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    Jacob Dennis     
     
      Jacob Dennis
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Queens, N.Y.

High School:
Science Skills

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 167

Event:
200/400

Experience:
3L

PERSONAL RECORDS

Career Bests
200 22.50 (i)
400 47.20
500 1:04.53

Tennessee all-time top-10 list
500, Eighth, 1:04.53, 2006

SEC Results-Indoor
2004-400 48.92 (23rd) preliminaries
2004-4x400 relay 3:15.41 (5th)
2005-400 Scratched
2006-Distance medley relay 9:47.56 (3rd)
2006-400 49.27 (20th) Preliminaries

SEC Results-Outdoor
2004-400 47.99 (17th) preliminaries
2004-4x400 relay 3:08.62 (4th)
2005-4x400 relay 3:10.26 (6th)
2006-400 48.15 (21st) preliminaries
2006-4x400 relay 3:11.79 (7th)

Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2004-4x400 relay 3:07.66 (5th)
2006-400 47.81 (28th) preliminaries

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

Major- History.

2006-Outdoor- Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished eighth in the 400 with a personal-best time of 47.20 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) ... Led off the Vols' fourth-place effort in the 4x400 relay at the Hurricane Invitational (March 18) ... Ran the third leg of UT's sprint medley relay team that finished third in the championship section at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Also ran the second leg of Tennessee's distance medley relay, which finished fourth in the college section at the Penn Relays ... Finished 20th in the 400 with a time of 48.03 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Led off the Vols' seventh-place effort in the 4x400 relay at the Disney World Invitational (March 25) ... Ran the first leg on UT's 4x400 relay team that finished seventh at the SEC outdoor championships (May 14) ... Recorded a time of 48.15 to finish 21st in the preliminaries of the 400 at the SEC outdoor championships ... Ran the 400 in 47.81 to place 28th in the preliminaries at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26).

2006-Indoor- Finished fourth in the 500 with a personal-best time of 1:04.53 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 17) ... His time stands as the eighth-fastest in Tennessee history in the event ... Ran the fourth leg on Tennessee's third-place distance medley relay team at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 26) ... Finished sixth in the 200 with a time of 22.62 at the Indiana Open (Jan. 7) ... Moved to his specialty the next weekend and finished 14th in the 400 with a time of 48.79 at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 14) ... Finished the 400 in 49.87 to place seventh at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Ran the fourth leg on UT's distance medley relay team that finished 16th at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3) ... Crossed the finish line in 49.27 in the 400 to place 20th in the preliminaries at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 25) ... Finished 24th in the 200 with a time of 22.84 at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 3) ... Placed 38th in the 400 with his time of 49.47 during the preliminaries at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3).

2005-Outdoor- Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Managed to improve his 400 time in each of the four meets in which he contested the event ... Finished fourth with a season-best 400 time of 48.34 at the Knoxville Twilight Meet (May 6) ... Finished 23rd with a 48.72 time in the 400 at the Sea Ray Relays ... Ran the second leg on the Vols' two fastest 4x400 relay efforts of the season ... Ran on Tennessee's sixth-place, 3:10.26 effort in the 4x400 relay at the SEC outdoor championships ... Helped Vols take second with a 3:10.55 time in the 4x400 relay at the Gatorade Classic.

2005-Indoor- Finished the indoor season as Tennessee's top 400 man with a season-best time of 48.38 ... Reached his season-best time of 48.38 at New York's New Balance Invitational (Feb. 5), ranking 24th in the 400 prelims ... Struck bronze with a 48.39 clocking in the 400 at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational ... Finished seventh in the 400 with a 48.77 time at the Kentucky Invitational to open his season ... Assigned the anchor leg on Tennessee's season-best 4x400 relay time of 3:12.52 to earn eighth place at the New Balance Invitational on New York's big stage ... Anchored the Vols to silver in the 4x400 relay (3:13.65) at the Penn State National Meet.

2004-Outdoor- Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Co-recipient of the Herb Neff Award (freshman or non-scholarship athlete who makes valuable contribution) with Jim Sexton and Jeff Trembley at team banquet ... Achieved both indoor and outdoor season-best times in his specialty, the 400, by peaking at the SEC meet ... Nailed down his lifetime-best 400 effort with a 47.99 time in the SEC outdoor prelims (May 15) ... Helped move the scoreboard for the Vols at the SEC outdoor meet by leading off the fourth-place, 3:08.62 effort in the 4x400 relay ... Led off Tennessee's season-best 4x400 relay, a fifth-place, 3:07.66, at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Clocked in at 48.55 in the 400 at the Raleigh Relays ... Sprinted around the home oval in 48.59 in the Sea Ray Relays 400 ... Also ran on Tennessee's third-place, 9:53.54 distance medley relay and fourth-place, 3:08.17 4x400 relay at the Sea Ray Relays ... Ran a 10th-place, 48.65 in the 400 at the Alabama Relays ... Took the second leg on Tennessee's fastest distance medley relay of the season, a 9:51.89 to place 11th at the Penn Relays ... Completed the 400 in 48.70 to secure eighth place at the Gatorade Classic ... Opened his outdoor season by running the squad's best split on the leadoff leg of Tennessee's third-place, 3:16.23 effort in the 4x400 relay at Florida State's Snowbird Invitational.

2004-Indoor- Clocked his season-best 400 time of 48.92 to place 23rd in the talent-laden preliminaries at the SEC indoors (Feb. 28) ... Assigned the leadoff leg on Tennessee's fifth-place, 3:15.41 effort at the SEC indoors, the second-fastest 4x400 relay time of the season ... Ran his season-best 200 time of 22.50 to place 15th at Kentucky's McCravy Memorial (Jan. 31) ... Finished the 400 in 49.48 to finish 13th in his homecoming at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York, in addition to leading off the sixth-place 4x400 relay (3:16.20) ... Opened his indoor season in the 400 with a 49.29 clocking at the Virginia Tech Invitational, where he also ran the second leg on UT's third-place, 3:15.64 4x400 relay.

HIGH SCHOOL

Ran anchor leg on the New York state champion indoor 4x400 relay in 2001 ... Qualified for the state and national meet in the 400 as a junior and senior ... Won his team's most outstanding athlete award in 2001 and 2002 ... Member of the Honors Society from his freshman through senior years in high school.

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