Karl Tatum
Karl  Tatum

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Milwaukee Lutheran

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
JR/JR

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

Indoor-
55:
6.59 seconds
60:
6.91 seconds (No. 2 all-time at MU; Freshman Record!) 
200:
22.54 seconds (No. 9 alll-time at MU)
300:
37.22 seconds

Outdoor-

100: 10.86 seconds 

TFRRS Profile


2016-17:
Indoor (So.): Competed in five meets during his sophomore indoor season ... Set a personal-best in the 55 meters with a time of 6.59 seconds to take second place at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale (Dec. 9) ... Placed 10th in the 60 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 7.04 seconds.
Outdoor (So.):
 Competed in just two meets due to injury ... Record two eighth place finishes in the 100-meter dash, doing so with a time of 11.32 seconds at the Marquette Duals (April 7) and a time of 11.31 seconds at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative (April 29).


2015-16:

All-BIG EAST, 4x100-meter relay
Indoor (Fr.): Set and holds the fastest time in program history for the 60-meter dash as a freshman, which was recorded at the BIG EAST Championships (6.91 seconds) ... Placed 12th in the 200-meter dash at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 22.54 seconds, good enough ninth best all-time at MU ... Took second at the John Tierney Quadrangular (January 23) in the 60-meter dash (7.04 seconds) ... Placed fourth at the Jack Jennett Invitational (January 29) in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.08 seconds ... Recorded a time of 7.09 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the Mark Messersmith Invitational, earning a top-ten spot.
Outdoor (Fr.):
 Competed in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relays in the outdoor season ... 4x100-meter relay team won first place at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 41.77 seconds, a Marquette record ... Took sixth in the 100-meter dash at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 10.86 seconds, a personal-best.

Prior to Marquette: Tatum was a three-year letterwinner in track and field and twice lettered in basketball at Milwaukee Lutheran High School … Served as track team captain in 2015 … Owner of three state, sectional, regional and conference titles in the 100m, 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay … Ran the second-fastest 100-meter dash time in school history (10.89 seconds) and the fifth-fastest 200-meter dash time (22.46 seconds) … Has a lifetime-best 100-meter dash time of 10.72 seconds.

Personal: Tatum was born in Milwaukee and is the middle child to Karl and Jacinta Tatum … He has one brother, Kaleb, and one sister, Karli … Plans to major in finance.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2017-
60-meter dash: 10th (7.04 seconds)
2016-
60-meter dash: 1st (6.95 seconds; prelim-6.91 seconds - No. 1 all-time at MU; Freshman Record!)
200-meter dash:
 12th (22.54 seconds) 

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2017-
N/A
2016-
100-meter dash: 6th (10.86 seconds; prelim-10.90 seconds)
4x100-meter relay:
1st (41.77 seconds)

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