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    Tyler DeVault     
     
      Tyler DeVault
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairmont, W.Va.

High School:
East Fairmont

Last College:
West Virginia

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 165

Event:
1,500/Steeple

Experience:
2L

PERSONAL RECORDS

Career Bests
1,500 3:45.69
Mile 4:07.97
3,000 8:28.46
Steeplechase 8:57.03
5,000 14:07.93

SEC Results-Indoor
2005-Mile 4:08.44 (4th)
2005-Distance medley relay 9:57.87 (5th)
2006-Distance medley relay 9:47.56 (3rd)
2006-Mile 4:29.77 (21st) preliminaries

SEC Results-Outdoor
2005-Steeplechase 9:36.78 (15th)
2005-5,000 14:55.65 (25th)
2006-1,500 3:46.44 (3rd)
2006-5,000 15:02.55 (29th)

Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2005-5,000 DNF
2006-1,500 3:45.69 (3rd)

NCAA Results-Outdoor
2006-1,500 3:56.60 semifinals

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

Major- Management/Human Relations

2007- Elected team captain with Jangy Addy and Chris Helwick.

2006-Outdoor- Named Most Improved Athlete, along with Yarrick Kincaid, at the team banquet ... Named to U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team ... Earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships in the 1,500 by finishing third in consecutive postseason races ... Finished third in the 1,500 with a time of 3:46.44 at the SEC outdoor championships (May 14) ... Kicked past the competition at the end, moving from ninth to third over the last 50 meters of the race ... Recorded his personal-best time of 3:45.69 while finishing third in front of the home crowd at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 27) ... Opened his 1,500 season with a a sixth-place finish in what was then a career-best time of 3:46.87 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Earned a personal-best time of 14:07.93 in the 5,000 while placing 15th in section one at the Stanford Invitational (March 31) ... Ran the third leg of Tennessee's fourth-place 4x800 relay team at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Anchored the Vols' distance medley relay team that finished fourth in the college section at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Also at Penn Relays, ran the second leg on Tennessee's 4xmile relay team that finished eighth in the championship section (April 29) ... Recorded a time of 3:56.60 in the 1,500 to finish 25th in the semifinals at the NCAA outdoor championships (June 8).

2006-Indoor- Lettered after anchoring the Vols' distance medley relay team to a third-place finish at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 26) ... Finished fifth in the 3,000 with a personal-best time of 8:28.46 at the Niswonger Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Ran a personal-best time of 4:07.97 while finishing 20th in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 4) ... Crossed the finish line in 1:54.02 in the 800 to finish fifth at the Indiana Open (Jan. 28) ... Anchored Tennessee's distance medley relay team to a 16th-place finish at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3) ... Finished 13th in the mile with a time of 4:08.39 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 4) ... Recorded a time of 4:29.77 in the mile to place 21st in the preliminaries at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 25).

2005-Outdoor- Finished the outdoor season with regional-qualifying marks in both the steeplechase and 5,000 ... Career-best 5,000 time of 14:10.90 led all Vols in 2005 and placed 16th in section two at the Stanford Invitational (March 25) ... Reached his season-best steeplechase time of 9:04.15 to finish ninth in the championship section of the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Doubled in the steeplechase (15th, 9:36.78) and 5,000 (25th, 14:55.65) at the SEC outdoors ... Opted to compete in the 5,000 at the NCAA Mideast Regionals but did not finish ... Finished fourth with a time of 9:08.50 in the steeplechase at the Gatorade Classic ... Placed sixth in the 1,500 in 3:50.35 at the Sea Ray Relays ... Led off the victorious 4x800 relay (7:24.16) and took the anchor leg on the championship 4x1,500 relay (15:38.78) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Ran the anchor leg on Tennessee's season-best distance medley relay, a 10:04.37 clocking to place 17th in the college section at the Penn Relays.

2005-Indoor- Authored his career-best mile time of 4:08.44 to capture fourth in the mile at the SEC indoor championships, churning past three competitors in the final 200 meters to score valuable points (Feb. 27) ... Finished 19th in the mile with a 4:13.41 time at the Penn State National Meet ... Placed 17th in the 3,000 after running an 8:40.32 at the Virginia Tech Challenge ... Led off Tennessee's two fastest distance medley relays of the season ... Ran on the Vols' fourth-place, 9:51.83 distance medley relay effort at the New Balance Invitational in New York ... Took the first leg on Tennessee's fifth-place, 9:57.87 distance medley relay effort at the SEC indoor championships.

Cross Country 2006- Elected team captain ... Won Captain's Award and shared Most Valuable Runner Award with Jeff Day at the team banquet ... Scored in all four of the Vols' races in which he competed and led the team in two ... Finished 12th overall and first on the team at the 8K SEC championship ... Was the first Vol to cross the finish line and finished 49th overall at the 8K Brooks Pre-Nationals (blue race) ... Finished 18th overall and second on the team at the 10K South Regional ... Opened his season with a 14th-place overall finish, good for third on the team, at the 8K Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic

Cross Country 2005- Won the Most Improved Award and a letter award for dependable service during the 2005 campaign ... Ran in all seven races, one of only three Vols to do so, and scored in five of those meets, including three consecutive team victories to open the season ... Finished 25th, fourth among Vols, with a time of 24:10.53 at the 7.9K SEC championship ... Placed 85th with a 33:34.67 time at the 10K NCAA South Regional ... Ran to 249th after clocking a 33:42.2 time at the 10K NCAA championship ... Placed fourth, second among Vols, with a 15:34 time at the 5K Chattanooga Invitational ... Took fifth overall and among Vols after completing the 7.3K Tennessee Invitational in 24:13 ... Ran to 13th, third among Vols, in 24:58.91 at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic (gold race) ... Finished 105th in 25:06.2 at the 8K Pre-Nationals Invitational (blue race).

Cross Country 2004- Redshirted.

BEFORE TENNESSEE

Transferred to Tennessee after West Virginia cut its program ... Raced to top collegiate times of 8:57.03 in the steeplechase, 8:31 in the 3,000 and 3:55.2 in the 1,500 ... Finished third in the steeplechase with a 9:03.72 time at the 2003 Big East outdoor championships ... Ran in every race during the 2002 cross country season at West Virginia as a freshman ... Finished fifth at the Hillbilly Classic and 29th at the Penn State Invitational in 2002 ... Attended East Fairmont High in Fairmont, W.Va., where he helped his team to runner-up honors after winning the 2001 state cross country meet ... Captain of high school track, cross country, golf and basketball teams ... Averaged seven points and nine rebounds a game during his senior basketball season ... High school track team finished ninth at state meet and runner-up in the conference.

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