-12) ... Placed third in the decathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships and earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors with a personal-best score of 7,360, which ranks as the third-highest score by a freshman in school history (May 15-16) ... Earned a regional-qualifying and personal-best mark of 16-6 3/4 while placing fifth in the pole vault at the conference championship meet (May 18) ... Also finished third in the decathlon at the Sea Ray Relays with a score of 7,227 in his first multi-event competition in front of the home crowd (April 9-10) ... Set his previous season-best clearance of 16-0 3/4 in the pole vault while tying for second at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 29) and while placing third at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Also at the Smoky Mountain Twilight, recorded the first long jump victory of his collegiate career with a personal-best leap of 23-0 ... Opened his outdoor season with an eighth-place, 11.12 run in the 100 (March 22).

2008 Indoor-Named to SEC All-Freshman Team as the highest-finishing freshman in the heptathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Scored a personal-best 5,286 to place third in his first conference championship meet (Feb. 29-March 1) ... His score places him 10th on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the event ... Finished fourth with 5,087 points in his first collegiate heptathlon at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 25-26) ... Won his first collegiate competition, taking first in pit one of the pole vault at the Clemson Opener with his 15-7 clearance (Dec. 1) ... Finished sixth in the long jump and 11th in the high jump at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge (Jan. 19) ... Earned a season-best long jump mark of 22-5 3/4 while competing in the New Balance Invitational at the historic Armory in New York City (Feb. 8).

High school-Broke the Tennessee high school state record with 7,377 points at the 2007 state championship meet to claim his record third consecutive state title ... Also finished second in the pole vault, third in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump at the state championships ... Was named 2007 Middle Tennessee Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year, the first athlete from Ravenwood to receive that honor ... Left Ravenwood with school records in the 4x400 relay, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault and shot put in addition to his state record ... Was the top high school finisher in the junior decathlon at the USA Outdoor Championships, finishing sixth behind five collegians ... Scored 7,079 points and placed second in the decathlon at the 2007 AAU Nationals, held on UT's campus ... His score broke the previous AAU national record ... Finished second with 6,865 points in the decathlon at the 2006 USATF Junior Olympics ... Earned All-America honors after finishing fifth in the pentathlon at the 2007 Nike Indoor High School National Championships ... Scored 6,398 points and placed ninth in the junior decathlon at the 2006 USA Outdoor Championships ... His score ranked fifth in the country in 2006 using junior implements ... Played wide receiver for Ravenwood's 2005 5A state champion football team.

Personal-Full name is Michael Patrick Ayers II ... Born November 7, 1988 in Nashville ... Parents are Mike and Patty Wrenne Ayers... Family also includes sister Katy.

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