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2013-2014 Men's Track Roster

James Messick

Class: SR
Position: Sprints
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180 pounds
Previous School: Oakland HS
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Finished seventh in the 400-meter at the Christmas Invitational with a time of 51.05 … Best time in the 400-meter came at the Vanderbilt Invitational (49.43, 20th) … Placed ninth in the 200-meter at the Christmas Invitational (23.12) and set a season-best time at the Auburn Invitational Jan. 18 (22.46, 31st).

Outdoor: Competed in the 200-meter and 400-meter … Best finish and time of the season in the 200-meter came at the Yellow Jacket Invite March 30, placing 17th with a time of 22.31 seconds … Tallied an eighth-place finish twice in the 400, which includes a season-best 49.74 seconds at the Yellow Jacket Invite and a 50.36 second time at the Coach O Invitational April 26 … Finished seventh in the 400 at the Tennessee Challenge May 3 (50.30).

Fastest 200-meter time was 22.48 at the Rod McCravy Memorial, where he was 13th … Set a personal best time of 49.57 second in the 400-meters at the Kentucky Invitational … Was 12th in the 400 at the SBC Championships’ prelims (50.13).< br>

Outdoor: Set personal bests in all three of his events, the 100-meter dash (11.31 seconds), the 200-meter dash (22.36) and the 400-meter dash (49.00) … Was fifth at the Rhodes Invitational in the 400 (49.13) … Placed 12th at the Vanderbilt Invitational (49.34) and third at the Black and Gold Meet (49.43) in the 400.

Crossed the finish line in 6.80 seconds in the 55 meters at the Sun Belt Championships ... Finished sixth in the 200 meters at the MT Christmas Invitational with a personal-best time of 22.66 seconds ... Captured an eighth-place finish in the 400 meters at the MT Christmas Invitational while running a 51.43 ... Placed 10th in the 200 meters in 22.77 seconds at the Kentucky Invitational ... Set a new personal-best time of 50.58 seconds in the 400-meter competition at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

Outdoor: Logged a new personal-best in the 400 meters at the Sun Belt Championships, running a 48.85 ... Placed ninth at the Vanderbilt Invitational in the 400 meters in 49.15 seconds ... Ran a new 200-meter personal-best time of 22.28 seconds at the Vanderbilt Invitational.

High School/Previous College: Competed in track & field, football and basketball while in high school ... Member of the Oakland High School 2008 Class 6A State Championship team ... Set school records in the 4x200 and 4x400 events.

Personal: James Brandon Campbell Messick ... Born July 20, 1990 ... Son of Trent and Laura Messick ... Has two sisters (Caralyn and Meagan) ... Majoring in business.