Jarael Nelvis     
      Jarael Nelvis
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
White Station

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160


Year (In/Out):


60m: 6.86 (2011)
200m: 21.28 (2011)

100m: 10.54 (2011)
200m: 21.12 (H.S.)


2012 Outdoor 4x100mR: 7th, 40.21


2011 Indoor 4x400mR: 7th, 3:11.37

2012 Indoor 4x400mR: 6th, 3:11.29
2012 Indoor 200m: 8th, 21.49
2012 Outdoor 4x100mR: 6th, 40.47

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America First Team (2012 4x100mR)...Three-time SEC scorer, including individually in 200m and twice with indoor 4x400m relay units.

2012: Honors - Earned USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America First Team honors..Indoors - Made his first SEC individual final, placing eighth at the SEC Indoor meet in 21.49...Also ran on UT's sixth-place 4x4, which posted a season-best of 3:11.29...Came up with his first career victory at the Akron Invitational, winning the Gold Division 200m in 21.44...Finished sixth in the 60m with a 6.93 readout at the Kentucky Invitational...Also ran on UT's third-place 4x400m relay unit (3:16.50) at that meet...Covered the 200m in 21.84 to finish 12th at the Auburn Invitational...Posted a 21.52 200m readout to place seventh at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Aided UT's 4x400m relay to fifth in 3:13.04 there as well...Finished 11th in the championship 200m final at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in 22.49...Outdoors - Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet with the 4x100m relay team, finishing in seventh place with a time of 40.21...The relay team had a season-best readout at the NCAA meet, finishing in 39.25 during the semifinals...Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with the 4x100m relay team, contributing to a season-best time of 39.66 and the No. 5 mark at the NCAA East Preliminary Round...Scored at the SEC Championship meet for the first time in his outdoor career by running the third leg of the 4x100m relay, which finished sixth in a clocking of 40.47...Ran a time of 21.66 in the 200m prelims at the SEC Championships...Zipped to second place in the 200 meters, popping off a wind-aided 20.83 effort at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Handled the third leg of UT's runner-up 4x100m relay (40.13) as well...Ran the opening leg on UT's runner-up unit in the Showcase 4x100m event at the Sea Ray Relays and was part of UT's third-place Showcase 4x400m relay (3:10.97).

2011: Indoors - Ran the second leg for UT's seventh-place SEC Indoor 4x400m relay unit that clocked in with a season-best 3:11.37 readout...Posted 60m dash PRs at the Kentucky Invitational, running 6.92 in the prelims and 6.86 in the final to place fifth...Ran 6.92 in the SEC prelims but did not advance...Ran a PR of 21.28 in the SEC 200m dash prelims but did not move on...Clocked a then-PR of 21.33 at the Kentucky Invitational to take runner-up honors...Outdoors - Was hampered by injuries but managed a 100m dash PR anyway...Posted a 10.54 result to take second in the straight sprint at the UT-UCLA Dual...Added a third-place finish in the 200m at that meet, covering the half-lapper in 21.23...Scored in his third event at the UT-UCLA Dual, handling the baton third in UT's second-place, season-best 40.21 performance...Had a fifth-place 100m effort of 10.68 at the Sea Ray Relays...

HIGH SCHOOL: Won 2009 Tennessee AAA 200m title in PR time of 21.12 and was runner-up in the 100m at 10.74...That 21.12 readout rated him No. 12 on Track & Field News' prep list in 2009...Ran 100m PR of 10.70 to win AAA Section 4 meet...Indoor PRs came at the 2010 KTC High School Indoor Classic, where he crossed the line in 7.06 in the 60m and 22.26 in the 200m in the prelims...Ran a 22.37 in the final to rate fifth in the 200...His short sprint time was good for ninth...Member of National Honor Society and DECA at WSHS.

PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1992, in Chesapeake, Va....Majoring in recreation/sport management...Mother is Linda Morgan...Has four sisters: Jamie, Jasmine, Jamieson and Joanna...Recipient of the Kleber E. Dunklin Athletic Scholarship.



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