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    Matthieu Pritchett     
     
      Matthieu Pritchett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Enka-Candler, N.C.

High School:
Enka

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 165

Event:
100/200

PRITCHETT ABBREVIATED
High School
Enka High
Coach Joe Bell
Career Bests
Three-Time All-America
60 - 6.68
100 - 10.35/10.07w
200 - 21.00
UT all-time top-10 list
60, 9th, 6.68, 2008
4x100 relay (Pritchett, Wells, Stevenson, Williams) 3rd, 38.82, 2008
4x100 relay, (Pritchett, Wade, Merritt, Williams) 5th, 38.86, 2006
SEC Results-Indoor
2005-60 prelims - 6.80 (11th)
200 prelims - 21.87 (15th)
2006-55 - 6.35 (5th)
2007-60 - 6.77 (6th)
2008-60 - 6.78 (7th)
200 - 21.41 (9th)
NCAA Results-Indoor
2008-60 prelims - 6.78 (17th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2005-100 prelims - 11.31 (21st) injured
2006-100 - 10.56 (7th)
4x100 relay - 39.48 (2nd)
2007-100 - 10.51 (6th)
4x100 relay - 38.91 (1st)
2008-100 - 10.40 (9th)
200 - DNF
4x100 relay - 38.82 (2nd)
Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2006-100 prelimins - 10.38w (17th)
4x100 relay - 44.94 (8th)
2007-100 prelims - 10.55 (14th)
4x100 relay - 45.49 (8th)
2008-100 prelims - 10.50 (23rd)
4x100 relay prelims - 39.78 (2nd)
NCAA Results-Outdoor
2006-4x100 relay - 38.86 (2nd)
2007-4x100 relay - 38.86 (3rd)
2008-4x100 relay - 39.19 (5th)

Major-Communication Studies.

2007-08-Along with Brent Smith, represents Tennessee's track and field team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2008 Outdoor-Elected team captain with Jangy Addy and Michael Hogue ... Earned his third All-America certificate after leading off Tennessee's fifth-place 4x100 relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 13) ... Finished ninth in the 100 with a 10.40 clocking and ran the first leg on Tennessee's second-place 4x100 relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 18) ... Quartet's time of 38.82 ranks third in school history ... Helped earn the sixth 4x200 Penn Relays wheel in school history, tied with TCU for the most ever in that event, by running the first leg on Tennessee's victorious quartet (April 26) ... Also ran the first leg on the Vols' 4x100 relay that finished second at the Penn Relays ... Finished second in the 100 in 10.55 and fifth in the 200 in 21.36 while running the first leg on Tennessee's third-place 4x100 relay at the Tiger Track Classic (April 5) ... Opened his season by leading off Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay team at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 29) ... Recorded his personal-best time of 21.00 while winning the 200 in his last meet in front of the home crowd at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Ran a wind-aided 10.07 while finishing second in the 100 one day before running a time of 21.00 for third in the 200 and leading off Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11).

2008 Indoor-Advanced to his first national championship meet as an individual with his 6.68 time in the 60 ... Recorded his personal-best time of 6.68 and moved to ninth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the event while winning the Virginia Tech Last Chance (March 8) ... Also won the 60 at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a time of 6.70 that tied his personal-best clocking at the time (Feb. 22) ... Ran to a time of 6.35 while finishing third in the 55 at the Virginia Tech Invitational one day before placing fifth in the 200 in 21.83 (Jan. 11) ... Finished sixth in the 60 in 6.85 and eighth in the 200 with his 21.90 time at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge (Jan. 19) ... Finished fourth in the 200 with his 21.63 time one day after placing sixth in the 60 at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 25) ... Ran to a runner-up finish in the consolation final of the 60 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Finished seventh in the 60 with his time of 6.78 and ninth in the 200 in 21.41 at the SEC Indoor Championships (March 2) ... Stopped the clock in 6.78 for the 17th-fastest clocking during the preliminary round of the 60 at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 14).

2007 Outdoor-Won Lifter of the Year Award as the best pound-for-pound weightlifter on the team ... Earned his second All-America certificate by leading off Tennessee's third-place 4x100 relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 8) ... The quartet's time of 38.86 tied the 2006 relay, also led off by Pritchett, for fourth on Tennessee's all-time top-10 list in the event ... Ran the first leg on Tennessee's 4x100 relay that broke the Audrey J. Walton Stadium record with a time of 39.51 during the preliminaries of the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbia, Mo. (May 25) ... Led off Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay and finished sixth in the 100 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to help the Vols claim the team title (May 13) ... Ran his personal-best, wind-legal time of 10.35 during the preliminaries of the 100 at the conference championship meet (May 12) ... Led off Tennessee's victorious 4x200 relay and finished third with a then-personal-best clocking of 10.37 in the 100 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Also at Sea Rays, led off Tennessee's third-place 4x100 relay (April 14) ... Finished third in the 200 with a time of 21.24 at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 17) ... Recorded a personal-best and regional-qualifying time of 21.07 and finished fifth in the 200 at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 21) ... Finished fifth in the 100 and ran the first leg on Tennessee's third-place 4x100 relay at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31) ... Ran the first leg on Tennessee's 4x200 relay that recorded the fastest time, 1:22.36, in the preliminaries at the Penn Relays but did not compete in the finals (April 27) ... Finished sixth in his first 100 of the season with a time of 10.54 at the Alabama Relays (March 24) ... Led off Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay at the Alabama Relays (March 25).

