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2005-2006 Men's Track Roster


James Thomas

Class: r-JR
Position: Throws
Height: 5-11
Weight: 283 pounds
Previous School: Farragut HS
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.

2003-04
Indoor:
Placed second at Sun Belt Championships in weight throw with school-record mark of 51-5.5 and sixth in shot put with mark of 46-11.75 ... Established school record in weight throw in first collegiate meet with mark of 50-8.5 to place second at MT Christmas Invitational ... Bested record with a mark of 51-4 to win Blue Raider Invitational ... Also won Middle Tennessee Classic and MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed second at Middle Tennessee Classic in shot put with mark of 44-1 ... Placed fourth in shot put at MT Christmas Invitational and Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished sixth in shot put at MT Valentine Invitational. Outdoor: Participated in four events - hammer, shot put, discus and javelin ... Finished fourth in hammer at Sun Belt Championships with mark of 148-11, fifth in shot put with mark of 49-5.5 and sixth in discus with mark of 152-6 ... Set school record in hammer to finish 17th at Alabama Relays with mark of 139-0 ... Bettered his record mark at Boston Moon Classic with mark of 152-6.5 to finish first and set new school record of 152-11 to win Twilight Meet ... Finished sixth in hammer at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed second in shot put at Boston Moon Classic with mark of 47-9.25, was third at Vanderbilt Invitational with 48-0.5 and fourth at Twilight Meet ... Won Boston Moon Classic in discus with mark of 150-6 ... Placed fifth at Twilight Meet and seventh at Bulldog Invitational ... Finished fifth in javelin at Boston Moon Classic with season-best mark of 104-11.

2004-05
Indoor:
Bested own school record with mark of 52-5 to finish fourth in weight throw at ASU Kickoff Klassic ... Placed third in shot put and second in weight throw (49-5) at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished second in shot put (48-7) and fourth in weight throw (50-8) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Posted season-best marks of 48-9.5 and 48-11.75 to place 11th in shot put at Hoosier Relays ... Also bested school record with mark of 52-5.25 in prelims at Hoosier Relays ... Came in fifth in shot put and set school record for second straight week with mark of 52-7 to place second in weight throw at Middle Tennessee Open ... Came in second in shot put at MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed seventh in shot put with mark of 46-2.5 at Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor: Placed fifth in discus (160-7) and set school record with mark of 159-6 to finish sixth in hammer at Alabama Relays ... Came in fourth in shot put (49-5.75) at Clemson Relays ... Finished fifth in discus (155-6) and ninth in hammer (156-10) at Ole Miss Invitational ... Placed second in shot put (47-3.25) and discus (147-8) and won hammer with another school record (163-1.75) at Boston Moon Classic ... Finished fifth in shot put (48-10.75) at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed fourth in shot put with personal-best 49-7.25 and also placed fourth in discus (155-5) and hammer (155-0) at National City Invitational ... Came in sixth in shot put (48-0.5), fifth in discus (154-2), sixth in hammer (162-10) and 13th in javelin (122-2) at Sun Belt Championships.

High School: Football and track letterwinner at Farragut HS ... Named All-KIL as senior ... Finished second in Junior Olympics in shot put in 2002 ... Holds school records in shot put (58-0) and discus (161-0).

Personal: James Arthur Thomas ... Son of Ron and Nancy Allen ... Born September 12, 1983 ... Majoring in University Studies - Basic & Applied Sciences.