Jose Parrilla – 800m, 1993 and 1994 (Olympian 1992, 1996)

Jose Parrilla, an American middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 meters, finished sixth at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg. Known for coming from behind with a strong finishing kick, his personal best 800m time is 1:43.97, set in 1992 in the U.S. Olympic Trials. He qualified again for the U.S. team at the [...]


Randy Jenkins – High Jump, 1991 and 1993

The Randy Jenkins story is about overcoming the odds and meeting the challenges of life head on. Jenkins, helped lead Tennessee track and field team to the 1991 NCAA title, finishing second in the high jump with a mark of 7-6.50. After a visit to his doctor a few weeks later, the high of winning an NCAA title [...]


Aric Long – Decathlon, 1991 (Olympian 1992)

Arie Long won three prestigious decathlon titles since enrolling at Tennessee in 1988. His first title of note came in 1989 at Ohio State University when he captured the National TAC Junior championship by scoring 6,908 points in the ten events. This earned Arie a spot on the U.S. team for the Pan American Juniors championships at Sante [...]


Todd Williams – Distance, 1991 (Olympian 1992, 1996)

Todd Williams stands as one of the finest distance runners in Tennessee and U.S. history. A two-time Olympian (1992, 1996) and World Championships competitor (1993, 1995), Williams earned his spot as the top U.S. distance man in the 1990s. Williams won the 10,000m title at the USA Outdoors four times--1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996. Williams placed seventh in [...]


Brian Brophy – Decathlon, 1990 and 1992

Brophy, a three-time letter winner for the Vols, was one of the most accomplished decathletes in program history. He won the 1990 SEC Championship in the decathlon, posting a total of 7,537 points and earned All-America honors as the national runner-up at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 7779. He earned All-America honors again in 1991 after [...]


John Richardson – Javelin, 1989

John Richardson was a three time gold medalist in the Javelin at the AAU Jr Olympics, setting a National record each year. In 1987 he was named to the Track and Field News All-America high School squad in the javelin. After high school, John attended Tennessee and was a three time All-America and was a key part of their [...]