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    Adrian Wheatley     
     
      Adrian Wheatley
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Worthington, Ohio

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 155

Event:
400/800/400 Hur

Leadership:
2000 Team Captain

2001-Outdoor- Named EdSouth/University of Tennessee Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Won Comeback of the Year Award along with Dwayne Bell and Camron Howard at team banquet...Earned All-America honors courtesy of his crucial role in scoring Tennessee’s final point in the 4x400M relay to claim the NCAA Outdoor title...Wheatley ran a clean third leg to bring the 4x400M relay home in eighth (3:07.95) to give Tennessee its winning, final point...Wheatley also ran the third leg of Tennessee’s season-best 3:04.56 4x400M relay in the semifinals at the NCAA Outdoors (May 31), the fifth-fastest time in school history and fastest since 1992...Ran second leg of Tennessee’s third-place 4x400M relay (3:06.75) to cap Tennessee’s SEC Outdoor title, in addition to taking eighth in the 800M run in 1:50.15...Clocked his season-best 800M run time of 1:48.97 to finish seventh in addition to running the second leg in the winning 4x400M relay (3:06.98) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (May 19)...Earned silver in the 800M run by finishing in 1:49.39 at the Knoxville Invitational...Finished second in the 400M dash (48.64) and 800M run (1:51.92) and ran third leg of winning 4x400M relay (3:10.93) at the Gatorade Track Classic in Knoxville...
Ran his 400M hurdles PR of 52.51 to take bronze at the Spring Gobbler Invitational (April 21) in Blacksburg, Va. ...Ran the second leg of the winning 4x800M relay (7:27.23) and third leg of third place 4x400M relay (a provisional 3:05.36) in addition to clocking a seventh-place, 1:49.40 in the 800M run at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville...Contributed points to the Vol effort at the SEC Quad in Starkville, Miss., courtesy of a fourth-place 400M hurdles effort and anchored the winning 4x400M relay...Ran the second leg of Tennessee’s eighth-place, season-best 7:26.68 4x800M relay and third leg of 10th-place distance medley relay (9:57.21) at the Penn Relays.

Indoor- Finished the indoor season as the top 800M run man on the Vol roster...Clocked season-best 800M run time of 1:51.95 (Feb. 3) to place fourth, in addition to running the third leg of the winning distance medley relay (9:56.87, a season-best for a yards effort) at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational...Scored points for the Vols with a seventh-place 800M run and ran the third leg of the second-place 4x400M relay at the SEC Quad in Lexington, Ky. ...Ran to fourth in the 400M dash with a fourth-place, season-best time of 49.69 at the New Year’s Invitational at Virginia Tech (Jan. 13)...Ran the third leg of Tennessee’s fourth-place (9:57.34-season best) distance medley relay and finished 16th in the 800M run prelims (1:52.45) at the SEC Indoors...Ran third leg of winning 4x400M relay (3:12.00) at the ETSU Invitational.

2000-Outdoor- Redshirted...Served as a team captain for the 2000 season.

Indoor- Posted best 400M dash time of season (48.35) at the SEC Quad (Jan. 22) to finish second and contribute points for the Vols...Ran a season-best 1:51.64 in the 800M run at the Kroger Invitational (Feb. 12) to finish fifth... Finished 20th in the 800M run preliminaries at the SEC Indoors with a time of 1:53.41...Ran the anchor on Tennessee’s second-place 4x400M relay team that clocked in at 3:16.36 at the Sprint Invitational...Opened the season on a strong note by winning the 800M run in 1:55.23 and running the third leg of Tennessee’s winning 4x400M relay (3:16.04) at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Also ran the second leg of Tennessee’s two fastest 4x400M relays of the indoor season--a sixth-place, 3:12.65 at the SEC Indoors and a second-place, 3:13.41 at the Kroger Invitational.

1999- A versatile athlete who can help the Vols in many different areas...Established three career marks in 1999...Named the Most Imporved Track Athlete at Tennessee’s track banquet...Stands atop the list of current Vols in the 800M run..Stands 10th all time among Vols in the 500M run with a 1:05.46...Indoors, he finished seventh in the 400M in an indoor-best time of 50.20 at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Took sixth in the 600M after running a 1:32.16 at the Tennessee/Indiana/Ohio State three-way meet...Competed in the 800M at the Cannon IV Classic posting an indoor season-best 1:55.99...Member of the distance medley relay team that ran a second-place, 10:05.69 at the IKON Invitational in Johnson City... Outdoors, ran fastest split of 45.9 on 4x400M relay team that produced a 3:06.82 to provisionally qualify for nationals...Ran anchor on Tennessee’s fourth-place 4x400M relay team that finished in 3:09.88 at the SEC Outdoors...Covered the 400M hurdles in a career-best 53.46, to stand second on the Vols’ top times chart in the event, at the Sea Ray Relays...Tennessee’s top 800M runner with career-best mark of 1:48.78 at the Georgia Tech Invitational to take fifth-place and provisionally qualify for nationals...Stood second on UT’s 1999 400M dash list with top effort of 47.83, Wheatley’s career best, at the Raleigh Relays...Ran to a third-place, 1:49.60 finish in the 800M run at the SEC Outdoors.

1998- Took second-place at Indiana Indoor Meet in the 600M with a time of 1:21.03...Finished fourth in the Virginia Tech Invitational in 500M run with mark of 1:05.46...With VT 500M time, moved into 10th on UT’s All-Time Top-10 list...Ran the 800M at the Knoxville Invitational...Finished sixth in 400M at Gatorade Track Classic...Part of a successful Distance Medley Relay team...Ran the 400M at the Cannon IV Invitational...Ran in the 400M finals at Sea Rays... Finished fifth in 400M hurdles at LSU Relays.

Cross Country 1998-
Squad member.

HIGH SCHOOL- Ran on teams that won league, district and regional championships during his prep career...Played on his school’s soccer team that carried a 19-1 record during his senior year and a national ranking...Selected to All-League, All-Region, All-District and All-Ohio squads...Was the state champion in the 4x800M relay...Holds the school record in the 4x400M relay...Was elected the team’s co-captain his junior and senior years...Posted career marks in the 200M dash in a time of 22.0, the 400M dash in 48.3 and the 800M run in a time of 1:57.0.

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