NCAA All-Americans and Top Eight NCAA Finishers

NOTE:   *Top four finishers earned All-American Outdoor honors.

1965

  • Pat Pomphrey 120 yd hurdles (4th) 14.0 *
  • Rocky Soderberg mile run (7th) 4:07.9
  • David Story 6 mile run (8th) 30:22.6

1966

  • Pat Pomphrey, 120 yd hurdles (3rd), 13.8 *
  • Roger Neiswender 120 yd hurdles (7th)

1967

  • Richmond Flowers, 120 yd hurdles (2nd), 13.5 *
  • 440 yd relay—(Carroll Thrift, Chick McGeehan, ​Gary Wagner, Richmond Flowers) (2nd), 40.3 *
  • Larry Kelly, 880 yd (3rd), 1:48.3 *
  • Roger Neiswender, 120 yd hurdles (5th) 13.7

1968

  • Karl Kremser, high jump (2nd) 7-1 *
  • Hardee McAlhaney, 440 yd dash (5th)
  • Bill Skinner javelin (7th) 227′ 8”
  • Richmond Flowers, 120 yd hurdles (selected by coaches​)

1969

  • Bill High, 120 yd hurdles (2nd), 13.5 *
  • Bill Skinner, javelin (2nd) 273-3 *
  • Richmond Flowers, 120 yd hurdles (3rd) 13.5 *
  • Mile Relay—-(Gary Womble, Larry Kelly, Audry Hardy, Hardee McAlhaney) (3rd) 3:06 *
  • Robert Sprung pole vault (T-6th) 15′ 6”

1970

  • Bill Skinner, javelin (NCAA Champion) 270-8 *
  • Mile Relay—(Abe Henderson, Audry Hardy, Hardee McAlhaney, ​Gary Womble) (3rd) 3:07.8 *
  • Hardee McAlhaney 440 yd hurdles (7th) :51.6

1971

  • Doug Brown, 6 mile run (3rd) 27:51.6 *
  • Darwin Bond, 440 yd dash (3rd) 46.0 *
  • Mile Relay—(Trevor James, Audry Hardy, James Craig, ​Darwin Bond) (4th) 3:07.9 *

1972

  • Willie Thomas, 800m (NCAA Champion) 1:47.1 *
  • Doug Brown, steeplechase (3rd) 8:33.6 *
  • Bill High 120 yd hurdles (8th) 13.8
  • Dan Martin javelin (8th) 236′ 6”

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