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2006-2007 Men's Track Roster


James Thomas

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

2005-06 (Junior)
Indoor:
Won weight throw (50-1) and placed third in shot put (48-8) at MT Christmas Invitational ... Broke his own school record in weight throw with mark of 55-1.5, placing ninth at Kentucky Invitational ... Set personal-best with mark of 49-6 for second in shot put and also finished second in weight throw (54-7) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Set another school record in weight throw with winning mark of 56-7 at Middle Tennessee Open ... Threw 56-1.25 in prelims and 54-6 in weight throw finals, placing 10th at Indiana Invitational ... Won weight throw with mark of 53-0 and placed second in shot put with mark of 49-0 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Garnered another school record in weight throw with mark of 57-1.5, winning event at Sun Belt Championships ... Also set PR in shot put with mark of 51-5, finishing third at SBC meet.
Outdoor: Broke his own school record in hammer throw with mark of 164-8 at Alabama Relays, finishing fifth ... Bested that mark two weeks later with distance of 168-0 at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Finished sixth at Ole Miss Invitational and second at Boston Moon Classic and National City Invitational ... Broke school record again at Sun Belt Championships, placing second with mark of 180-10 ... Placed fourth in discus with season-best 163-4 at Clemson Relays ... Won discus at Boston Moon Classic and finished fifth at SBC meet with mark of 158-5 ... Came in sixth in shot put with mark of 47-6.25 and placed third at Boston Moon Classic ... Set personal-best in javelin with mark of 134-5 at Yellowjacket Invite.

2004-05 (Sophomore)
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.

2003-04 (Freshman)
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.

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.