Former Vol thrower Jim Sexton is in his fourth year with the Tennessee track & field program, having served the previous three seasons as the administrative assistant with the men's program. His past duties included organizing the travel schedules, budgeting, purchasing equipment and coordinating managers' duties.
Sexton, a Knoxville native and graduate of Central High School, lettered at Tennessee from 2004-06 and served as a team co-captain in his final year as a competitor in the Big Orange program.
During his collegiate days at Tennessee, Sexton inked his name on two all-time top-10 lists. His personal-best 35-lb. weight throw measurement of 68-2 1/2 ranks second in school history, and he ranks fourth in the hammer throw with a personal-best effort of 210-0.
In 2006, Sexton won Tennessee's fourth individual SEC championship in the hammer when he outdistanced the field with a throw of 206-0. He also qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw. Sexton received the Career Achievement Award at the team's banquet following his senior season.
Sexton graduated from Tennessee in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in geography.