Award Winner Description
John Tillman was a member of the 1992 US Olympic team competing in the triple jump. Tillman set the
current UT record with a leap of 55-7 set in 1985. Tillman was six time All-America placing both
indoor and outdoor in the NCAAM in 1985, 1986 and 1987. His best finish of second in 1985 outdoor
meet with a 55-7 mark earned him the UT record.
Tillman best indoor national mark was a third place in 1986. Tillman ranks second on the indoor
triple jump ranking at UT with a mark of 55–0 set in 1987. Tillman won six straight SEC triple
jump crowns winning both the indoor and outdoor events in 1985, 1986 and 1987. As a longer jumper
at the 1986 SEC meet, Tillman finished second Indoors and third outdoor and in 1987 conference
meets he was fourth indoors and sixth outdoors. Tillman also won back to back Penn Relays triple
jump titles in 1986 and 1987.