Five-time SEC pole vault winner Joe Berry dismissed by UT

Joe Berry, who won five SEC championships in the pole vault, has been dismissed from the Tennessee men's track and field team due to a violation of team rules.

UT made the announcement Thursday in a track and field news release.

Berry was not able to compete during the indoor season because the senior had only outdoor eligibility remaining.

Berry won the pole vault during the SEC indoor championships in 2009 and 2011, and won the SEC outdoor title in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Only Lawrence Johnson, who won a silver medal in the Olympics, won more SEC titles in the pole vault in UT history. Johnson won six.

Berry finishes his UT career ranked No. 9 outdoors at 17 feet, 9 inches and No. 8 indoors at 17-8 ½.

Volleyball: Tennessee freshmen Tiffany Baker and Mary Pollmiller have been selected by USA Volleyball to participate in this summer's U.S. Women's National A2 Team Program.

In all, 48 student-athletes with collegiate eligibility were chosen.

Training begins June 26 at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, while the matches will be held June 30 to July 4 during the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Comments » 6

keepitreal4vols writes:

Its Da'Rick's fault we got no pole vault.

voloffaith writes:

Thank you for completely removing the sick post about former smu player that was all rumor and speculation. Sad mr. Berry did what many of us do and is put ourselves above the team...

LordWebb writes:

Kicking your best athlete off a struggling team - seems like a smart move

phhome writes:

in response to LordWebb:

Kicking your best athlete off a struggling team - seems like a smart move

Kicking the best athlete off the team for violating the rules IS a smart move, maybe you should move to a team that allows rule breakers to play for you.......What a LOSER!!!!!

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

Wonder if he was using a corked pole.

mountainbrook writes:

in response to LordWebb:

Kicking your best athlete off a struggling team - seems like a smart move

You must be a Florida fan. They like to keep thugs on their teams.

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