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2003-2004 Men's Track Roster

Mardy Scales

Class: SR
Position: Sprints
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160 pounds
Previous School: Centennial HS
Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.

Indoor: Earned second straight All-America honor in 60m and held the fastest time in the nation in the event for six weeks ... Won seven times during the season, including pair of Sun Belt titles ... Only Sun Belt athlete to earn All-America honor in 2003 ... Posted fastest times in conference in 55m, 60m and 200m for season ... Won 55m in NCAA provisional time of 6.22 at Middle Tennessee Invitational ... Set school-record and automatically qualified for NCAA Championships in winning 60m in 6.60 at Kentucky Invitational ... Also won 200m at same meet in provisional time of 21.21 ... Named SBC Track Performer of the Week after winning at UK ... Won 55m in 6.26 and placed second in 200m in 21.16 at Blue Raider Classic ... Picked up another victory in 60m in 6.69 at Indiana Invitational ... Won 55m in 6.31 and 200m in 21.16 at Sun Belt Championships, earning All-SBC honors in both events ... Also voted SBC Most Outstanding Track Performer after leading the Blue Raiders to their third straight SBC title.
Outdoor: Posted perhaps the most successful season in Blue Raider sprinting history, earning a pair of All-America honors and winning an individual title at the NCAA Championships ... Posted fastest times in Sun Belt in both 100 and 200m ... Did not run the first month of the outdoor season, nursing an injury from the end of the indoor season ... Won both 100 (10.27) and 200m (20.77), both in regional qualifying times, in his first meet of the season, at Vanderbilt Invitational, earning Sun Belt Athlete of the Week honors ... Also member of second-place 4x100m relay in regional qualifying time of 40.11 at Vandy ... Member of fifth-place 4x100m relay at Penn Relays ... Tied school record with 10.24 in 100m prelims at Sun Belt Championships ... Won 100 and 200m and member of winning 4x100m relay at SBC meet, earning All-SBC honors in all three ... Member of second-place 4x100m relay at Georgia Tech Invitational ... Ran wind-aided times of 10.21 and 10.02 to win 100m at NCAA Mideast Regional ... Also member of second-place 4x100m relay at regional ... Won 100m at NCAA Championships in 10.25, becoming first Blue Raider male to win national spring title in school history and earning first outdoor All-America honor after two indoor recognitions ... Also member of school record-setting third-place 4x100m relay at NCAA Championships ... Foursome ran record-setting 38.94 in event finals to earn All-America honors, the first relay to do so at Middle Tennessee since 1982 ... Posted seventh-place finish in 100m at USA Track & Field Championships, the only amateur in the finals ... Won silver medal in 100 at Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ... Also a member of gold-medal winning 4x100m relay at Pan Am Games.

Indoor: Won 55m (6.21) and 200m (21.08) at MT Christmas Invitational ... Ran 6.70 in 60m to finish second at Kentucky Invitational ... Named Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week for January 15 after showings in first two meets of season ... Again won 55m (6.28) and came in second in 200m (21.38) at MT Invitational ... Set school 55m record in prelims of event, running 6.20 ... Had emergency appendectomy on January 31 ... Won 55m (6.32) and took second in 200m (21.30) at Sun Belt Championships ... Ran 21.56 in 200m prelims at NCAA Championships ... Earned All-America honors in 60m, finishing eighth in 6.90.
Outdoor: Came in sixth in 400m and was member of winning 4x100m relay at Auburn Springtime Invitational ... Came in fourth in 100m (10.69) and member of provisional qualifying 4x100m relay (39.57) at Alabama Relays ... Member of 4x100m relay and third-place 4x200m relay at Texas Relays ... Pulled a hamstring in 100m at Sea Ray Relays ... Member of 4x100m and 4x200m relays at Penn Relays ... Again pulled hamstring a Sun Belt Championships, finishing seventh in 100m and sixth in 200m, as well as member of winning 4x100m relay.

Indoor: Ran 6.92 in 60m prelims and 22.52 in 200m at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished fifth in 55m at Arkansas State Invitational ... Took third in 60m and fifth in 200m at Indiana Invitational ... Placed second in 55m and fourth in 200m at MT Valentine Invitational ... Came in seventh in 55m and fourth in 200m at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Won 100m at Southern Miss Invitational ... Named Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week for March 18 after winning at USM ... Posted time of 10.28 in prelims at Texas Relays ... Won 100m (10.25) and 200m (20.83) at Vanderbilt, a personal best in 100m ... Again named Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week, for April 22, after wins at Vandy ... Took second in 100m and first in 200m at Sun Belt Championships, posting personal best mark in 200m (20.65) ... Named Sun Belt Outdoor Track Performer of the Week on March 18.

High School:
Named All-State and All-Region in track and football at Centennial HS ... Won state titles in 100m and 200m as senior.

Marcellus Andrellious Scales ... Born September 10, 1982 ... Son of Melvin and Gail Scales ... Majoring in Physical Education.