Complete ResultsThe Tennessee men’s track and field team helped the SEC defeat the Big Ten 187-156 Saturday in the Big Ten-SEC Challenge in Bloomington, Ind.
“All in all, it was a good meet,” head coach Bill Webb said. “We would have liked to have won a couple of events, but did not. The multi-events guys got some work before opening with a heptathlon next weekend. We will get ready for Penn State and for the first time this season, we will take a full squad to a meet.”
Junior Nick Panezich moved to 10th on Tennessee’s all-time performance list in the 35-lb. weight throw with his personal-best toss of 59-10 1/4. Panezich finished sixth in the weight throw and also recorded a season-best mark in the shot put with his fifth-place, 56-1 1/4 effort. Fellow junior Richard Wooten recorded season-best marks in the weight throw and shot put, leading the Vols with his fourth-place, 62-0 1/2 marking in the weight throw and earning eighth in the shot put with his 55-2 1/4 measurement. Matthew Maloney placed ninth in the weight after throwing it 54-3 1/4.
Samdi Fraser earned a runner-up finish with a time of 48.42 in his first 400 of the season. Nathan Grace ran to a season-best clocking of 48.96 in the event and finished sixth, while John Hewitt took seventh in 49.35. Sophomore Evander Wells finished third in the 60 after stopping the clock in 6.75. Team captain Matthieu Pritchett ran the 60 in 6.85 to finish sixth and placed eighth in the 200 with a time of 21.90. Senior Blake Jones finished 15th in the 200 and 17th in the 60.
Senior Yarrick Kincaid earned Tennessee’s other second-place finish, as he finished his first 800 of the season in 1:53.58. Senior Paul Cross finished fifth in the event with his time of 1:56.91 and Justin Hansen took sixth in 1:57.09. Chris Platt earned a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 with his season-best time of 8:30.87 and ran a personal-best time of 4:14.42 in the mile to place seventh. Freshman Chris Rapp recorded a personal-best clocking of 8:43.30 while finishing eighth in the 3,000. Senior Andrew Dawson finished ninth in the mile and was followed closely by freshman Axel Mostrag in 10th. Mike Brodsky recorded a personal-best mile time of 4:22.64 and placed 15th. Andrew Press and Denton Jones finished 19th and 22nd, respectively, in the mile.
“Dawson went out extremely fast, probably too fast for what he was ready for, but he will have a big breakthrough shortly,” Webb said.
Hurdlers Kris Fant and Charlton Rolle each ran to personal-best times in the 60 hurdles. Fant finished fifth in 8.11, while Rolle placed sixth in 8.17. Sophomore De’Lon Isom led the Vols in the event with his fourth-place, 8.09 finish. Tennessee’s 4x400 relay team of Hewitt, Wells, Kyle Stevenson and Fraser finished fifth.
Tennessee’s heptathletes continued their preparation for the first heptathlon of the season. Team captain Jangy Addy finished ninth in the high jump with his 6-0 3/4 clearance. Michael Ayers also cleared 6-0 3/4 in the high jump, but placed 11th after the ties were broken. The freshman led the Vols in the long jump as he finished sixth with a leap of 22-1 1/2 and placed 18th in the 60 hurdles. Junior Brad Holtz recorded a 17-9 measurement in the long jump and placed 12th.
The Vols return to action next weekend at the Penn State National in University Park, Pa.
Big Ten-SEC Challenge, Bloomington, Ind.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
|1.||Terrell Wilks, Fla.||6.73*|
|3.||Evander Wells, Tenn.||6.75|
|6.||Matthieu Pritchett, Tenn.||6.85|
|1.||Terrell Wilks, Fla.||6.76q|
|2.||Evander Wells, Tenn.||6.83q|
|3.||Matthieu Pritchett, Tenn.||6.84q|
|17.||Blake Jones, Tenn.||7.06|
|1.||Terrell Wilks, Fla.||21.53|
|8.||Matthieu Pritchett, Tenn.||21.90|
|15.||Blake Jones, Tenn.||22.67|
|1.||Lesiba Masheto, Ill.||48.34|
|2.||Samdi Fraser, Tenn.||48.42|
|6.||Nathan Grace, Tenn.||48.96 SB|
|7.||John Hewitt, Tenn.||49.35|
|1.||Gary Miller, Ill.||1:53.40|
|2.||Yarrick Kincaid, Tenn.||1:53.58|
|5.||Paul Cross, Tenn.||1:56.91|
|6.||Justin Hansen, Tenn.||1:57.09|
|1.||Tyler McCreary, Ind.||4:10.71|
|7.||Chris Platt, Tenn.||4:14.42 PR|
|9.||Andrew Dawson, Tenn.||4:18.04|
|10.||Axel Mostrag, Tenn.||4:19.12|
|15.||Mike Brodsky, Tenn.||4:22.64 PR|
|19.||Andrew Press, Tenn.||4:26.99|
|22.||Denton Jones, Tenn.||4:29.80|
|1.||John Richardson, Ky.||8:15.03|
|4.||Chris Platt, Tenn.||8:30.87 SB|
|8.||Chris Rapp, Tenn.||8:43.30 PR|
|--||Mike Brodsky, Tenn.||DNF|
|1.||Brian Kaluf, Purdue||8.01|
|4.||De’Lon Isom, Tenn.||8.09|
|5.||Kris Fant, Tenn.||8.11 PR|
|6.||Charlton Rolle, Tenn.||8.17 PR|
|60 hurdles preliminaries|
|1.||Brian Kaluf, Purdue||8.03q|
|2.||De’Lon Isom, Tenn.||8.11q|
|3.||Kris Fant, Tenn.||8.16q|
|7.||Charlton Rolle, Tenn.||8.36q|
|18.||Michael Ayers, Tenn.||9.38|
|(Hewitt, Grace, Stevenson, Fraser)|
|1.||Lindsey Grant, Ky.||7-0 1/2*|
|9.||Jangy Addy, Tenn.||6-0 3/4|
|11.||Michael Ayers, Tenn.||6-0 3/4|
|--||Brad Holtz, Tenn.||No Height|
|1.||Kyle Jenkins, Ind.||22-7 1/4|
|6.||Michael Ayers, Tenn.||22-1 1/2|
|12.||Brad Holtz, Tenn.||17-9|
|--||Jangy Addy, Tenn.||Foul|
|--||Charlon Rolle, Tenn.||Foul|
|1.||Beau Burroughs, Fla.||59-2 1/4*|
|5.||Nick Panezich, Tenn.||56-1 1/4 SB|
|8.||Richard Wooten, Tenn.||55-2 1/4 SB|
|14.||Michael Ayers, Tenn.||41-0 1/4|
|--||Brad Holtz, Tenn.||Foul|
|1.||Jon Pullum, Purdue||67-9 1/2*|
|4.||Richard Wooten, Tenn.||62-0 1/2 SB|
|6.||Nick Panezich, Tenn.||59-10 1/4 PR|
|9.||Matthew Maloney, Tenn.||54-3 1/4|
|*-NCAA provisional-qualifying mark; PR-personal best/career best mark; SB-season-best mark; q-qualified for final.|