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    Akeem Hardnett     
     
      Akeem Hardnett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Woodward Academy

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165

Event:
Triple Jump/Long Jump

HARDNETT ABBREVIATED
High School
Woodward Academy
Coach Tim Hamling
Career Bests
Triple jump - 51-5 3/4 (15.69)
Long jump - 22-10 (6.96)
UT all-time top-10 list
Triple jump, 9th, 51-5 3/4, 2008
SEC Results-Indoor
2006-Triple jump 49-1 1/2 (9th)
2007-Triple jump 50-0 3/4 (2nd)
2008-Triple jump 49-5 1/2 (6th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2006-Triple jump 48-1 3/4w (11th)
2007-Triple jump 50-4 (4th)
2008-Triple jump 51-5 3/4 (2nd)
Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2007-Triple jump 42-5 1/2 (24th)

Major-Journalism and Electronic Media.

2008 Outdoor-Moved to ninth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the triple jump while earning runner-up honors at the SEC Outdoor Championships with his personal-best leap of 51-5 3/4 (May 18) ... Opened his season by tying his personal-best long jump leap of 22-10 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 22) ... Finished fourth with a mark of 48-11 in the triple jump at the Tiger Track Classic (April 5) ... Placed seventh with a wind-aided triple jump mark of 49-10 1/4 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) ... Finished sixth in the triple jump with a wind-aided leap of 51-2 3/4 while battling unseasonably cold temperatures at the Drake Relays (April 26).

2008 Indoor-Opened his season with a personal-best long jump mark of 22-10 that placed fifth at the Clemson Opener (Nov. 30) ... Placed fifth in his first triple jump competition of the season with a leap of 48-4 3/4 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 11) ... Returned to Blacksburg and recorded a then-season-best triple jump of 49-1 3/4 to place sixth at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 23) ... Recorded his season-best triple jump mark of 49-5 1/2 and finished sixth at the SEC Indoor Championships (March 2) ... Finished 12th in the triple jump at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 26) ... Placed 15th in the championship section of the triple jump at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 9).

2007 Outdoor-Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Lettered after recording a personal-best mark of 50-4 in the triple jump to take fourth and contribute to Tennessee's team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 13) ... Won the triple jump at the Smoky Mountain Twilight with a leap of 48-6 3/4 ... Finished fourth in the college section of the triple jump with a 49-9 mark at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Tied for eighth in the triple jump at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Led off Tennessee's seventh-place 4x100 relay at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 17) ... Recorded a wind-aided mark of 21-0 in his only long jump mark of the season at the Alabama Relays (March 24) ... Placed 24th at the NCAA Mideast Regionals in the first regional competition of his career (May 26).

2007 Indoor-Finished second in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 50-0 3/4 at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25) ... Also finished second in the triple jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a mark of 50-0 (Jan. 12) ... Took fourth in the long jump in 21-6 1/4 at the Indiana Open (Jan. 6).

2006 Outdoor-Led off the Vols' victorious 4x100 relay team that recorded a time of 40.12 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) ... Ran the first leg of the 4x100 relay as Tennessee won the event at the Sea Ray Relays with a time of 39.70 (April 15) ... Finished second in the triple jump with his mark of 47-6 1/2 at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 22) ... Recorded a wind-aided mark of 47-0 1/4 to place seventh at the Disney World Invitational (March 25) ... Finished seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 47-10 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Leaped to a wind-aided mark of 48-1 3/4 to place 11th in the triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 14) ... Placed 14th in the triple jump with a wind-aided measurement of 49-2 1/4 at the Sea Ray Relays ... Took the baton for the first leg of the 4x100 relay at the Hurricane Invitational as the Vols finished eighth in 42.57 (March 18).

2006 Indoor-Opened the season with a personal-best mark in the triple jump, recording a measurement of 50-2 on his way to a third-place finish at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 3) ... Extended his career-best mark in the long jump with a 22-3 effort on his way to a 16th-place finish in the college section of the New Balance Invitational ... Recorded a mark of 49-4 1/4 in the triple jump to win the event at the Hoosier Open (Jan. 7) ... Finished second in the triple jump with his 49-9 1/4 measurement at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 14) ... Finished fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 48-5 1/4 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 17) ... Finished ninth, just 1/4 of an inch behind teammate Carjay Lyles, with a mark of 49-1 1/2 in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 26) ... Recorded a measurement of 22-2 1/4 in the long jump to finish 16th at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 18).

2005 Indoor and Outdoor-Redshirted ... Achieved his career-best triple jump mark at the USA Junior Championships, where he leaped 49-10 1/2 to capture seventh (June 26) ... Though a triple jump specialist, Hardnett did compete unattached once in the long jump, finishing sixth with a 21-2 1/2 measurement at the Tennessee All-Comers (Jan. 7).

High school-Continually improved his place and triple jump distance at Georgia state championships ... Won 2004 Georgia 4A state title in the triple jump with a 48-8 1/4 leap ... Named to Atlanta all-metro team in 2004 ... Finished second in the triple jump with a 47-7 1/2 measurement at the 2003 Georgia 4A state championships ... Took third in the triple jump with a 46-4 1/2 mark at the 2002 Georgia 4A state championships ... Took region championship in the triple jump as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Holds school record in the triple jump with leap of 48-8 1/4 ... Boasts top 100 time of 10.9 ... Team finished fifth at the 2002 Georgia state meet.

Personal-Full name is Akeem Nimeiry Hardnett ... Born April 30, 1986 in Atlanta ... Parents are Oscar and Gloria Hardnett ... Also has an older sister, Ayana ... Nicknamed "The Dream" by teammates.

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