NCAA Individual Champions

Indoor

1968

  • Richmond Flowers, 60 yd hurdles 7.0
Richmond Flowers

1969

  • Mile relay (Gary Womble, Larry Kelly, Audry Hardy, Hardee McAlhaney), 3:14.6
McAlhaney-Kelly-Womble

Outdoor

1970

  • Bill Skinner, Javelin 270-8
Bill Skinner

1972

  • Willie Thomas, 800m 1:47.11
Willie Thomas

NCAA All-Americans and Top Five NCAA Finishers

NOTE:   *Earned All-American honors.

Indoor

1966

  • Pat Pomphrey 60 yd hurdles (5th) 7.4
Pat Pomphrey

1968

  • Richmond Flowers, 60 yd hurdles (NCAA Champion) 7.0 *
  • Lonnie Hance, high jump (3rd-t), 6-10, *
  • Hardee McAlhaney, 440 yd (4th) 48.3
  • Larry Kelly 600 yd (5th) 1:11.1
  • Karl Kremser, high jump (5th) 6’8”
  • Steve Owens pole vault (5th-t) 15’6”
Thrift-Wagner-Flowers

1969

  • Mile Relay—(Gary Womble, Larry Kelly, Audry Hardy, ​Hardee McAlhaney) (NCAA Champion) 3:14.6 *
  • Audry Hardy, 600 yd (2nd), 1:10.1 *
  • Jeff Gable, triple jump (3rd) 50-10 1/4 *
  • Bob Sprung, pole vault (5th)
  • Larry Kelly 880 yd (5th)
  • Hardee McAlhaney, 440 yd (5th)
Bowers-Kelly-McAlhaney

1970

  • Mile Relay—(Gary Womble, Abe Henderson, Audry Hardy, ​Hardee McAlhaney) (2nd), 3:16.0 *
  • Bill High, 60 yd hurdles, (2nd), 6.9 *
  • Jeff Gable, triple jump (3rd), 50-0 *
  • Steve Owens, pole vault (3rd), 16-0 *

1971

  • Bill High, 60 yd hurdles (2nd) 7.1 *
  • Mile Relay—(James Craig, Audry Hardy, Gary Womble, Darwin Bond) (2nd) 3:15.1 *
  • Tony Wilson high jump (5th-t) 6’8”
Audry-Hardy

1972

  • Bill High, 60 yd hurdles (2nd) 7.2 *
Rohe and High

The Chuck Rohe Track Era

In 1962 the University of Tennessee hired a young track coach, Chuck Rohe. The next nine years, along with the Stan Huntsman era to follow, began the most successful era of SEC track & field and cross-country dominance in the school’s history.

What a Day!
Chuck Rohe