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    Nathan Grace     
     
      Nathan Grace
Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Bearden

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Event:
Sprints

Eligibility:
In: N/A / Out: Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
Indoors
200m 21.86 (2008)
400m 48.96 (2008)
Outdoors
200m 21.79 (2009)
400m 47.95 (2008)

GRACE'S SEC SCORING
2007 Outdoor 4x400mR: 6th, 3:09.35
2008 Indoor 4x400mR: 3rd, 3:09.26
2008 Outdoor 4x400mR: 7th, 3:06.51
2009 Indoor DMR: 5th, 9:54.82
2009 Indoor 4x400mR: 8th, 3:11.19
2009 Outdoor 4x400mR: 8th, 3:10.86

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Six-time scorer at the SEC Championships, including three occasions on the 4x400m relay outdoors...Helped the UT sprint medley relay to the Championship of America at the 2009 Penn Relays...SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2007.

2010: Indoors - Sprinted to a season-best 400m time of 49.28 at the Texas A&M Challenge...Won his prelim heat in 49.64 at the SEC Championships but did not advance...Helped the 4x400m relay team finish third at the A&M meet with a time of 3:13.38...Outdoors - Did not compete due to injury.

2009: Indoors - Competed on UT's fifth-place distance medley relay at the SEC Indoor Championships, helping the group to a time of 9:54.82...Ran in only three 400m races during the indoor season...Finished third in the 400m with a time of 49.00 at the Wesley A. Brown Invite...Placed second in the 300m at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a mark of 34.32...Outdoors - Helped the 4x400m relay to an eighth-place finish at the SEC Championships in 3:10.86 and a regional-qualifying time at the Florida Relays in 3:09.37...The unit improved on that clocking at the regional to finish ninth in 3:08.34...Ran on Tennessee's championship sprint medley relay quartet at the Penn Relays, helping the Vols to their 72nd all-time wheel...Ran the anchor leg on Tennessee's 4x100m relay for all three of its top performances during the 2009 season...That unit finished 10th at the SEC Championships in 39.92, then improved on that time twice at the NCAA Mideast Regional, posting times of 39.82 in the prelims and 39.90 in the finals to finish seventh overall...Finished second in the 400m with a season-best time of 48.15 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Finished second in the 400m at the Eastern Kentucky Open with a clocking of 48.48...Placed second at the season-opening USF Invitational with a time of 48.54 in the 400m...Also finished runner-up at the USF Invitational in the 200m with a time of 21.79.

2008: Indoors - Ran the second leg on the Vols' third-place 4x400m relay at the SEC Indoor Championships...Recorded his personal-best time of 21.86 while placing ninth in the 200 at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Took the baton for the third leg on Tennessee's victorious 4x400 relay at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Ran a season-best time of 48.96 in his first 400m of the season, finishing sixth at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge...Outdoors - Took the baton for the second leg on Tennessee's eighth-place 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships...Stopped the clock in 48.24 during the preliminary round of the 400 at the SEC Outdoor Championships...Handled the second leg on Tennessee's seventh-place 4x400 relay team at the conference championships...Finished 10th in a personal-best time of 47.95 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in his first 400 of the season.

2007: Honors - Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Ran the first leg of UT's sixth-place 4x400m relay at the SEC Indoor Championships...Anchored Tennessee's fifth-place 4x400m relay team in the championship section at the New Balance Invitational...Finished 14th in the 400m with a season-best time of 49.04 at the McCravy Memorial...Led off Tennessee's victorious 4x400m relay at the Indiana Open in his first collegiate meet...Outdoors - Was one of three freshmen running on Tennessee's fourth-place 4x400m relay that advanced to the national championship meet with a time of 3:07.15...He carried the baton for the third leg at the NCAA Mideast Regional...Ran the third leg on UT's 4x400m relay team that finished 16th in the semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Lowered his personal-best time in the 400m twice in back-to-back meets, as he raced to a time of 48.64 at the Vanderbilt Invitational before running to a third-place, 48.11 finish at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Ran the second leg on Tennessee's victorious distance medley relay at the Sea Ray Relays.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a member of four straight regional championship teams...Ran on the state champion 4x400m relay team in 2006...Competed in the 200m and 400m at the 2006 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

PERSONAL: Born June 4, 1988, in Knoxville, Tenn....Majoring in kinesiology...Parents are Deborah Freeney and Thaddeus Grace...Has an older brother, Thaddeus.

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