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    Shannon Wheatley     
     
      Shannon Wheatley
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Worthington, Ohio

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Event:
200/ 400

Experience:
2L

2002-Outdoor- Redshirted ... Finished fifth in the 200m dash in 22.18 to help the Vols to the team win at the Cal Invitational (March 23) ... Ran a 22.63 in the 200m dash to open the season at USC’s Trojan Classic.

2002-Indoor-
Finished a season-best seventh in 48.30 in the 400m dash prelims at the Armory Invitational in New York, N.Y. (Feb. 9) ... Clocked a 48.38 in the 400m dash prelims at the SEC Indoors ... Finished ninth in 49.16 in the 400m dash at the SEC Eastern Division Challenge ... Clocked a 22.13 to nab 11th in the 200m dash and ran the third leg on Tennessee’s runner-up, 3:10.49 4x400m relay effort at Virginia Tech’s Kroger Invitational (Jan 19).

2001-Outdoor- Traveled to NCAA Outdoors as an alternate for 4x400M relay duty...Competed through a nagging injury which required offseason surgery...Clocked his best 400M dash of the year (47.59) to take eighth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational at Arizona State (March 24)...Finished the 100M dash in 10.97 to earn sixth at the SEC Quad in Starkville, Miss. ...Clocked in at 22.03 to earn eighth in the 200M dash at the Spring Gobbler Invitational at Virginia Tech...Ran third leg of winning 4x400M relay (3:06.98) at the Georgia Tech Invitational...Ran third leg of third-place, 3:06.75 4x400M relay at the SEC Outdoors at South Carolina to cap the Vol title run...Ran second leg on Tennessee’s 10th-place, 9:57.21 distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.

2001-Indoor-
Finished eighth in the 400M dash in 47.67 to move the scoreboard at the SEC Indoors...Wheatley clocked his season-best 400M dash in the SEC Indoors prelims (Feb. 24) in 47.17...Led off the Vols’ fourth-place 4x400M relay at the SEC Indoors, a season-best 3:09.60...Took fourth in a season-best 21.83 in the 200M dash at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational (Feb. 3)...Contributed points at the SEC Quad at Kentucky with a third-place, 48.09 finish in the 400M dash and led off the second-place 4x400M relay (3:12.66)...Broke the tape in 7.10 to take 10th in the 60M dash and led off the winning 4x400M relay at the New Year’s Invitational at Virginia Tech (Jan. 13)...Led off Tennessee’s winning 4x400M relay (3:12.00) at the ETSU Invitational.

2000-Outdoor-
Proved to be an immediate contributor in his rookie campaign...Ran the squad’s fastest 400M dash time of the season...His PR of 46.91 was acheived at the National Team Invitational Champion-ships in Austin, Texas (April 22) to place fourth...Clocked his fastest 200M dash time of the outdoor season, a 21.40, at the Gatorade Twilight Meet (May 18) to finish ninth...Placed eighth at the SEC Outdoors by finishing the 400M dash in 47.31...Posted a 21.75 in the 200M dash at the Sea Ray Relays...Sprinted to a third-place, 47.16 finish in the 400M dash at the SEC Quad...Took fifth in 21.53 in the 200M dash at the Hurricance Collegiate Invitational...Carried his weight as a relay performer, as well...Led off the Vol 4x400M relay at the NCAA Outdoors where he ran a split of 46.5, tied for the second-fastest on the relay...The Vol 4x400M relay team ran to a time of 3:06.26, the second-fastest time of the season, to take 11th in the NCAA semifinals, but missed qualifying for the finals...Wheatley also ran leadoff (46.6 split) on Tennessee’s eighth-fastest 4x400M relay of all time, a blazing 3:04.72 at the Georgia Tech Invitational (May 20) to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Outdoors...Ran the second leg of the third-place distance medley relay effort (9:33.70) at the Penn Relays, Tennessee’s fastest DMR of the season...Ran the third leg on Tennessee’s fastest sprint medley relay of the season (3:21.25) to win the event at the Florida Relays...Leadoff man on the second-fastest Vol 4x100M relay of the year--a 40.20 effort at the Sea Ray Relays.

2000-Indoor- Set the indoor school record in the 400M dash with a torrid 47.05 in the preliminary heat at the SEC Indoors (Feb. 26)...Went on to place seventh in 47.15 in the finals of the 400M dash at the SEC Indoors...Ran his season-best time of 7.08 in the 60M dash (sixth) and 22.02 in the 200M dash (second) while also running the fastest split (47.7) on the winning 4x400M relay team (3:16.04) at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 15)...Placed sixth in 48.29 in the 400M dash at the Kroger Invitational...Enjoyed relay success in the indoor season, as well...Earned All-America honors by running the second leg of Tennessee’s fifth-place distance medley relay team at the NCAA Indoors (9:35.24), the fastest Vol indoor DMR in school history...Also ran the second leg on the best indoor DMR (yards) time (9:43.14) in Tennessee history at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3) in South Bend, Ind. ...Led off on Tennessee’s two fastest 4x400M relays of the indoor season -- a 3:12.65, sixth-place performance at the SEC Indoors and 3:13.41 to earn second place at the Kroger Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL- Ran his PR of 21.32 in a Regional Meet in Dublin, Ohio...Six-time high school All-America selection at the National Scholastic Meet from 1997-99...Won state championships in the 200M dash, 400M dash and 4x400M relay in 1999 as a senior... Led his team to the Division I Ohio state championship in 1999...Took runner-up at the state meet in the 400M dash in 1998...Member of the state champion 4x400M relay with brother Adrian in 1997...Took sixth place at the state meet in the 400M dash (48.72) in 1997...Holds school records in the 200M dash, 400M dash, 4x200M relay, sprint medley relay and the 4x400M relay...Fastest 400M dash high school time was 47.10.

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