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    Eric Pierce     
     
      Eric Pierce
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Britain, Conn.

High School:
New Britain

Last College:
Southern Connecticut State

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 174

Event:
Triple Jump/Long Jump

Experience:
1L

PERSONAL RECORDS

Career Bests
Long jump 24-10 1/2 (7.58)
Triple jump 51-5 (15.67)

Tennessee all-time top-10 list
Triple jump, 9th, 51-3 3/4, 2005

SEC Results-Indoor
2005-Long jump Foul
2005-Triple jump 51-3 3/4 (4th)

SEC Results-Outdoor
2005-Long jump 24-10 1/2 (4th)
2005-Triple jump 50-2 (5th)

Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2005-Long jump 23-3 1/2 (13th)
2005-Triple jump Foul

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

Major- Sociology.

2005-Outdoor- Finished the season as the Vols' best long and triple jumper ... Finished no worse than third in any long jump or triple jump competition from March 19 through April 30 ... Notched his lifetime-best long jump leap of 24-10 1/2 to capture fourth at the SEC outdoor championships (May 14) ... Added more SEC outdoor points in the triple jump, putting a season-best 50-2 mark down the sand pit to place fifth (May 15) ... Finished 13th in the long jump (23-3 1/2) and fouled in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Became Tennessee's second long jump winner at the prestigious Penn Relays after leaping 24-6 1/2 to win the college section ... Also took third in the college section of the triple jump after a 49-3 leap at the Penn Relays ... Jumped a wind-aided 24-1 1/2w to earn silver in the long jump and 49-6 1/4 to take bronze in the triple jump at the Gatorade Classic.

2005-Indoor- Registered his season-best triple jump of 51-3 3/4 to capture fourth at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 27), adding more than a foot to his previous season best, but fouled in the long jump ... Mark of 51-3 3/4 moves him to ninth on Tennessee's all-time list in the triple jump ... Finished third in the Virginia Tech Last Chance triple jump with a measurement of 50-6 3/4 ... Placed second in the triple jump (50-0) and tied for sixth in the long jump (23-1 1/4) at the Virginia Tech Challenge ... Won the long jump with a 23-2 1/2 effort and earned silver in the triple jump with a 48-10 mark at the Tennessee All-Comers ... Took third in the long jump (22-10 1/2) and triple jump (47-9 3/4) at the Penn State National Meet ... Finished fourth in the long jump with a 24-1 leap and 15th in the triple jump with a 46-8 3/4 effort at New York's New Balance Invitational.

2004-Indoor and Outdoor- Redshirted ... Arrived at Tennessee in fall 2003 ... Won the triple jump with a 46-4 measurement while competing unattached at the Gatorade Classic ... Finished second in the long jump with a 22-7 1/4 leap while competing unattached at the Knoxville Invitational.

BEFORE TENNESSEE

Transferred from Southern Connecticut State ... Set SCSU's school record in the triple jump at 51-5 ... Named Division II All-America in both the indoor and outdoor season in 2003 in the triple jump ... New England triple jump champion both indoor and outdoor in 2003 ... Named Northeast 10 Conference rookie of the year for the 2003 indoor season ... Attended high school at New Britain High ... Won New England high school championship in 2001 ... Took Connecticut state high school triple jump gold in 2001 ... Boasts high school PRs of 6-8 in the high jump, 22-9 in the long jump and 47-10 in the triple jump.

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