Jarrad Read
Jarrad Read
Birth Date: Sept. 27, 1987
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: South Doyle
Major: Business

Jarrad has provided consistent efforts and constant improvement throughout this four years on the roster...a team leader, he was also elected president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for his senior season...wrapped up his senior season having competed in every Golden Eagle meet during the past four years...named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll to recognize his work in the classroom.

AT TECH - (In 2009): One of six runners who competed in every meet in 2009, Jarrad showed consistent improvement every week of the season...moved from seventh on the team to third by the end of the year...his season-best time was 28:35.46 at the Evansville Invitational where he finished fourth on the team...was third on the squad at the OVC Championship with a time of 28:08.03.

(In 2008):
Jarrad competed in all six meets the Golden Eagles participated in, and had strong showings in just about each event...best time was clocked in at Evansville where he finished with a time of 26:42.53, which stands as his career best, and also stands as the 17th best finish in Tech history...had a strong finish at the OVC Championships where he placed second on the squad...also finished with fourth-place showings at the Tennessee Tech Invitational, Furman and Evansville.

(In 2007): Jarrad had strong showings in the Furman and the NCAA Division I South Region Cross Country Championships, where he placed fourth among his teammates in each meet. He also placed strong in the Chattanooga Invitational where he came in fifth for the Golden Eagle squad.

(In 2006): Jarrad was one of the most improved runners on the roster in his rookie season, climbing to fourth toward the end of the schedule...ran in every meet...opened the year fifth on the team at Sewanee and Austin Peay, and placed sixth among his teammates at Vanderbilt...jumped to fourth on the squad for the TTU Invitational and Evansville Invitational...best time clocked in at 27:50.44 at Evansville to finish 44th overall.

HIGH SCHOOL: Jarrad comes to the Golden Eagles from South Doyle High School with inside knowledge of the TTU program, having been a standout distance runner under the direction of his prep coach, Donnie Madgett, a former Golden Eagle runner..Jarrad lettered four times in cross country and two times in track and field, and also earned two letters on the basketball and soccer teams...Jarrad holds his school record for 3,200 meters in track and placed third in the region while earning all-KIL honors.

Jarrad is the son of Randy and Debbe Read...born September 27, 1987...full name is Jarrad Randolph Read...majoring in business.