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    Carjay Lyles     
     
      Carjay Lyles
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
Stephenson High

Last College:
Murray State

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175

Event:
Triple Jump/400 Hurdles

Experience:
1L

PERSONAL RECORDS

Career Bests
400 hurdles 53.0
Triple jump 49-9 1/4 (15.17)

SEC Results-Indoor
2006-Triple jump 49-1 3/4 (8th)
2006-4x400 relay DQ

SEC Results-Outdoor
2006-Triple jump 48-0 1/2w (12th)
2006-400 hurdles 55.40 (15th) preliminaries

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

Major- Sociology.

2006-Outdoor- Ran the second leg on UT's shuttle hurdle relay, helping the Vols claim their fourth-straight victory at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Ran the third leg on Tennessee's shuttle hurdle relay at Penn Relays, where the Vols won their second-straight and 15th overall title in the event ... Tennessee's time of 55.87 from the Penn Relays was the fastest collegiate shuttle hurdle relay time of the year ... Lyles finished sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 47-11 3/4 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) ... Finished 11th in the college section at the Penn Relays, recording a 44-3 1/2 measurement in the triple jump (April 29) ... Finished 16th in the triple jump with an outdoor-season-best mark of 48-8 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Placed 12th in the triple jump at the SEC outdoor championships with a wind-aided mark of 48-0 1/2w (May 14) ... Led off the Vols' 12th-place 4x400 relay at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Anchored UT's 4x100 relay team twice during the season, crossing the finish line eighth at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 18) and finishing ninth at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 22) ... Recorded a season-best time of 53.49 and finished 11th in the 400 hurdles at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) ... Also finished 11th at the Vanderbilt Invitational, clocking 55.44 (April 22) ... Crossed the finish line in 55.40 in the 400 hurdles during the preliminaries at the SEC outdoor championships (May 12).

2006-Indoor- Lettered for the Vols ... Finished eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 49-1 3/4 at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 26) ... Jumped to a season-best mark of 49-8 1/2 to place third in the triple jump at the Kentucky Invitational ( Jan. 13) ... Finished sixth in the triple jump after landing with a mark of 48-10 at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Place fourth in the triple jump at the Hoosier Open, topping out with a 48-0 3/4 effort in his first competition of the season (Jan. 7) ... Crossed the finish line in 7.79 to place 11th in the 55 hurdles at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Finished 12th in the 60 hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational, stopping the clock at 8.36 (Jan. 14) ... Also ran the 400 at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing 29th with a time of 49.95 ... Finished 26th in his only long jump competition of the season, which resulted in a jump of 21-0 1/2 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 18).

2005-Indoor and Outdoor- Sat out season after transferring from Murray State ... Achieved his career-best triple jump mark of 49-9 1/4 to win the Tennessee Classic (Feb. 18) while competing unattached in the indoor season.

BEFORE TENNESSEE


Began collegiate career at Alabama in 2003 before transferring and using his redshirt season in 2004 at Murray State, training under current Tennessee assistant coach Norbert Elliott ... Competed in both the SEC indoor and outdoor championships at Alabama ... During redshirt year at Murray State, under Elliott's direction, Lyles added five-feet to his triple jump PR and sliced 2.5 seconds from his 400 hurdles time ... Finished with bests of 49-6 in the triple jump and 53.01 in the 400 hurdles at Murray State ... Began triple jumping as a junior at Stephenson High and placed sixth at the 2001 Georgia state high school meet ... Went undefeated in the triple jump as a senior in 2002, winning county, regional and state championships ... Holds the region record in the triple jump at 48-0 ... Florida Relays champion in the triple jump after updating his then-personal best to 47-9 ... State finalist in the 300 hurdles, finishing fifth in 38.8 ... Achieved a career best of 37.6 in the 300 hurdles ... Part of a Stephenson High squad that pieced together runner-up finishes in the county, region and state meets for three consecutive years (1999-01) ... Led team to county, region and state championships in 2002.

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