Robert Boulware     
      Robert Boulware

Charlotte, N.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

110 Hurdles



Career Bests
55 hurdles 7.36
60 hurdles 7.88
110 hurdles 13.97 / 13.83w
300 hurdles 37.72 (hs)

SEC Results-Indoor
2003-55 hurdles 7.51 (19th) preliminaries
2004-60 hurdles 7.93 (8th)

SEC Results-Outdoor
2003-110 hurdles 14.00 (10th) preliminaries

Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2003-110 hurdles 14.02w (10th) preliminaries
2003-4x100 relay 40.37 (3rd)


2004 Outdoor: Major- Economics. Won Most Improved Athlete Award at team banquet ... Continued a nice progression of improvement until a leg injury sustained at the Gatorade Classic (May 2) cut his season short ... Ran his fastest wind-aided 110 hurdles time of his career, a 13.83w regional qualifier, to place fourth in a quality field at the Texas Relays (April 3) ... Posted his lifetime-best clocking of 13.97, a regional qualifier, to earn eighth in a crowded 110 hurdles field at the Sea Ray Relays (April 9) ... Won the Knoxville Invitational with a 14.04 time in the 110 hurdles ... Opened the season with a second-place, first among collegians, 14.01 time in the 110 hurdles at the Snowbird Invitational at Florida State ... Finished fifth with a 13.97w effort in the 110 hurdles at the Raleigh Relays ... Scratched from the SEC and NCAA Mideast Regional championships 110 hurdles prelims after aggravating a leg injury.

2004 Indoor: Ran his career-best 60 hurdles time of 7.88, a provisional qualifier, in the preliminaries at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Raced over the 55 hurdles in a career-best 7.36, a provisional qualfier, in the prelims of the Tennessee Invitational (Feb. 20) and later finished fourth in 7.38 in the finals ... Finished eighth and in the scoring column with a 7.93 time in the 60 hurdles at the SEC indoor championships ... Clocked a 7.96 to nab sixth in the 60 hurdles at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Finished fourth in 8.01 in the 60 hurdles at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York.

2003 Outdoor: Won Herb Neff Award (walk-on who makes a valuable contribution) at team banquet ... Took his coaching to heart and seemed to improve each time he crouched in the starting blocks ... Saved his best 110 hurdles effort, a lifetime-best 14.00, for the SEC outdoors, earning 10th in the prelims (May 17) ... Despite not having run the short relay previously, Boulware unselfishly took the second leg on the 4x100 relay at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 31), helping the Vols finish third in 40.37 and qualify for nationals ... Finished 10th in the 110 hurdles prelims with a time of 14.02w at the NCAA Mideast Regionals in Columbus, Ohio (May 30) ... Notched his first collegiate winner with a 14.09 clocking in the 110 hurdles at the Knoxville Invitational (April 27) ... Led off Tennessee's second-place, 55.53 effort in the shuttle hurdle relay at the Florida Relays and clocked in at 14.48 in the 110 hurdles ... Contributed a regional-qualifying 14.28 time to take seventh in the 110 hurdles, continuing his theme of improvement and helping the Vols to a one-point win in the SEC Triangular at South Carolina ... Notched his third consecutive PR improvement with a 14.20 to take 16th in the 110 hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays ... Also ran the third leg on Tennessee's thrilling 55.17 winner in the shuttle hurdle relay at the Sea Ray Relays ... Ran a 14.21 in the 110 hurdles prelims at the Penn Relays to finish 18th ... Assigned the third leg for Tennessee's third-place, 55.20 shuttle hurdle relay effort at Penn's Franklin Field ... Finished third in 14.20w in the high hurdles on a nasty day at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Classic ... Made the NCAA outdoor trip as an alternate on the 4x100 relay team.

2003 Indoor: Posted his season-best 55 hurdles time of 7.45 in a fifth-place effort at the Tennessee Classic (Feb. 21) ... Finished 19th in the 55 hurdles prelims at the SEC Indoors with a time of 7.51 ... Registered his season-best 60 hurdles time of 8.03 in a ninth-place finish at Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational (Jan. 18) ... Clocked in at 7.53 in the prelims and 7.64 in the finals in the 55 hurdles at the Gator Invitational.

2002: Redshirted.

Football: Played his way into becoming a valuable member of the Volunteer defensive backfield in 2004 ... Chalked up 13 tackles from his safety position in 2004, the most productive of his three seasons ... Played in all 13 games and made three starts at strong safety in 2004 ... Fielded an unexpected short kickoff against ancient rival Alabama and promptly returned it 12 yards to set up the Tennessee offense ... Accumulated 23 career tackles following 2005 Cotton Bowl ... Played in all 13 games in 2003, earning his way into the defensive back rotation ... Finished 2003 with five tackles, four solo and one assist ... Played in nine games in 2002, his freshman season, logging time in the secondary and on special teams ... Notched five tackles in 2002, including two against South Carolina ... Redshirted in 2001.


Claimed the North Carolina state 55 hurdles title in consecutive years ... Also took state titles in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles ... State record holder in the 55 hurdles with a 7.4 time ... Took second in the 110 hurdles at the National Scholastic Meet ... Named his track squad's MVP his junior year ... Raced to sixth in the 60 hurdles at the Nike Indoor Classic.


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