2007 Indoor-Ran to a personal-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 6.70 while finishing second in the 60 at the McCravy Memorial (Jan. 20) ... Finished third in the 60 with a time of 6.84 at the Indiana Open (Jan. 6) ... Finished sixth in the 60 after stopping the clock at 6.77 at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25) ... Placed eighth in 6.81 in the 60 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3) ... Stopped the clock at 6.31 to take fourth in the 55 at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Invitational (March 3) ... Placed fifth in the 60 at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 2) ... Took eighth in the 55 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 13).

2006 Outdoor-Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season ... Earned All-America status and moved from ninth to fourth on the 4x100 relay list while leading off UT's second-place, 38.86 effort in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9) ... Ran the same wind-aided time of 10.38w during the 100 at both meets held at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium ... Finished fifth in the invitational section of the 100 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) and 17th in the preliminaries at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26) in front of the home crowd ... Ran a season-best, wind-legal time of 10.53 while finishing fourth in the 100 at the Disney World Invitational (March 24) ... Led off Tennessee's second-place 4x100 relay team at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 14) ... Led off the Vols' 4x100 relay as the team finished second in the championship section at the Penn Relays (April 29) ... Ran the second leg on Tennessee's 4x100 relay team that won three straight races, eginning at the Disney World Invitational (March 25), continuing at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) and concluding with a victory at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Finished fifth with a season-best time of 21.71 in the 200 at the Hurricane Invitational, where he also ran the second leg on UT's eighth-place 4x100 relay team (March 18) ... Finished second in the 200 with a time of 21.87 at the Knoxville Invitational (April 30).

2006 Indoor-Tied his personal-best time of 6.31 and ran the seventh-best time during the preliminaries of the 55 at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25) and then clocked 6.35 to finish fifth in the finals the next day ... Won the 60 with a time of 6.85 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 17) ... Ran the 60 three times in one day at the Virginia Tech Invitational, finishing second in a time of 6.81 in the preliminary round and then tying his lifetimebest time of 6.80 while finishing second during the semifinals ... Earned SEC Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at Virginia Tech ... Finished sixth with a time of 6.96 in the consolation final of the 60 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 4).

2005 Outdoor-Clocked his career best 100 time of 10.38 to finish fourth at the Gatorade Classic (April 9) ... Achieved wind-aided career-best time of 10.27 to earn bronze at Georgia Tech's Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 2) ... Ran his career-best 200 time of 21.32 to place fourth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 19) ... Injured in the SEC Outdoor Championships 100 prelim, finishing 21st with a time of 11.31 ... Returned from his injury to place third in the USA Junior Championships in the 100 with a 10.63 time ... Won the 100 in the Jim Click Shootout with a 10.51 time ... Finished third in the 100 at the Sea Ray Relays after clocking a 10.39w ... Took 10th in the invitational 200 at the Sea Ray Relays after completing the half lap in 21.39 ... Fourth in the 200 at the Gatorade Classic with a time of 21.58 ... Integral part of Vols' early success in the 4x100 relay before his injury, running on winning efforts at the Jim Click Shootout (40.13), Gatorade Classic (39.29) and Sea Ray Relays (39.54), usually on the leadoff leg ... Also took the first leg on Tennessee's winning 4x200 relay time of 1:21.75 at the Sea Ray Relays.

2005 Indoor-Posted his career-best 55 time of 6.31 twice, placing second both times at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 11) and Tennessee Classic (Feb. 18) ... Clocked his lifetime-best 60 time of 6.80, tied for 10th on Tennessee's all-time list in the event, in an 11th-place prelim time and ranked 15th in the 200 prelim with a season-best time of 21.87 at the SEC indoors (Feb. 26) ... Remarkably consistent in the 60, stringing all eight race times within a window of nine-hundredths of a second ... Finished seventh in the 60 after running a 6.84 at New York's New Balance Invitational ... Took second in the 60 after clocking a 6.85 at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 200 at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a time of 21.90.

High school-Claimed double sprint titles with wins in the 100 (10.78) and 200 (21.55) at the 2004 North Carolina 3A state high school championships ... Finished second in the 200 with a 22.14 time at the 2003 state championships ... Named All-West North Carolina and all-conference his sophomore through senior seasons ... Earned all-state honors as a junior ... Helped Enka to runner up team finish in 2002 and fifth in 2004 at North Carolina state high school championships.

Personal-Full name is Matthieu Brian Pritchett ... Born April 8, 1986 in Mobile, Ala. ... Parents are Theodore and Edith Pritchett ... Sister, Allyson, sprinted and long jumped at Harvard ... Family also includes brothers Theodore III and Phillip.

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