Karl Jennings     
      Karl Jennings

Scotch Plains, N.J.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 186

110 Hur./400 Hur.


2002-Outdoor- Hampered by injury most of the outdoor season ... Before his injury, Jennings went a perfect two for two in 110m hurdles races ... Chalked up his lifetime-best 110m hurdles time of 13.88, a provisional qualifier, in a winning effort that also led to a team victory at the Cal Invitational (March 23) ... Won the 110m hurdles at USC’s Trojan Classic in 13.91 to open the outdoor season.

2002-Indoor- Celebrated the end of an indoor season marked by dramatic improvement with a team NCAA title and All-America status in the 60m hurdles ... Dropped a career-best 7.77 to earn bronze in the SEC Indoors 60m hurdles (Feb. 24) to lead the Vol hurdling contingent ... Jennings’ 7.77 stands as the third-best time in school history behind greats like Willie Gault and Dawane Wallace ... Jennings took fifth in the 60m hurdles with a 7.80 clocking (7.78 in the prelims) at the NCAA Indoors to provide an essential four points to fuel the Vol title run (March 8) ... Overachieved at NCAAs by finishing fifth despite entering the meet with the seventh-best time in the nation ... Opened the season with a 7.29 (7.84c) in the 55m hurdles prelims at the Tennessee Classic (Jan. 6) ... Crossed in 7.89 for best 60m hurdles time of season to take silver and help Vols to win at the Armory Invitational (Feb. 9) in New York ... Finished second in 7.37in the 55m hurdles to help propel the Vols to the team crown at the SEC Eastern Division Challenge at Florida ... Earned gold with a 7.95 finish in the 60m hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational.

2001-Outdoor- Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Named Most Improved Track Athlete at team banquet...Quickly becoming one of the best hurdlers on the roster...Stands in the top three among Vols in the 60M, 110M and 400M hurdles...Saved best for SECs as Jennings notched his 13.88 PR in the 110M hurdles prelims (May 12)...Got on the scoreboard with a fifth-place, 14.02 in the 110M hurdles finals at the SEC Outdoors...Clocked in at 13.91 to take fifth in the Georgia Tech Invitational...Covered the 110M hurdles in 13.97 to earn eighth in addition to setting his 400M hurdles career best (51.56) to take 10th at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville (April 13)...Ran a 51.84 in the 400M hurdles prelims before being timed at 51.95 to take sixth and score in both hurdles events in the SEC Outdoors...Clocked a 52.2 in the 400M hurdles to earn eighth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State...Jennings led off the first-place shuttle hurdle relay team at the Penn Relays to set a meet record with a 54.73 clocking...Led off the silver shuttle hurdle relay effort (54.99) at the Sea Ray Relays.

2001 Indoor- Broke the tape in a season-best 7.97 in the 60M hurdles prelims at the SEC Indoors (Feb. 24)...Took eighth in the 60M hurdles finals (7.99) in the SECs...Ran an 8.01 in the 60M hurdles prelims at the Pepsi Valentine's Invitational at Virginia Tech...Offered up an 8.11 to earn fifth at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational...Finished in 7.50 to take fourth in the 55M hurdles at the Tennessee All-Comers Meet.

2000-Outdoor- Made tremendous improvement to become one of Tennessee's top hurdlers...Sped to a NCAA provisional and career-best time of 13.98 in the 110M hurdles to take fourth at the Gatorade Twilight Meet (May 18)...Ran a 13.99w at the Georgia Tech Invitational...Double scorer at the SEC Outdoors by taking seventh in both the 110M (14.02) and 400M hurdles (52.42)...Posted his career-best time of 52.22 in the preliminaries of the 400M hurdles at the SEC Outdoors to qualify for the finals...Ran a 14.34 to finish third in the 110M hurdles at the Knoxville Invitational...Ran the first leg on Tennessee's third-place shuttle hurdle relay, the second-fastest Vol effort of the season, at the Penn Relays (56.32)...Ran the preliminary heats of the 110M hurdles (14.05) and the 400M hurdles (52.67) at the National Invitational Team Championships in Austin, Texas...Posted a 110M hurdles time of 14.17 (sixth), a 400M hurdles time of 54.00 (10th) at the Florida Relays and ran the third leg of Tennessee's second-place, 56.28 shuttle hurdle relay, its fastest of the season.

2000 Indoor- Timed at a career-best 7.54 (eighth) in the preliminary heat at the UT All-Comers Meet (Feb. 18)...Clocked a 60M hurdles career-best 8.12 at the Kroger Invitational (Feb. 12) to finish eighth...Missed qualifying for the SEC Indoor 60M hurdles finals with a 16th-place, 8.35 in the preliminaries...Placed fifth in 8.28 in the 60M hurdles at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational.

1999- Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL- Took fifth in the New Jersey State Meet in the high jump and 110 hurdles...Top high school time in the 400IH was 54.88...High jumped 6-06 in high school...Tabbed All-County and All-Area...Team won three section championships, one group championship, two county and a county relay championship...Helped team to a perfect dual meet record.



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