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    Blake Sabo     
     
      Blake Sabo
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carrollton, Ga.

High School:
Carrollton

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Event:
Decathlon/ HJ/ LJ

Experience:
2L

2003-Outdoor- Impressive all-around athlete who stood fourth or better on the squad's list of top outdoor marks in 2003 in a remarkable seven events -- 100m dash (10.91, fourth), high jump (6-7, second), long jump (23-6.75, second), shot put (45-5, third), discus (138-2, fourth), javelin (192-1, fourth) and decathlon (7,188, third) ... High point of the year came with a fifth-place, 7,188-point, NCAA provisional qualifier in the decathlon at the SEC Outdoors (May 16) ... Authored three season-best efforts during the SEC Decathlon--100m dash (10.91), 110m hurdles (14.79) and high jump (6-7) and a lifetime-best pole vault mark of 14-1.25 to propel him onto the scoreboard at the conference clash ... Also volunteered his services for an eighth-place tie in the high jump (6-5.5) and 12th-place finish in the javelin (177-8) in an effort to scrap for more points at the SEC Outdoors ... Wasted no time cracking the NCAA provisional qualifier list with his ninth-place, 7,072-point effort at the College Station Decathlon, where he contributed his season-best javelin throw of 192-1 (March 22) ... Selfless efforts proved crucial to Tennessee's one-point victory at the SEC Triangular in Columbia, S.C., where Sabo finished fourth in the javelin (matching a season-best 192-1), fifth in the high jump (6-2.25), sixth in the long jump (22-9.25w) and ninth in the 110m hurdles (15.18) ... Started off the first day with 3,716 points to stand third at the Sea Ray Relays Decathlon before head coach Bill Webb scratched him as a precautionary measure in the harsh conditions ... Went on to finish 10th in the open section of the javelin with a 189-7 mark at the Sea Ray Relays ... Achieved his lifetime-best shot put distance with a 45-5 measurement at Louisville's Cardinal Open (April 25) ... Finished seventh courtesy of a personal-best, 138-2 fling in the discus and took second with a 23-2w leap in the long jump at the Knoxville Invitational (April 27).

2003-Indoor- Pentathlon efforts helped Vols repeat as the Collegiate Indoor Multievent champions for two, three, four and five-man teams ... Capped his indoor schedule with a season-best, 3,632-point performance to finish 11th in the SEC Indoor Pentathlon (Feb. 28) ... Notched season-best marks of 6-7 in the high jump, third in the competition, and 44-4 in the shot put, second in the competition, during the SEC Indoor Pentathlon ... Earned fifth in Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational Pentathlon with a 3,602 score ... Posted his lifetime-best pole vault clearance of 14-0 at Kentucky's McCravy Memorial (Feb. 8) ... Put a season-best long jump mark 22-10 down the sand pit to finish 10th in the Gator Invitational (Feb. 9) ... Helped the Vols to the SEC East Challenge team win with an eighth-place, 6-6 contribution in the high jump ... Won shot put `B' section with a 44.2.5 at the Tennessee Classic.

2002-Outdoor- Battled injury throughout the 2002 season that kept him from competing in the decathlon ... Went through a packed day at the Knoxville Invitational (April 28), competing in the shot put (ninth, 42-6.25), discus (10th, 133-5) and javelin (fifth, 188-2) ... Nabbed 10th in the javelin with a 162-9 mark at the Cal Invitational.

2002-Indoor- Finished sixth after summing 3,547 points in Virginia Tech's Kroger Pentathlon (Jan. 18) ... Standing eighth in the SEC Pentathlon when he suffered an injury forcing him to pull out of the event and the high jump and long jump later ... Put in another full day at the Kentucky Invitational with appearances in the 800m run, 60m hurdles (13th, 8.50), long jump (10th, 22-2.5) and shot put (16th, 40-5) ... Opened up the season with a 12-5.5 clearance (third) in the decathlete section of the pole vault and 41-3.25 (fourth) mark in the shot put at the Tennessee Indoor Classic.

2001-Outdoor- Enjoyed remarkable improvement in his freshman season, culminating in a NCAA provisional decathlon score of 7,256 ... Completed a Vol sweep of the top three in the decathlon at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) in Knoxville with a career-best 7,256-point effort ... At the Sea Rays, Sabo won the javelin and took second in the 100m dash, long jump, high jump and 110m hurdles to fuel his PR ... Came through in a big way at the SEC Outdoors decathlon with a third-place, provisional score of 7,238 to contribute valuable points to the Vol SEC title run ... Scrapped for points at the SECs by also entering the javelin and high jump ... At the SECs, tallied seventh in a career-best 193-3 to push the Vols to the fore after Tennessee's javelin unit swung momentum with 18 points, but Sabo no-heighted in the high jump.

2001-Indoor- Set Tennessee's all-time freshman record in the pentathlon with career-best 3,861-point performance to finish third in the Virginia Tech Pentathlon (Feb. 2) ... Earned 13th with a 5,123-point accumulation in the heptathlon at the USA Indoor Championships (March 3) in Atlanta, Ga., with best effort in the long jump (fifth, 23-0.75) ... Competed in the long jump (13th, 22-10) and high jump (no height) at the SEC Indoors at Kentucky.

2000- Redshirted ... Second at the USA Junior Championships in the decathlon.

HIGH SCHOOL- A three-sport athlete (track, football and basketball) who was a three-time state high jump champion clearing 6-9 ... Helped lead team to the 1997 and 1998 state championships ... Assisted basketball team to 80-8 three-year record and football team to 28-2 two-year record including 1998 state championship and nods as a two-time All-State receiver ... Best high school 110m hurdles time is 14.65.

Pronunciation- SAY-bo.

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