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    John Hewitt     
     
      John Hewitt
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Franklin, Tenn.

High School:
Franklin

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160

Event:
Hurdles/Sprints

PERSONAL RECORDS
Indoors
400m 48.30 (2009)
Outdoors
400m 47.99 (2008)
400m Hurdles 51.58 (2009)
HEWITT'S SEC SCORING
2009 Indoor 4x400mR 8th, 3:11.19

2009: Once again named to the USTFCCA All-Academic Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 400m hurdles, finishing 13th in 52.66...Finished ninth in the 400m hurdles with a lifetime-best time of 51.58 at the SEC Outdoor Championships...Placed fifth in the 400m at the Smoky Mountain Twilight with a time of 48.55...Clocked in at 52.49 to place second in the 400m hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays...Placed sixth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.04 at the Florida Relays...Won the 400m hurdles at the season-opening USF Invitational with a mark of 52.47...Earned a letter after helping the 4x400m relay to an eighth-place finish in 3:11.19 at the SEC Indoor Championships...Placed seventh in the 400m at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a time of 48.67...Finished fifth in the 400m with a time of 49.09 at the Wesley A. Brown Invite...Placed fifth in the 500m with a mark of 1:05.06 at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Indoor PR in the 400m came at the SEC Championships...

2008: Named to the USTFCCA All-Academic Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Came close to his personal-best 400m hurdles time at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships, finishing the preliminary round in 52.64...Crossed the finish line in 52.52 during the preliminaries at the SEC Outdoor Championships...Recorded his season-best time in the 400m hurdles with a 52.42 run at the Drake Relays...Finished second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.07 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Led off Tennessee's sixth-place 4x400m relay team and finished seventh in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.20 at the Tiger Track Classic...Finished second to give the Vols both of the top two places in the 400m hurdles with his 52.89 time at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational...To close the indoor season, recorded his season-best time of 48.58 in the 400m at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Ran to a ninth-place finish in the 400m with his 49.23 time at the Penn State National Invitational...Also ran the first leg on the Vols' seventh-place 4x400m relay team and finished eighth in the 400m at the Big Ten-SEC challenge...Led off Tennessee's victorious 4x400m relay team at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

2007: Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll...Earned a letter after helping the Vols claim the SEC Outdoor team title...Finished fifth in the 400m hurdles and led off Tennessee's second-place 4x400m relay at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Recorded his personal-best time of 53.70 in the 400m hurdles while placing 11th at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Ran to a then-personal-best clocking of 53.95 in the 400m hurdles and carried the baton for the second leg on Tennessee's fourth-place 4x400m relay at the Yellow Jacket Invitational...Finished 13th in the 400m hurdles at the Alabama Relays...Placed 17th in the 400m hurdles and ran the second leg on Tennessee's second-place 4x400m relay at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational...Recorded a 49.78 clocking in the 400m at the New Balance Invitational to highlight his indoor campaign...Placed 16th after recording a season-best time of 49.13 in the 400m and ran the second leg on Tennessee's fourth-place 4x400m relay at the McCravy Memorial... Led off Tennessee's second-place 4x400m relay at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Finished fourth in the 400m with a time of 49.49 at the Indiana Open...Also ran the second leg on Tennessee's victorious 4x400m relay...Placed 10th in the 400m at the Clemson Opener after stopping the clock at 50.21.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at the 2006 Nike Indoor Nationals, where he was the third-ranked 400m runner entering the meet...Finished seventh in the 200m, third in the 400m and fourth as a member of the 4x100m relay team at the state meet as a junior...Led off Franklin's fifth-place 4x400m relay, seventh-place 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay at the 2006 TSSAA Championships...Placed 10th in the decathlon at the TSSAA Championships as a sophomore and also ran on the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams...Earned all-region acclaim as a wide receiver and kick returner on Franklin's football team as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1988, in Franklin, Tenn....Parents are Bill and Beth Hewitt...Family also includes sisters Sarah Beth and Caity and brother Jesse.

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